Monday, October 12, 2015

MCL (Microchip League) - Code Numbers (Import LP / 1987)

01 Microchip League 5:02
02 Satellite 3;56
03 Stranger 5:05
04 New York 4;59
05 Communicate (Razormaid! Mix) 7;18
06 Power Plant 4:20
07 You Know 4;12
08 Short Wave Symphony 5:03

I finally recorded this. That's more of a statement to myself than to you. I bought this ages ago, perhaps not 1987, but short after and have never really played it...let alone recorded it. I already had the 'New York' and 'Communicate' twelve inches along with a bunch of other Razormaid! mixes, so no need, until now. After going through my files, I realized that I had previously downloaded versions of this LP. Most of them were in a sub par bit rate and were not well recorded. So here we go. I realize that this CD is out there 'Different Mixes', but I really wanted the originals. All get out, these are from the vinyl (via Adobe Audition) and they have been cleaned up and re-eq'ed. I'm sure that you will find them a fine addition to your MCL folder, if you haven't already created one. All the art is from my original as well. Enjoy!

Microchip League: Code Numbers

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mysterious Art - Requiem (Import 12 Inch / 1990)

01 Requiem (Vocal Clubmix) 5:49
02 Requiem (Instrumental Clubmix) 6:04

Although this is 1990, it certainly maintains a familiar sound similar to mid 80's Propaganda. Once you have that in mind, add 16 Bit 'Where Are You' and you have it covered.

Mysterious Art: Requiem

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hubert Kah - Ten Songs (Import CD / 1986-1987)

A quiet Saturday night for a change and I haven't posted for awhile,  so why not drop in some classic Huberet Kah! I don't have any  stories regarding this release, personally, but I remember being overtly happy when I found this. How much on Discogs?!  These are my own scans and I did take the liberty to add the superb (not included on here) track 'The Picture' to the file download. Michael Cretu (Sandra, Enigma etc.) produced this, so you know what to expect...kind of. 

Hubert Kah: Ten Songs

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Oh Well - 1st Album (Import CD / 1989)

Today's post comes courtesy of one of you, my anonymous followers out there! I regularly receive shares like this in the blog comments, but I usually will not post them for all to see. This is sometimes the request of the person sharing and/or sometimes it's a file I'd prefer not to have on the blog. In this case, it's a go! This is a lovely little rare release. Here's more info for you to read about on the one and only Discogs site. This share was taken from CD and has all the artwork scanned. I must say it is a superior share for the blog as the recording is at 320 (i'd prefer 320 or higher or FLAC) and the art 'IS NOT' taken from the Discogs site, but scanned outright in high d.p.i. So, to my anonymous sharing friend, I say THANK YOU! To the rest of you willing enough to share, let this post be a fine example. Alright then. Now we can move on....Enjoy!

Oh Well: 1st Album

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fatal Error - Fatal Error (Import 12 Inch / 1988)

01 Fatal Error 5:55
02 Track 4:46


03 Fatal Error 5:56

A bit of a diversion from my previous posts. I decided to digitize this little lovely! Yes, I picked it up for $1.99 along with a slue of other HTF New Beat records!  A steal it was!  I had my eye on this one and was a bit perplexed. I couldn't recall the track or the artist. I figured that if it was with the 'lot' of New Beat material, then it had to be right on. Looking closer, I noticed the R&S 88009 product number, that was it...mine for certain now! Once home, I clicked into the Discogs site and found the true price for it! Even better. It didn't last more than 2 weeks on the site. I just shipped it know where I'm going with, of course I recorded it and shot all the images!  The bonus track was taken from the 'New Beat Take 2' Import CD. You are welcome!  

Fatal: Error

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!