Malcolm McLaren (1984) Would Ya Like More Scratchin’? UK LP


Very Brief:
“D’ya like scratchin’?” “Scratchin’?” “Yeah, what is it?” On the heels of Grandmaster Flash’s “The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel”, the first commercial recording produced entirely using turntables, Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team Show released the 5 track EP, “D’ya Like Scratchin’?” in the US in 1983. In the UK, the following year, “Would Ya Like More Scratchin’?” was released with the same 5 tracks plus the addition of “Would Ya Like More Scratchin’ (New York City Re-Mix)”.

This record is listed on Discogs as an LP. Seems more of an EP to me but, whatever. On the record sleeve it is billed as a “6 Track Hip Hop Party Mix”. I can’t disagree with that. The tracks are all joined seamlessly with no fades between. Thus, making it nearly impossible, to split this up into individual tracks, I tried but was not satisfied with my results. So, I’m providing you with complete, uncut rips of each side of this record. Feel free to chop, screw, slice and dice as you wish. Of course, there’s nothing on either side of this record that I would wish to skip so, my listening copy will remain as is.


Malcolm McLaren (1984) Would Ya Like More Scratchin' UK LPThe Source:
Label: Virgin/Charisma Records
Catalog#: CLAM 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984


Malcolm McLaren (1984) Would Ya Like More Scratchin' UK LPThe A Side:
D’Ya Like Scratchin’? (Special Version)
She’s Looking Like A Hobo
Buffalo Gals (D. J. Cut – Special Stereo Mix)

The B Side:
World’s Famous (Radio I. D.)
Hobo Scratch
Would Ya Like More Scratchin’ (New York City Re-Mix)

Cybotron (1985) R-9 12″


Very Brief:
From 1985, this 12″ release of “R-9” from Cybotron features vocal and instrumental takes on this classic techno track. Dedicated to the people of earth.


Cybotron (1985) R-9 12"The Source:
Label: Fantasy Records
Catalog#: D-234
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985


Cybotron (1985) R-9 12"The A Side:
R-9 (Vocal) 5:14

The B Side:
R-9 (Instrumental) 4:47

Cybotron (1983) Clear 12″


Very Brief:
As I mentioned yesterday, this 1983 12″ release features the well-known remix by Jose “Animal” Diaz of “Clear” from Cybotron’s debut album ‘Enter’. It’s backed with the LP cut of “Industrial Lies”.


Cybotron (1983) Clear 12"The Source:
Label: Fantasy Records
Catalog#: D-216
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983


Cybotron (1983) Clear 12"The A Side:
Clear 4:52

The B Side:
Industrial Lies 6:14


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot Black Singles 8/27/83   52 9

Cybotron (1983) Enter LP


Very Brief:
Here’s a full-length LP rip of an early pressing of Cybotron’s “Enter” album from 1983. The album is widely regarded as the birthplace of the Detroit techno scene, envisioned by co-creators Juan Atkins and Richard Davis. Even 34 years later, the album holds up as a good listen all the way through. Highlight tracks for me are “Cosmic Cars”, “Cosmic Raindance” and of course, “Clear”. This early pressing of “Enter” contains the original version of “Clear” that was later remixed by Jose “Animal” Diaz. Diaz’s remix of “Clear” is the version featured on subsequent pressings and collections from Cybotron vice the original version. Tomorrow we will visit with a couple of 12″ releases from Cybotron, stay tuned…


Cybotron (1983) Enter LPThe Source:
Label: Fantasy Records
Catalog#: F-9625
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983


Cybotron (1983) Enter LPThe A Side:
Enter 5:37
Alleys Of Your Mind 3:34
Industrial Lies 6:14
The Line 5:01

The B Side:
Cosmic Cars 4:21
Cosmic Raindance 4:00
El Salvador 5:49
Clear 4:47

Twilight 22 (1983) Electric Kingdom 12″


Very Brief:
Twilight 22’s first ever release was the 12″ of “Electric Kingdom” in 1983. The single was a Top 10 hit on Billboard’s R&B and Dance charts.


Twilight 22 (1983) Electric Kingdom 12"The Source:
Label: Vanguard Records
Catalog#: SPV 68
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983


Twilight 22 (1983) Electric Kingdom 12"The A Side:
Electric Kingdom (Vocal Version) 6:44

The B Side:
Electric Kingdom (Instrumental – Dub Version) 7:05


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 12/17/83 95 79 8
Hot Black Singles 11/5/83   7 20
Hot Dance/Disco 10/29/83   5 14

The Blackwell Project (1985) Explicit Lyrics 12″


Very Brief:
The 12″ being posted today is “Explicit Lyrics” from The Blackwell Project. The record has somewhat of an electro-funk feel to me with spoken word samples from news reports, etc. The style reminds me a lot of Paul Hardcastle’s “19“.


The Blackwell Project (1985) Explicit Lyrics 12"The Source:
Label: Emergency Records
Catalog#: EMDS 6558
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985


The Blackwell Project (1985) Explicit Lyrics 12"The A Side:
Explicit Lyrics (Secret Mix) 5:25
Explicit Lyrics (Power Mix) 5:17

The B Side:
X-Plicit (Instrumental) 4:26
X-Plicit (Dub) 5:42

The Other Ones (1987) Holiday 12″


Very Brief:
“Holiday” by The Other Ones is featured on this Virgin Records promo 12″ with 12″ and 7″ remixes and the LP version. Remixed by John “Tokes” Potoker.


The Other Ones (1987) Holiday 12"The Source:
Label: Virgin Records
Catalog#: PR 2090
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987


The Other Ones (1987) Holiday 12"The A Side:
Holiday (7″ Remix) 3:43
Holiday (LP Version) 3:32

The B Side:
Holiday (12″ Remix) 5:58


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 8/1/87 90 29 17

Mac Band (1988) Roses Are Red 12″


Very Brief:
L.A. & Babyface wrote and produced the #1 R&B track “Roses Are Red” for the Mac Band in 1988. This 12″ features a remix and instrumental by Louil Silas, Jr.


Mac Band (1988) Roses Are Red 12"The Source:
Label: MCA Records
Catalog#: MCA-23791
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988


Mac Band (1988) Roses Are Red 12"The A Side:
Roses Are Red (Extended Version) 9:30

The B Side:
Roses Are Red (Instrumental) 9:30


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot Black Singles 5/14/88 80 1 17

Nik Kershaw (1986) Radio Musicola GER 12″


Very Brief:
This German 12″ release from Nik Kershaw features an Extended Mix of “Radio Musicola” that was remixed by Bryan “Chuck” New.


Nik Kershaw (1986) Radio Musicola GER 12"The Source:
Label: MCA Records
Catalog#: 258 485-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: GER
Released: 1986


Nik Kershaw (1986) Radio Musicola GER 12"The A Side:
Radio Musicola (Extended Mix) 7:15

The B Side:
L.A.B.A.T.Y.D. 4:12
Radio Musicola 4:16

Blake & Hines (1986) Sherry 12″


Very Brief:
This promo 12″ release from Blake & Hines features 12″, 7″ and Dub versions of their track “Sherry” along with “Movie Queen” from their 1986 self-titled LP. The R&B duo consisted of Corey Blake & Andra Hines and their 1986 Motown LP was their only album release.


Blake & Hines (1986) Sherry 12"The Source:
Label: Motown Records
Catalog#: PR-199
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986


Blake & Hines (1986) Sherry 12"The A Side:
Sherry (12″ Mix) 6:22
Sherry (7″ Version) 3:54

The B Side:
Sherry (Dub) 5:20
Movie Queen 4:06


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot Black Singles 2/28/87   50 10
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