Culture Club (1982) I’m Afraid Of Me 12″

Very Brief:
When Culture Club’s ‘Kissing To Be Clever’ album debuted in late 1982, two tracks from that album charted on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Disco chart as LP cuts. Those tracks were today’s previous record “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and this record “I’m Afraid Of Me”. The tracks charted together, reaching a peak of #34. Unlike “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”, “I’m Afraid Of Me” was never released commercially or promotion-ally in the US on a 7″ single. It didn’t chart on the pop or R&B singles charts. However, it was released on 12″ as an Extended Dance Mix and also included a non-album track on the b-side, “Murder Rap Trap (Featuring Captain Crucial)”. Captain Crucial is Amos Pizzey, who was 14 years old at the time of these recordings.

Culture Club (1982) I'm Afraid Of Me 12"The Source:
Label: Epic Records
Catalog#: 49-03307
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982

Culture Club (1982) I'm Afraid Of Me 12"The A Side:
I’m Afraid Of Me (Extended Dance Mix) 7:20

The B Side:
Murder Rap Trap (Featuring Captain Crucial) 4:21

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot Dance/Disco 11/27/82   34 14

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


I'm Afraid Of Me FLAC

I'm Afraid Of Me MP3

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I’m Afraid Of Me

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