Posts Tagged ‘Thompson and Barbiero’

Jesus Jones (1991) Real, Real, Real 12″

Jesus Jones (1991) Real, Real, Real 12"

Jesus Jones’ 12″ release of “Real, Real, Real” features remixes by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero. It was a Top 5 hit on the Pop and Dance charts.

The Jets (1988) Rocket 2 U 12″

The Jets (1988) Rocket 2 U 12"

The Jets’ third single from ‘Magic’ was “Rocket 2 U”, it reached the Top 10 on the pop, R&B and dance charts. Thompson & Barbiero provided the 12″ remixes.

Raquel Welch (1987) This Girl’s Back In Town 12″

Raquel Welch (1987) This Girl's Back In Town 12"

Raquel Welch. The Classic American Beauty. Still smoking hot to this day! This record was built for the dance floor. Written by Paul Jabara
(“Last Dance”, “The Main Event/Fight” and “It’s Raining Men”), produced by Michael Zager (“Let’s All Chant”) and remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero.

Belouis Some (1985) Imagination 12″

Belouis Some (1985) Imagination 12"

Belouis Some is definitely an 80s artist that I totally knew nothing of in the 80s. It has only been in recent years that I even can remember hearing “Imagination” courtesy of the Muzak 80s channel broadcast on the Dish Network satellite service. Sirius is also broadcast on Dish Network but, I don’t think I have ever heard this song on 80s on 8. Anyway, I missed out on Belouis in the 80s. This is a very good song and so, after “discovering” it in the past few years, I snatched up this 12″ when I ran across it. The song comes from the album ‘Some People’ which was produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero so, that explains a lot about why I liked it so much once I finally heard it.

David Bowie (1984) Tonight 12″

David Bowie (1984) Tonight 12"

The Thin White Duke hasn’t graced the pages of Fun With Vinyl very much over the years. It’s not that I dislike Bowie. I’ve only ever listened to him from what I heard on the radio, singles only, never really explored any of his albums. The peak of my interest in Bowie was the ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ and ‘Let’s Dance’ albums. I kind of lost interest in him after that. Which, maybe not coincidentally, was about the time he stopped charting in the Top 10 on the Hot 100. It also seems to me that very little of his early 80s singles received any remix or extended treatments on 12″ releases which is probably another reason I never picked up much of his work on vinyl. But, since I started this blog, I’ve had some requests for Bowie over the years and I ran across a couple of 12″ records with actual remixes so, I bought them and dropped the needle on them. Here’s the results from the first one, the second one will show up in a couple of days… stay tuned!

Stevie Nicks (1985) I Can’t Wait 12″ Promo

Stevie Nicks (1985) I Can't Wait 12" Promo

Well, I can’t wait, I can’t wait, Well, if I’m wasting my time, if you make up your mind, Well, I can’t wait, I can’t wait, And I’ve got to know how if I’ll see you again.

Bar-Kays (1982) Do It (Let Me See You Shake) 12″

Bar-Kays (1982) Do It (Let Me See You Shake) 12"

The Brief: I passed up buying this record for many years because I did not realize it was a remix.  This song comes from the Bar-Kays 1982 LP ‘Propositions’ which I have had since it was released.  The track time on the album is listed at 6:02 and this 12″ lists it at 6:19.  Since […]

Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes 12″ Promo

Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes 12" Promo

“Too Late For Goodbyes” reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Singles chart and held the top spot for 2 weeks. This promo 12” features an extended special mix by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero.

Apollonia – The Same Dream 12″

Apollonia - The Same Dream 12"

The A Side: The Same Dream (Dream House Mix) 7:35 The Same Dream (Nightmare House Dub) 5:44 The Same Dream (Dream & Dubappella) 3:20 The B Side: The Same Dream (Hip Hop Club Mix) 7:05 The Same Dream (Hip Hop Dub Mix) 5:44 Since I Fell For You (Toppled Heart Mix Edit) 4:27 The Brief: […]

Apollonia – Since I Fell For You 12″

Apollonia - Since I Fell For You 12"

The A Side: Since I Fell For You (Toppled Heart Mix) 7:37 Since I Fell For You (Crush Mix) 8:05 The B Side: Since I Fell For You (Freestyle Mix) 8:00 These Boots Are Made For Walking 4:11 The Brief: Born Patricia Kotero, Apollonia is best known for the Lake Minnetonka scene in the movie […]

Gavin Christopher – One Step Closer To You 12″

Gavin Christopher - One Step Closer To You 12"

The A Side: One Step Closer To You (Club Version) 7:44 One Step Closer To You (Acapella Plus) 4:24 The B Side: One Step Closer To You (Short Version) 4:27 One Step Closer To You (Instrumental) 6:04 The Brief: Gavin Christopher‘s first experience in the music business came as a member of the band Lyfe […]

The Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat 12″

The Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat 12"

The A Side: Heartbreak Beat (Extended Mix) 8:04 The B Side: Heartbreak Beat (Dub) 5:41 New Dream 4:54 The Brief: Sometime around 1980 when I was about 15 or so years old… I went on a vacation with my family to Busch Gardens in Tampa FL. One morning while we were eating breakfast in the […]

Scritti Politti featuring Roger – Boom! There She Was 12”

Scritti Politti featuring Roger - Boom! There She Was 12”

Scritti Politti’s “Boom! There She Was”, featured Roger on talk-box vocals. The 12″ features mixes by Thompson & Barbiero, John Potoker and Mike Shipley.

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