Saturday, August 22, 2015

V/A - Classic Alternatives (Import 6 CD Box Set / 2003)

Alright....let's do this. I realize that many of you out there who follow SSTM have placed a multitude of requests. This is my some what lazy attempt to fill a few of those requests without actually having to post the full 12 inch (which I'd prefer to do)....if I have it or not. That being said, the pictures here are from my box set, which yes, I did sell years ago....blah, blah, blah! 

I think that you'll find a lovely cache of typical and hard to find extended mixes on this box compilation. This was a reissue, see Discogs. I don't believe any of these are remastered in any form. Of course much of this has been remastered and reissued by the artists themselves, but that's another story and another bill fold of $$ later!


Here's the whole lot in 6 easy parts!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Gene Loves Jezebel - Suspicion (US 12 Inch / 1987)

01 Suspicion (Jezebel Mix) 6:18
02 Twenty Killer Hurts (Killer 12 Inch Mix) 6:32
03 Suspicion (LP Version) 3:52


04 Suspicion (Original Mix) 3:56

Today's post was a request from somebody on another blog I follow. Not sure if that person will see it or not, then again I'm not sure if Paul T will see this either. Nonetheless, it's more Gene Loves Jezebel for your 80's folders. What makes this release vital is the 'Killer 12 inch Remix' for 'Twenty Killer Hurts'. I was hoping this would have been on the G.L.J. 5 CD Reissue Box Set that was released sometime ago, but it wasn't. So, here you go. All the tracks are taken from the box set, except 'Twenty Killer Hurts', which was recorded from this record. The bonus track was actually pulled from the 'Discover' CD reissue in the box set. All art is from my original 12 inch.

Twenty Killer: Hurts 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Kissing The Pink - Radio On (Import 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Radio On 5:09
02 Katherine Clarke 2:03
03 How Can I Live 3:34

I recently purchased this 12 inch and up until now, had only filed it away. It wasn't until I came across another KTP post on a blog I follow, Madchester Rave On, that it inspired me to convert it. This is quite a diverse release from Kissing The Pink (K.T.P). Released in 1984, it has 3 tracks that are all completely different in their make up and sound. The main track, 'Radio On', has a unique Art Of Noise feel while still maintaining a new wave pitch. Track two, 'Katherine Clarke', is a near bass less romp of echo vocals and sharp guitars. It has a Stranglers feel to it. The third track, 'How Can I Live', borders on an ambient tribal/world beat with female vocals repeating the title. I tried my best to work with this last track. It has sound quality issues that are only heard in the height of the vocal. Perhaps it's the pressing, perhaps it's the age of the record. Either way, it is still a fair enough recording to listen to. All art & recordings are directly from my 12 inch.

Radio: On

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Philadelphia Five - Bump! / Jerry (Import 12 Inch / 1988)

01 Baby Do You Want To Bump 6:58
02 Not Leaving Without Jerry 8:05
03 Baby Do You Want To Bump (Rough Mix) 3:47

I've been wanting to post this for sometime. It was recently sold on Discogs, so again, I'm sharing it here...all of my art and recordings from the original KK Records (KK 002) release!  What can I say about these two individuals (Mark Borgions & Jo Lijnen) that were Philadelphia Five? Influential! They whipped up a dark electronic house sound that Cabaret Voltaire would mimic years later. I forget to mention that they were produced by the one and only Luc Van Acker!  This was released in 1988, but the tracks themselves go back a year or so prior. It was a top five underground dancefloor hit in the U.S. for several months! Unfortunate as it is, there are very few releases by the group, but I'd recommend all of them! 

Baby Do You Want To: Bump!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X (CD 8 / 1997)

Today's post is an addition to the previous box series posts! I'd like to thank Big Bad Buddha for sharing this with me and now you, my fellow Sidestepping followers! Thanks again! This is not my original burn or art work and the files were originally ripped in Ogg format. I converted them to mp3's and they are at 320kbps, so it is well represented. As you can see, this was released in 1997, after the box set. As far as I'm concerned, they could have gone on releasing these compilations forever! Anyway, big thanks again to BBB...enjoy my friends! 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X Traxx Box Set (CD 7 / 1996)

So this is the last CD in the box set. As you can see, the entire series focuses nicely on some of the more rare tracks of the time. I've included a proof picture along with the scans from the actual box within the zip. Thanks for tagging along and commenting towards the blog posts for all seven of these CD's!  Now, please exit on the left side and continue on your way. We've enjoyed having you at the Sidestepping ride today!  


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X Traxx Box Set (CD 6 / 1996)

Part six in the ongoing series. Enjoy!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X Traxx Box Set (CD 5 / 1996)

Part five of the ongoing series. Enjoy!


Friday, July 17, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X Traxx Box Set (CD 4 / 1996)

Part four of the ongoing series. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

V/A - New Wave Club Class X Traxx Box Set (CD 3 / 1996)

Part three of the ongoing series. Enjoy!