Posts Tagged ‘Sire Records’

Talking Heads (1986) Radio Head 12″

Talking Heads (1986) Radio Head 12"

“Radio Head” by Talking Heads was remixed with samples of “Once In A Lifetime” by Full Force. The single came from the band’s 1986 album ‘True Stories’.

Ministry (1992) N.W.O. UK 10″

Ministry (1992) N.W.O. UK 10"

What we are looking at is good and evil, right and wrong. A new world order.
A new world order, A new world order, A new world order, We’re not about to make that same mistakes right.

Tom Tom Club (1981) Wordy Rappinghood 12″

Tom Tom Club (1981) Wordy Rappinghood 12"

Tom Tom Club’s 1981 smash, dance hit “Wordy Rappinghood” with the non-album b-side “Spooks”. Both versions have since been included on deluxe edition re-issues of Tom Tom Club’s debut self-titled album. “Wordy Rappinghood”/”Genius of Love” topped the Billboard Dance chart on January 16, 1982.

Everything But The Girl (1986) Don’t Leave Me Behind 7″ Promo

Everything But The Girl (1986) Don't Leave Me Behind 7" Promo

Don’t leave me behind no no no, Don’t leave me here, Don’t leave me behind, Don’t leave me behind no no no, Don’t leave me here

Talking Heads (1985) And She Was CAN 7″ Promo

Talking Heads (1985) And She Was CAN 7" Promo

The world was moving, she was right there with it and she was (Hey, hey), The world was moving, she was floating above it and she was (Hey, hey, hey)

Laid Back (1983) White Horse 7″ Promo

Laid Back (1983) White Horse 7" Promo

White horse, Don’t ride the white horse, No no no

If you want to be rich, You’ve got to be a bitch, I said, rich, bitch

If you want to ride, Ride the white pony

Talking Heads (1986) Love For Sale 7″

Talking Heads (1986) Love For Sale 7"

The Brief: In 1983 and 1985, Talking Heads released ‘Speaking In Tongues’ and ‘Little Creatures’, two great albums from start to finish that attained sales of over a million copies each.  ‘Creatures’ was certified Double Platinum noting sales of over 2 million copies.  In 1986, a David Byrne film entitled True Stories was released and a […]

Madonna (1986) True Blue 7″

Madonna (1986) True Blue 7"

“True Blue” extended Madonna’s streak of Top 10 singles in the US, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. “Ain’t No Big Deal” was a non-album track on the b-side.

Laid Back – Sunshine Reggae/White Horse 12″

Laid Back - Sunshine Reggae/White Horse 12"

In 1984, Laid Back’s “White Horse” spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart. On the Pop chart it was a Top 40 hit and reached #5 on the R&B chart.

The Cult – Wild Flower 12″

The Cult - Wild Flower 12"

The A Side: Wild Flower (Remix) 5:49 The B Side: Wild Flower (Dub) 3:38 Wild Flower (LP Version) 3:37 The Brief: The Cult’s third and final single in support of the ‘Electric’ LP was “Wild Flower”. The 12” release features a remix and dub track by Francois Kevorkian and Ron St Germain. The Billboard Charts: […]

The Cult – Love Removal Machine 12″

The Cult - Love Removal Machine 12"

The Cult’s “Love Removal Machine” was the first single from ‘Electric’. The 12” features an extended version and the non-album cut “Wolf Child’s Blues”.

Ice-T – I’m Your Pusher 12″

Ice-T - I'm Your Pusher 12"

The A Side: I’m Your Pusher (LP Version) 5:35 I’m Your Pusher (Instrumental) 5:35 I’m Your Pusher (A Capella) 2:43 The B Side: Girls L.G.B.N.A.F. (LP Version) 3:00 Girls L.G.B.N.A.F. (Instrumental) 3:00 Girls L.G.B.N.A.F. (A Capella) 2:40 The Brief: OK, up front, I did not purchase this Ice-T 12” for the song “I’m Your Pusher”. […]

Tom Tom Club – You Sexy Thing 12″

Tom Tom Club - You Sexy Thing 12"

