Monday, July 18, 2016

V/A - Give Peace A Dance (2 CD Import / 1991)








I can't think of a more appropriate time to share this release. Of course, back in 1991 there was a slue of problems going on as well, but nothing like you see today. Living in the U.S. has hardened and saddened me in so many ways. Seeing what has been going on in Europe and across the globe as well, has me shrugging my shoulders. I have outlets for that. I revel in my family, my music, this blog and good friends. I only hope for the best and for those in the U.S. to be better than what has already been shared with the world. These next few weeks of the Summer and 2016 as a whole are going to be huge. I've been forewarning many regarding such events, not that I'm a doomsayer, but more like an 'I told you so'. OK....enough with the soapbox. I don't want my blog to go off on a tangent here and I certainly don't expect you (the viewer) to feel a need to respond. It's just me huffing...

All the scans and recordings are from my 2 CD release. The tracks are all mixed together, but not in the traditional sense. My personal favourite has always been CD 2. I encourage you to give this a listen and let 'Peace' sink in for you and yours and possibly for just one fleeting moment.


Give Peace A Dance:  CD 1

 Give Peace A Dance:  CD 2

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - Confusion (Import CDS / 1989)




01 Confusion (Are-U Mix) 5:18
02 Confusion (Dubbed) 5:26
03 Confusion (CD Mix) 5:44






My first post since switching internet providers. Thanks for hanging with me while I ironed out all the details. A bit more than I was expecting, but happy to have switched and plan on saving my monies for more important things! OK...let's move on, shall we? 

Today's post is part of the Robotiko Rejekto conglomerate that I had promised earlier. As you can see, the art I used is from the scans of my the actual 12 Inch. I also have the CDS (Thanks to KY!) from which I uploaded these tracks. A bit of 'confusion'? I can provide a FLAC or losseless copy of this CDS too. I know some of you have pointed out in the past that you may prefer the actual vinyl recordings to the CD, so let me know if you would like that option. I prefer to hear some feedback regarding the 'Vinyl or CD' war. CD's are obviously easier, but vinyl has that warmer feel. Feel free to sound off in the comments.

Thanks again! More R.R. to come, maybe not immediately, as I have a few other records in the pipeline at the moment. Enjoy friends!


Robotiko Rejekto: Confusion

Friday, July 8, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - The Cyper Space (Import CD / 1990)












Stepping back into the Techno / EBM / New Beat zone with this ultimate German classic from 1990. Five singles were released  prior to and following this LP/CD. I think that the 12 inch releases were far better than this 'compilation' CD, so to speak. I mean, the actual singles had the extended mixes and remixes, whereas what you have here are the edits. I would have preferred more of the 12 inch mixes as opposed to the two and three minute tracks. Oh well. I think this is a fine release and quite the embodiment of what the European 'Techno' sound was at the time. This is still fetching some good money on Discogs, so give it a listen and then decide if it's worth it to have the CD/LP release in your 'physical' collection. I thank the stars for for all that Andreas Tomalla (Talla 2XLC) put out musically back then! Enjoy and Happy Weekend! 


All recordings from this post are from my actual CD release. All the images of the LP release are from my record (via Kim J). The CD images are courtesy of Discogs only because I can't find my original art!!


Robotiko:  Rejekto

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Cure - In Between Days (US 12 Inch / 1985)




01 In Between Days (Vocal / LP Version) 2:55
02 In Between Days (Extended Version) 4:00
03 Stop Dead 4:00






Happy 4th Of July / Independence Day America! I was inspired to post this after hearing the extended mix of it over on one of my 'favorite' 80's Music / Video Facebook groups. I got to thinking about the last time I actually saw this posted on a blog and I can say I don't remember (of recent). Well, here you are. Just the tracks from the release and all the HQ scanned art from my 12 inch which is now up for sale on Discogs. I know, don't sell it, but I have a ton of Cure and this is still fetching some good $$! Enjoy!


