Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Josef K - The Only Fun In Town - Sorry For Laughing (Import CD / 2002)








No wit, opine or insight. If you are a Paul Haig fan, you will want this. Then again, if you are a 'fan' you probably already have it. Lossless recording and all scans from the 2002 LTM issue (info) for your listening pleasure. Thank you. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pig - Sick City / Shit For Brains (US 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Sick City 4:57
02 Shit For Brains (Greazey Mix) 6:16






I haven't listened to this track (SFB) since 1988 when I owned the 'Poke In The Eye...' LP. It certainly falls into the dirge of darker Wax Trax! releases. Perhaps this is why it didn't find the proper rotation on my player or in the Chicago clubs I used to go to at that time. So why now you ask? Right, I purchased a 'lot' of records from an online buyer with this being one of the reasons for the take. Cheap old Wax Trax! in good condition is hard 'not' to buy, especially when I don't have it in my over flowing collection. I subject you to it and now it is done...the conversion from physical to immortal digital. All art & FLAC recordings are taken from the original twelve inch. Dig in my friends. Thanks. Enjoy! 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Pete Shelley - Heaven & The Sea (CD / 1986)




01 Waiting For Love 3:47
02 On Your Own 3:46
03 They're Coming For You 4:14
04 I Surrender 4:09
05 Life Without Reason 4:35
06 Need A Minit 2:54

07 Never Again 3:42
08 My Dreams 4:30
09 Blue Eyes 4:26
10 You Can't Take That Away 4:26
11 No Moon...5:12






Sitting here at three in the early Monday morning slogging through rows of twelve inches in random stacks. It is my time, deciding this direction, that direction. More of this, less of that. That thought is always in my head when I post here. To be honest, it's a bit complex within regards to other blogs I follow.You do your research and try not to be outdone or outshine someone else, but in the long run, it is your page and you are on your own. On that note, I have decided to whip up Pete Shelley's third solo effort. I haven't seen it posted in a bit, so we'll have at it. I think that most of the twelve inches released by Pete have been well covered around the blogosphere, so I will just keep those in their respective alphabetically filed locales. This is the original 1986 CD release recorded in FLAC with all the art. Thanks as always. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Shamen - Omega Amigo (UK 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Omega Amigo 4:46
02 Omega A 4:45
03 Omega Pre-Mix 4:48
04 PH1 3:47






This brilliant Shamen twelve inch had been in the pipeline since I bought it 3 months ago. Finally completed! 24/96 FLAC recording and HD scans for you this time around. This was released in '89. I really had never heard it until their full length was released here in the States back in 1991. I purchased the US version and then bought the UK import CD version right there after. On a side note, I recently bought a pristine copy of the UK gatefold LP version for my collection. Yes, I quite enjoy their work from this time period...lol! Enough already...Thanks. Enjoy!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tools Of Romance - Tools Of Romance (EP / 1985)




01 I Won't Wait 4:37
02 Tower Of Fear 4:24
03 Red To Blue 4:22
04 Cool Heart 5:12






Time for a re-up, re-recorded, re-scanned request! I thought I sold this years ago, but found it in a bin of goodies I used to sell on Amazon ages ago. All the better for you and me, as I didn't save my original recording. This has been re-recorded in FLAC, HD scanned and photo shopped for this blustery mid-west Saturday. I think you will find it to your liking. It is a vast improvement from my original post of it 6 years ago. I'm using a new fileshare site, one that will allow me larger file uploads.


Link In Comment Section

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The The - Gravitate To Me (UK CDS / 1989)








Just received this in the mail today along with a few other semi precious CD's that I will feature later. This is also a cop out as I finish up a few vinyl requests of recent. On deck...Tools Of Romance, Shamen and a bit more China Crisis from my solid collection. As for this disc, this was missing from my rather large The The section. It isn't anything over the top special other than the fact it is an import and it has the 'Little Version' of the title track. It's basically the same as the UK twelve inch. Only difference being, the twelve inch has 'The Violence Of Truth' and not 'I've Been Waitin'...' Everything here is in FLAC format with HD scans of the art. All right then. Thanks for your patience and support. Enjoy!


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nitzer Ebb - Hearts And Minds (Limited Edition Mix Subsonic) (UK 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Hearts And Minds (Mix Subsonic) 6:12
02 For Fun (LP Version) 3:03
03 Time Slips By (PK Mix) 4:22






I recently had a request for this release. The Subsonic mix of the title track is the claim to fame here. This was all recorded from the actual record into high quality 24Bit FLAC. All the art was scanned from the original as well. As you can see, (maybe) I started the clean up process and lost interest in completing the project. It was taking too much time and I really wanted to post 'something' for the site. I keep you all waiting far too long. Feel free to finish it, I know I will at some other point and time.