The A Side: You Sexy Thing (Extended Album Version) 4:59 You Sexy Dub 5:11 You Sexy Thing (Lost In Bass) 8:25 The B Side: You Sexy Thing (Sexy Remix) 7:30 You Sexy Thing (Deep Bass) 7:41 Who Wants An Ugly Girl? (Extended Album Version) 7:48 The Brief: “You Sexy Thing” charted on the Billboard Hot […]

Jerry Harrison – Rev It Up 12″

Jerry Harrison - Rev It Up 12"

The A Side: Rev It Up (To Heller And Back Mix) 5:34 The B Side: Rev It Up (Bad Bruce’s Wisconsin Dub) 6:38 Bobby (Aboriginal Mix) 6:58 The Brief: Jerry Harrison started out playing with Jonathan Richman in The Modern Lovers in the early 70’s. Following his stint with the Modern Lovers he joined Talking […]

Erasure – Chains Of Love 12″

Erasure - Chains Of Love 12"

Shep Pettibone’s remixes of Erasure’s “Chains Of Love” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music 12-Inch Singles Sales chart on October 22, 1988.

Tom Tom Club – Call Of The Wild 12″

Tom Tom Club - Call Of The Wild 12"

The A Side: Call Of The Wild (12″ Remix) 6:53 Genius Of Love (Live) 6:01 The B Side: Call Of The Wild (12″ Club Mix) 7:38 Wordy Rappinghood (Live) 6:15 The Brief: Another track from the delightfully quirky Tom Tom Club, “Call Of The Wild” is from the US release of their 1988 LP ‘Boom […]

The Farm – Groovy Train 12″ (US Maxi)

The Farm - Groovy Train 12" (US Maxi)

The A Side: Groovy Train (Groovy Club Mix) 6:32 Groovy Train (Groovy Club Dub) 6:34 Groovy Train (Alternative Mix) 5:39 The B Side: All Together Now (Indie Rock Mix) 6:20 Stepping Stone (12″ Mix) 6:54 All Together Now (Club Mix) 6:13 The Brief: You’re probably good and tired of it by now! Last one, I […]

The Farm – Groovy Train 12″ (US Promo)

The Farm - Groovy Train 12" (US Promo)

The A Side: Groovy Train (Single Mix) 4:18 Groovy Train (12″ Mix) 6:20 Groovy Train (12″ Instrumental) 6:28 The B Side: Groovy Train (On The Edge Mix) 6:51 Groovy Train (Luv Thug Mix) 4:04 The Brief: Because, if you don’t like this song… The Farm released their major label debut record, ‘Spartacus’, on Sire Records […]

Yaz – Situation 12”

Yaz – Situation 12”

Yaz’s single “Situation” enjoyed great success on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in 1982, hitting #1 and staying there for 4 weeks. It bowed on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart on August 28, 1982 and got to #31 amid a 12 week chart run. “Situation” also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles on September 18, 1982 at #90. It only managed to climb to #73 and only charted for 8 weeks. The most famous version of “Situation” is the American 12″ remix by Francois Kevorkian.

Talking Heads – Burning Down The House UK 12″

Talking Heads - Burning Down The House UK 12"

“Burning Down The House” from the ‘Speaking In Tongues’ album would be the Talking Heads highest charting single in the US reaching a peak position of #9.

Tom Tom Club – The Man With The 4-Way Hips 12″

Tom Tom Club - The Man With The 4-Way Hips 12"

The Tom Tom Club’s 12″ of “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” features Long, Dub and Edited Versions. The song is from their second LP, ‘Close To The Bone’.

Talking Heads – Slippery People/Making Flippy Floppy 12″

Talking Heads - Slippery People/Making Flippy Floppy 12"

This Talking Heads 12” features “Slippery People” and “Making Flippy Floppy” as remixed by David Byrne with John “Jellybean” Benitez.

Break Machine – Street Dance 12″

Break Machine - Street Dance 12"

In 1984, “Street Dance” by Break Machine was a #1 hit in Sweden & Norway. Producers Jacques Morali & Henri Belolo were the team behind the Village People.

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