The Cure: In Between Days

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Clan Of Xymox - A Day (UK Import 12 Inch / 1985)




01 A Day (Re-Mix) 9:12
02 Stranger (Re-Mix) 5:23






Imagine my surprise in reviewing my blog posts to find NO Clan Of Xymox! A quick search across the other blogs I follow netted me very little in the way of C.O.X, but a good bit of the late 80's, early 90's Xymox output. That's fine because I love that time frame of their music as well. This 12 inch though, this started my love of the 4.A.D. label and all the bands therein! Much of my 4 A.D. influence goes back to my days at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design) and late night listening to the local college radio station 91.7 WMSE (Milwaukee School of Engineering). The Fall of 1986 forever changed me.

Enough with me reminiscing about the past. Today's post is just the straight up 12 inch from Clan Of Xymox. I'm happy to say that I own this and haven't sold it! All the art was neatly scanned for you and the tracks sound impressive! Enjoy! (Happy 4th Of July / Independence Day to my U.S. followers!)


Clan Of Xymox: A Day

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Severed Heads - Greater Reward (Canadian 12 Inch / 1988)




01 Greater Reward (Extended Mix) 9:53
02 Greater Reward (Radio Mix) 3:53
03 Greater Reward (Dub Mix) 7:12
04 Nation 4:30






Well, I finally got around to recording this superb 12 inch from Severed Heads. I had pulled it from my collection six months ago with all good intentions to make a post of it. Here we are. If you are any bit of a Severed Heads / Tom Ellard fan like me, I implore you to go to his Bandcamp page and purchase all that he has put up! Most of the releases have been remastered by him and how can you beat the price...$5US for each! This particular 12 inch hasn't been put up on the page, but a few mixes have been included into some of the album releases, but you won't find the lot of it. All recordings are from my vinyl as well as all the art. I nearly forgot how much I loved this release! Enjoy! 


Severed Heads: Greater Reward

Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Of Love - Witchcraft (US 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Witchcraft (Extended Mix) 5:17
02 Witchcraft (7 Inch Mix) 3:05
03 Enchantra 2:44
04 Witchcraft (Enchantra Chanting) 6:24
05 Witchcraft (Dub) 5:23
06 Witch's Honor 0.5.5

Bonus

07 Witchcraft (Album Version) 3:41






This was a request coming from the last Book Of Love I posted. It also seems that B.O.L. is rather popular at the moment due to their quick U.S. Summer tour. Again, like the last B.O.L., these recording were put together by my internet friend Petee (thank you again)! I did take the bonus track from the 2009 CD Remaster of  'Lullaby'. All the art was scanned from my original 12 inch. I guess that is one of the other reasons why I'm posting it. I love this scanner/printer and all the new options it affords me to finally get some great art. Happy Monday. Enjoy! 


Book Of Love: Witchcraft

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Celebrate The Nun - She's A Secretary (CD Maxi-Single / 1990)




01 She's A Secretary (Gothic Mix) 5:29
02 She's A Secretary (Gothic Dub) 3:39
03 She's A Secretary (Nonne Mix) 4:10
04 She's A Secretary (Monja Mix) 5:35
05 She's A Secretary (Spastic Dub) 6:04
06 Strange 5:10
07 Will You Be There (12 Inch Mix) 5:29






I realize that a link was given for this in the comments of my last C.T. N. post, but I wanted to make an official post in case you missed it or didn't go through the comment section. Thanks again to Faith Healer for previously providing the multitude of links! This CDS was put up on the now defunct NewRomanticRules site back in 2011. This actually is my rip and images that I had scanned years ago. The actual recordings were not adjusted, just straight from the disc. Here's the Discogs link for further information. Enjoy! 


She's A: Secretary

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Celebrate The Nun - Meanwhile (CD / 1989)








Dropping a quick request into the mix as well. Here is the first of only two full length releases from the band. It is still a classic and a well sought after release. I'll be working on getting some of the singles I have into the blog as well. I want to encourage my blog follower and part time contributor 'Faith Healer' to jump in if he wishes. Anyways, here is the Discogs link for the bands output. Enjoy and thanks for the request!


