Pseudo Echo – Funky Town (Australia 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Funky Town” is a song originally recorded by American disco act Lipps Inc. in 1979.

In 1986, “Funky Town” was covered by the Australian band Pseudo Echo as a rock song, which included a guitar solo in the middle. Pseudo Echo’s version reached no. 6 on the US Hot 100 chart and spent seven weeks at no. 1 in Australia. Mirroring Lipps Inc’s experience, Pseudo Echo’s version was that group’s only US Top 40 hit. The version of “Funky Town” by Pseudo Echo was played in the 1987 sequel comedy film Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise.

SIDE A:
Funky Town (Dance Mix) 6:34
Engineer – Ian “Mack” McKenzie*
Producer – Brian Canham
Written-By – S. Greenberg*

SIDE B:
Funky Town 4:53
Engineer – Ian “Mack” McKenzie*
Producer – Brian Canham
Written-By – S. Greenberg*

Lies Are Nothing 3:56
Producer – Mark S. Berry*
Written-By – J. Leigh*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Funky Town U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1986 Funky Town U.S. BillboardHot Dance Music/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– ED 237
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Australia
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Malpass & Burrows: The Design Group

NOTES:
Recorded At – Platinum Studios, Melbourne
Mixed At – Platinum Studios, Melbourne

Find the 12″ at DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
DAC/Phono Pre-amp:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Kia
Kia
4 days ago

Don’t like this version. But more Psuedo Echo is always good. They were like Duran Duran but more rockier.

Michael Abramson
Michael Abramson
4 days ago

There is also more industrial cover of this by World Domination Enterprises

Marco
Marco
4 days ago

I don’t think I’ve heard this version before but looking forward to hearing it.

Cheers Paul!

Luiz Augusto Bulgarão
Luiz Augusto Bulgarão
4 days ago

Hi Paul. First congratulations on the blog. An excellent source of the best songs of all time and their extended versions so loved by us enthusiastic amateur DJs (my case), or even those who like to prolong the experience of their favorite music. I am a great admirer of the blog. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your musical jewelry with us. A fan from the city of Birigui, state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Carlos
Carlos
5 days ago

Gracias Pault, gran tema.

Jeff
Jeff
5 days ago

I can’t believe you’ve haven’t posted this before Paul. I’m just LIVING for this. This band made this song it’s own. I love the cover art as well. We only got a generic sleeve in the US. Paul!! Not only do we get superior sound but artwork that brings the audio to life. You really spoil us so!

Have an excellent weekend Paul and BTGers!!!

Jeff