New to the site....I'm going to try and push harder on the idea of recording everything in WAV or FLAC format. There are a few other blog sites that I visit daily and they are doing this exclusively, which is inspiring me to comply. I may also be switching my fileshare site to accomodate the file sizes as well. I'm probably going to use the free MEGA site. Expect links to be eliminated as I approach the limits of what is free. OK...enough in site chatter. On with it....Thanks! Enjoy!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rose McDowall - Don't Fear The Reaper (UK 12 Inch / 1988)




01 Don't Fear The Reaper 3:28
02 Crystal Days 3:05
03 Don't Fear The Reaper (Instrumental) 2:58

Bonus

 04 Don't Fear The Reaper (Extended Edit) 5:22






It's that time of year again. Halloween hauntings and spookery. It seems fitting time to drop this into the blog mix. A lovely cover version of the classic Blue Oyster Cult track provided here by Rose McDowall of Strawberry Switchblade fame. All tracks and art are from my original 12 inch. You can get more info on this 'expensive' little gem here and see the 2015 reissue 12 inch with the Extended Edit included on it. I included it here as a bonus to the original. Thanks! Enjoy!


Rose McDowall:  Don't Fear The Reaper

FLAC Version (-) The Ext. Edit: Rose McDowall

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finitribe - 101 (UK 12 Inch / 1991)




01 101 (Sonic Shuffle Edit) 3:16
02 101 (Backflip) 3:57
03 101 (Sonic Shuffle) 7:10
04 101 (Intensity Mix) 3:32






In the early nineties, Finitribe stepped away from the Wax Trax! minded idea of 12 inch releases and went head on into the world of rave/techno/trance culture. What an incredible release this was! I used to play this every night I went out in '91...that was a lot. I also included it on a few of my good friends mix tapes. My go to (and nearly wore it out) was Andy Weatherall's 'Sonic Shuffle Mix'. All recordings and art are from my release. Feel free to explore the Discogs  page for further info. 'Bass....can you hear me? Loud And Clear'. Enjoy friends!


Finitribe: 101

The The - Sweet Bird Of Truth (UK 12 Inch / 1986)




01 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:15
02 Harbour Lights 3:38
03 Sleeping Juice 2:41

Bonus

04 Soul Mining (12 Inch Mix) 6:16 (Taken from the UK CDS)
05 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:18 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)
06 Sweet Bird Of Truth (Original Version) 4:29 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)







Adding to my The The files, here is the original 1986 UK 12 inch release of 'Sweet Bird Of Truth'. All the recordings are from this release unless otherwise noted, specifically the bonus tracks. All art is from the original release as well. Go here for further information and to purchase a solid copy...say...the one I have put up for sale! All good! Thanks and Enjoy!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle (UK 12 Inch / US 12 Inch / US Promo 12 Inch / Bonus Versions / 1982)





UK 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Extended) 4:49
02 Theme For Great Cities 5:51
03 Seeing Out The Angel (Instrumental Remix) 6:35







US 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Remix) 6:04
02 Promised You A Miracle (Dub Version) 5:26
03 The American (Extended Mix) 7:03







US 12 Promo 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle 4:27
02 Promised You A Miracle (Special Extended Version) 6:20


Bonus Tracks

01 Promised You A Miracle (Edit) 4:02
02 Promised You A Miracle (Long Remix for LP) 4:55
03 Promised You A Miracle (John Peel Session) 4:40
04 Promised You A Miracle (David Jensen Session) 4:23
05 Promised You A Miracle (2016 Acoustic Version) 4:35


Promised you a mass of Simple Minds this Friday, actually I didn't. I've been working on putting this one together for a while now. All the versions and bonus tracks too. All the art is from my releases. All the tracks are from the remastered 2012 (5) CD Box Set and the 2016 'New Gold Dream' Box Set. I just gathered them all here. I was frustrated seeing the 12 inch posted all over the blog world in differently recorded fashions. Here you can have the lot of it in it's remastered form along with quality art, all in one fail swoop. On a side note, the acoustic version has not been released yet. It was a direct recording from the youtube video, albeit amplified and edited for a proper track. I hope you don't get tired of just 'one' song and all the versions...lol! I still enjoy it and hope you do as well. Happy Friday all! 


Simple Minds: Mass Of Promises 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Alphaville - Red Rose (US 12 Inch / 1986)




01 Red Rose (12 Inch Mix) 7:50
02 Next Generation 3:56
03 Red Rose (Dub Mix) 4:57






Just posting for now. Perhaps I'll add some insight later. Recently sold this twelve inch. Here is a Discogs link for more info. All art is from my release. The 12 Inch Mix and 'Next Generation' were taken from the Blank and Jones 'So 80's' release of Alphaville material. The Dub mix was recorded from the vinyl. Thanks all! Enjoy!


Alphaville: Red Rose

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nitzer Ebb - Shame (Mix 2) (Ltd. Ed. UK 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Shame (Mix 2) 5:50
02 Captivate (Orbit Remix) 6:16






Just dropping one of the many releases I have been working on. A fine 12 inch from Nitzer Ebb on Mute records from 1989. All remixes are courtesy of William Orbit. I recorded this in 24 bit WAV, as I do most vinyl releases, so it's a large file. All the artwork is from the original twelve inch, which was elaborately re-worked in photoshop to bring out the secondary print graphics. Here's more information regarding the release. I think that you will find my artwork to be far more superior. Thanks again everyone! Enjoy! 