Celebrate The Nun: Meanwhile

Book Of Love - Lullaby (US 12 Inch / 1988)




01 Lullaby (Pleasant Dream Mix) 6:59
02 Lullaby (Dream Dub) 7:01
03 Lullaby (7 Inch Remix) 4:23
04 Lullaby (Insomnia Mix) 6:48
05 Lullaby (Dub Somnia) 5:43
06 Oranges And Lemons 3:35

Bonus

07 Lullaby (7 Inch Version) 4:06
08 Lullaby (Album Version) 6:35






Book Of Love today and it seems the world needs more of it. Lullaby hasn't been dropped into the blogosphere for a while, so I'm giving you the opportunity to get it now. This is my first post using my recently acquired (and on the cheap...$13 from my local Goodwill) Brother MFC-J6510DW Scanner/Printer. It is brilliant and a massive improvement from my previous 'photo' images. It took me a bit to figure out some photoshop stitching, but that's another story. As for the music itself, I need to thank my good internet friend Petee for originally gathering and recording these tracks! His quality is spot on and I have used his recordings in previous posts as well. So, thank you again. I've included the 7 inch version and the album version as a bonus. The album version and 'Oranges And Lemons' were taken from the 2009 Remaster of the album of the same name 'Lullaby'. Enjoy my friends! 


Book Of Love: Lullaby 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Betty Boo - Thing Goin' On (US CDS / 1992)




01 Thing Goin On (MK Radio Remix) 3:54
02 Thing Goin' On (12 Inch Mix) 6:43
03 Thing Goin' On (MK Underground Mix) 6:22
04 I'm On My Way (BooChoons) 4:52
05 Thing Goin' On (MK Club Mix) 6:28
06 Thing Goin' On (MK Underground Dub) 6:44
07 I'm On My Way (Tumpin' Dub) 6:57
08 I'm On My Way (Batman & Robin Remix) 5:47






A quick request tonight. It's been a few years since I've posted some Betty Boo, let alone any fun and poppy 90's dance. Back in the day I had the promo double 12 inch of this too. I think I still have it. I didn't really give the record a chance in my rotataion back then. To be honest it's been such a long time, I had to go back and see if I actually had this CD single. No matter, all fine! Thanks for the comment and requests! Enjoy! 


Betty Boo: Thing Goin' On

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Huang Chung - China / Ti Na Na (US Promo 12 Inch / 1982)




01 China (Special Extended Remix Version) 6:53
02  Ti Na Na (Special Extended Version) 4:32


Quick post here on this Sunday evening. This was one of the 12 inches that I picked up in a lot of Discogs record purchases. Of course we all know that Huang Chung changed their name to Wang Chung following this release and the self titled LP from 1982. David Geffen (Geffen Records) suggested the name change. The rest is history. This twelve inch record has the wrong time stamp on the record itself. OK....more to come from my recent purchases. Thanks for keeping up with me, or waiting for me to post! Enjoy!


Huang Chung: China 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Secession - Radioland (UK 12 Inch / 1987)




01 Radioland 4:24
02 Simon Says...6:16
03 Everybody's Sneakin' 4:41






Just kicking this one out as I had already finished it a bit ago. Another addition to the Secession posts. I have one more left to post, the big 'Sneakyville' 12 inch. I'm waiting to get the artwork for it so you won't have to settle on the low grade discogs version. Here's a link for more information.  Enjoy this for now!


Secesion: Radioland

China Crisis - Black Man Ray (UK 12 Inch / 1985)




01 Black Man Ray 3:38
02 Animalistic (A Day At The Zoo Mix) 11:04

Bonus

03 Animalistic (Edit) 4:38






I recently picked up this 12 inch along with a series of other various twelve inches from a Discogs seller. Buying in bulk is quite nice and rather inexpensive for the shipping (U.S.) if you look for the less pricey records. I already had the recordings, just wanted the art. Here is my photo work retouched as usual. The actual recordings came from the 'Ultimate Crisis' release from 2012 and from a 'Complete 12 Inch' release that I have. Here is the Discogs page for further information. Enjoy!


China Crisis: Black Man Ray

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colourbox - The Moon Is Blue (UK 12 Inch / 1985)




01 The Moon Is Blue 6:11
02 You Keep Me Hanging On 5:52

Bonus

03 The Moon Is Blue (Album Version) 4:36
04 You Keep Me Hanging On (Album Version) 5:37
05 You Keep Me Hanging On (7 Inch Version) 2:40
06 You Keep me Hanging On (BBC Version) 2:44






Posting this because I love Colourbox and it technically is/was a blue moon this evening! You can find all the details on this lovely 4 A.D. release here. Again, amazing art work by the 23 Envelope group!  All my scans/photos are from my release. Enjoy!


