This 1982 UK 12″ release from Devo features the Dance Velocity and Devo Dub versions of “Peek-A-Boo”. On the B-Side is the non-album track, “Find Out”.
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This 1982 12″ release from Angela Bofill features Long, Instrumental and Short versions of her Top 5 R&B and Dance hit, “Too Tough”.
“Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” by A Flock Of Seagulls from a 1982 UK 12″ featuring long and short versions plus the non-album track “Committed”.
In the US, “I’m Afraid Of Me” was only released on 12″ with an Extended Dance Mix and a non-album b-side, “Murder Rap Trap (Featuring Captain Crucial)”.
The a-side of Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” 12″ is comprised of 2 previously separate tracks mixed together by Steve Levine & Jon Moss.
This UK 12″ from The Kinks features extended versions of “Come Dancing” and “Noise” which have never been issued on CD. “Come Dancing” was a #6 hit in 1983.
“Let’s Work” was the second single from Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album of 1981. This 12″ features the Dance Remix and b-side cut “Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)”.
“Ms. Got-The Body” was the second single from Con Funk Shun’s ‘To The Max’ album. This promo 12″ features a remix and instrumental mixed by Francois Kevorkian. It was a Top 20 hit on the R&B charts in early 1983.
“Ain’t Nobody Baby” from Con Funk Shun’s ‘To The Max’ album of 1982. This promo 12″ contains an extended and an edit version.
“Body Slam!” was a stand alone single released in 1982 and wasn’t available on CD until 1994 as part of ‘Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy’.
Joen Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” single version differs from the version released on the album of 1981. The album time is 2:55 while the single is 2:45.
Donald Fagen’s first and only Top 40 solo hit, “I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)”, came from the ‘Nightfly’ album of 1982.
Bill Wolfer, performing under the name of Wolf, did this vocoder-sung remake of The Temptations’ hit “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”.
This promo 7″ from Bootsy’s Rubber band features the edited version of “Body Slam!” in stereo and mono. It was the last Top 20 R&B hit of Bootsy’s career.
The third single from ‘1999’ was “Delirious”, it eventually reached #8 on the Hot 100, securing Prince his second career Top 10 single.
This 1999 promo 12″ by Prince featured the lead single from ‘1999’ that hit the Hot 100 3 times and the Top 40 twice. It made the Top 40 in 1983 & 1999.
This 1982 12″ promo release by Falco features “Der Kommissar (The Commissioner)”, “Auf Der Flucht (On The Run)” and “Helden Von Heute (Heroes of Today)”.
Well, I stand up next to a mountain, Chop it down with the edge of my hand, Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island, Might even raise just a little sand.
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child, Lord knows I’m a voodoo child.
There’s always been a positive response anytime I’ve posted an INXS record so, the first 4 days of this week should please a lot of you. I really can’t imagine any INXS tracks are still vinyl only, what with all the anthologies, compilations, deluxe versions, etc. that have been released from their catalog over the years. But, some of you prefer the sound that vinyl provides so, here come a few INXS vinyl rips for your listening pleasure… Enjoy!
Yeah baby, ‘Pelican West’, one of my all-time Top 10 favorite albums. I simply love the light, breezy, jazzy pop vibe of the album. It would definitely be one of my desert island discs. This neat little promo sampler was pretty cool in its day with multiple extended versions and the non-album track “Ski Club”. I didn’t seem to find any CD reissues of ‘Pelican West’ containing all of the tracks from this record so, maybe I have unearthed some vinyl-only gems here? I’m sure someone will be along quickly to correct me if that isn’t right. 😉
Motown veteran Bobby Nunn enjoyed some chart success of his own in 1982 with the Top 20 R&B hit “She’s Just A Groupie”. Nunn had previously worked with Rick James on Rick’s early Motown albums. He wrote or co-wrote most of the songs for the 1979 ‘Splendor’ album which featured Bobby, his brother Billy and Phillip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire. Motown released two Bobby Nunn albums, ‘Second To Nunn’ in 1982 and ‘Private Party’ in 1983. The Jets 1987 Top 5 pop hit “Rocket 2 U” was written and produced by Nunn.
This is one of those records that I discovered simply by pure chance. In 2013, HBO premiered an original comedy series called Hello Ladies. The Fun-Wife and I tuned in to the first episode and watched the entire season. At the end of the first or second episode, the main character, Stuart (played by Stephen Merchant), was going home after a failed evening of trying to get laid and “Look Who’s Lonely Now” was playing as the soundtrack. I immediately liked the song and assumed it was “new”. Well, after a lyrics search, I discovered it was over 30 years old! I’d never heard it nor had I ever heard of Bill Labounty. So, of course, I set about finding a vinyl copy. I located one in NM condition from an eBay seller in France and ordered this copy you are about to hear. As an added bonus, “Livin’ It Up” is a pretty damned good song, too. If I had to categorize these 2 songs, I’d place them somewhere between soft rock and blue-eyed soul.
Standing on the top, top, On the top getting down, yeah, Standing on the top (Yeah), top, On the top getting down, Temptations sing
Standing on the top, top, Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, Standing on the top, top, Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
She was singin’, Don’t turn around, uh-oh, Der Kommissar’s in town, uh-oh, You’re in his eye, And you’ll know why, The more you live, The faster you will die. Alles klar, Herr Kommissar.