Nitzer Ebb: Shame (Mix 2)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dead Or Alive - Turn Around And Count 2 Ten (Japanese Import CD Mini / 1988)












...and I'm back. I needed a bit of a break to take care of some personal and family business. Now it's a Friday, two weeks later. Let's D.O.A. shall we? This is actually in honor of a good friend (Craig Fohr) who passed away a week ago. It's from his personal collection and is extremely rare, so rare that I had to create a new Discogs listing for it! Everything has been scanned and the recording is Apple lossless. Thanks for your continued patience my blog friends! Three cheers to 'Barnabas'...I will miss you!  Enjoy!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Axodry - You (I'll See You In My Dreams) (German Import 12 Inch / 1988)




01 You (Beauty & The Beast Mix) 7:52
02 You (Beauty Dub Mix) 5:45
03 Suspense (New Age Gore Mix) 5:16






Axodry's classic 'You' with the remixes and b-side. Here's the Discogs link for further information. It's not going cheap! All the art and recordings are from the original twelve inch. Thanks as always to KY & Jules for the vast crates to dig through. Too many great ones to post...so little time! Sunday Funday! Enoy!


Axodry: You

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Depth Charge - Bounty Killers (Import 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Bounty Killers 7:20
02 Bounty Killers (Death Is Ma Name...) 8:56






Samples galore and cowboy twang ride in on this breakbeat ode to the great Clint Eastwood and his spaghetti western classic from 1973 'High Plains Drifter'. J. Saul Kane is the mastermind of this release. All art and recordings are from this import twelve inch. The full working title of track two is far longer than I care to type out, but it is all included in the mix. Enjoy Pardner!


Bounty: Killers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Scrot - Teufelsrhythmus (Import 12 Inch / 1990)




01 Teufelsrhythmus (Techno Mix) 5:55
02 Teufelsrhythmus 5:58
03 Teufelsrhythmus (Techno 7 Inch Mix) 3:58






Random ZYX Records post for the day. Over the course of thirty years and some 3,000+ releases, ZYX has covered a multitude of artists and music styles. My favorite time frame was the late eighties and early nineties releases. The mid nineties was a falling out period, well, at least for me. The collaboration that formed Scrot had a total of three releases. This was their second release. I never heard this played at the local clubs I used to go to, but it was a big success in Germany and other European cities. I was introduced to this on a local college radio station (way back then)! Thank you to Tom Crawford and his Monday night 5-7:30 show on the mighty 91.7 WMSE. Thanks to KY for the record choices! :) All art and recordings are directly from this original release. Enjoy!







  



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - Umsturz Jetzt! (Import CD / 2011)







Here is the import CD I was speaking of previously. Yes, I bought (2) and received (1). C'est La Vie! Infacted Records has done a superb job on these classic remastered reissues. I plan on getting them all! There are 32 releases and all of them are Techno Kult Klassiks. The track listing and times are listed and I've included all the art as well. Enjoy my EBM German Techno fans!


Robotiko Rejekto: Umsturz Jetzt!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - Rejekto! (Import 12 Inch / 1987)




01 Rejekto! (Perfekto Mix) 6:01
02 Rejekto! (U.S. Dub) 5:56






Getting back on track here from several weeks ago. I've had this post ready for sometime. The first release by Robotiko Rejekto! Two mixes, both recorded from the vinyl! My plan was to purchase the larger 'Umsturz Jetzt' remaster CD and then just add them to the post. I did order it...it never came. So I ordered another and while waiting for that to arrive, this 12 inch sold on Discogs. At that point, I decided to record it and get all the scans done proper. I'll post the 'Umsturz Jetzt' compilation a bit later on. Here is the original with the spoken introductions. Not that I'm too critical, but I am sometimes, I find the recording fine, but you can tell the vinyl has been played out a bit. It still sounds good, but I can here dropped beats and bass in parts. The CD remaster is awesome (IMO), but I also know many of you prefer the vinyl recordings. Either way...Enjoy and thanks for the patience!


Robotiko: Rejekto!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

V/A - Trance Europe Express (Import 2 CD / 1993)








A quick request for a desperate viewer/reader/blog friend! A while back I began to post the now infamous UK Volume Series that began back in 1990. This release is from the same group, just taking another direction in music that was sweeping over rave chill-rooms everywhere. This 2 CD set came out between the release of UK Vol. 7 and UK Vol. 8. It's a who's who of classic and upcoming new artists with skills that make you get all 'Soma' like. I really don't need to explain much more, but if you weren't raving at that time, you probably missed out on some of the most brilliant ambient tracks of the time. Here is more information regarding the release. All recordings & art are from my compilation. The tray art is a bit messed up due to my 'folded' copy, but I tried to even it out...sort of. OK...thanks for the request. I'm dropping this into the blog now, close to midnight...in case you need that feel! Enjoy!


T.E.X. CD 1 

T.E.X. CD 2