The Moon Is: Blue

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Secession - Fire Island (Import 12 Inch / 1984)




01 Fire Island (Extended) 7:37
02 Fire Island (Extended Instrumental) 6:58






This is one of the earliest 12 inch releases from Secession. They were still developing a signature sound, but all the elements are there. 'Fire Island' was released on Beggars Banquet at the time. A fitting label for the times and their unique sound. Only one prior release before this. It was the 'Betrayal' 7 inch which usually sells for quite a fortune.


Secession: Fire Island

Secession - Michael (UK 12 Inch / 1986)




01 Michael 6:07
02 All The Animals Come Out At Night 4:13
03 Helter Skelter 4:02






I completely abandoned my idea of finishing up the Secession 12 inches, until now. Taking a break from some previous posts to get this wrapped up. At one point I had all the Secession releases. I'm only missing the artwork for one release. I will be getting that taken care of soon. Here we have the 'Michael' 12 inch form 1986. This particular extended version is quite nice. The second track, 'All The Animals...' is a sample laden version, a bit different from the 12 inch for certain. Of course 'Helter Skelter' is the bands take on the Lennon/McCartney original. All recordings and art are from my 12 inch. Enjoy! 


Secession: Michael

Friday, May 13, 2016

Signal Aout 42 - Contrast (Import CD / 1990)








Adding to the SA42 files. This was the bands second full CD release from 1990. At this point, Signal Aout 42 was already well established and quite revered in the electronic industrial / EBM world. 'To Talk Nonsense' and 'Dead Is Calling' became full on 12 inch releases and have been included on a multitude of well noted compilations from that time frame. As like the previous SA42 post, this is another hard to find and rather expensive release. I wish I still had mine! The recordings for this post are from my original release that I sold a while back. The art was a little beat up, so I did some repair work and decided to include the Discogs photos of the CD and front art. Happy Friday all! Enjoy!


Signal Aout 42: Contrast 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Signal Aout 42 - Pro Patria (Import CD / 1989)








A lovely example of late 80's electronic industrial / EBM / New Beat! I realized that my blog was missing a nice collection of SA 42, so let me start here, especially seeing that I have been going in this direction for some time. I originally had most of Jacky Meurisse's releases. This was back in the mid 90's. I unfortunately did not record or copy the artwork like I do now, prior to selling it. What I was left with was a series of thrown together scans and less than acceptable bit rate recordings. That was then. Now I'm working on replacing all those back files. This post is from the actual CD that I purchased recently. I can't say it goes cheap! Expect to drop anywhere from $40-$70 on eBay or Discogs. Feel free to enjoy it here! I, of course will be relisting mine on Discogs for those of you who need the physical love of a CD! 


Pro: Patria

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fatal Morgana - The Destructive Solution (Import CD / 1990)






Another lovely find in the lot of records and CD's I received from my beloved KY & Jules! An old school electronic industrial classic from 1989/1990. In my opinion, this seems to fall more into the middle ground of New Beat and Hard Beat, similar to early A Split Second. The EBM label seems to be a bit of a stretch.

'Glasnost!' is the big hit here. That track wound up on what seemed like, every import electronic compilation back in the day. I've yet to give this entire release a go through, so I might be on the same page as a good portion of you when I say that I've yet to hear the full length. Time will tell and I'll hold my judgement on it. Nonetheless, it is a classic! Hell, it was on the Antler Subway label, who seemed unable to do any wrong with the mass of New Beat / Hard Beat releases from 1989-1991! 

All recordings are from the actual import CD I'm holding in my hands at the moment. The tray art and CD image are my scans. The front art is a discogs steal, sorry (low pixel count). I've included a few bonus tracks too. The vocal version of 'Attention' and the track I used to hear quite a bit back in 1989 ' I Believe (Techno-Club Mix)'. I nicked these from youtube, but they still sound great. Here is the Discogs link for more information on today's release.


The Destructive: Solution