Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marillion - He Knows You Know (UK 12 Inch / 1983)




01 He Knows You Know 5:06
02 Charting The Single 4:52






This single was one of the first tracks I had ever heard by Marillion. I was hooked. The special thing about this was the fact that I didn't hear it on my local radio. I had a fantastic stereo tuner that was able to pick up signals from neighboring States. I randomly tuned in to a distant signal one late evening to hear this track and several other bands I'd never heard of before. Hell, I heard an INXS track and recorded it to tape spelling it 'In Excess'. Oh to be young and naive all over again! On with it...all art and tracks are taken from this 12 inch release. Enjoy.


He Knows You: Know

Sunday, October 19, 2014

James Ray & The Performance - A New Kind Of Assassin (Import CD / 1989)




The track listing seems to be self evident here.






As promised earlier, I wanted to add this compilation import CD release to the James Ray folder. I'm certain that if you found my last post of his entertaining, you will undoubtedly enjoy this one. It's a good time for it!


Mexico Sundown: Blues

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Tear Garden - The Center Bullet (Canadian 12 Inch / 1986)




01 The Center Bullet 9:46
02 Ophelia 8:29
03 Tear Garden 4:50
04 My Thorny,Thorny Crown 3:57

Bonus

05 Tear Garden - My Thorny, Thorny Crown 8:47






Here is the other track I spoke of in my previous MC 900 Ft Jesus post. I just can't seem to get over the lovely eerie spatial feel of this brooding track. It made for a great early evening listening on Halloween night, or what ever night I was DJing for a Hallow's Eve celebration. It's easy to understand why this works so well. Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots) & Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) are at the helm of the creation!

All art & recordings are from the twelve inch. I've included a bonus full length seamless mix of the last two tracks for a more complete effect along with the individual tracks.


Enter Bullet: Center Bullet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MC 900 Ft Jesus - The City Sleeps (US CDS / 1992)




01 The City Sleeps (Radio Edit) 4:40
02 The City Sleeps (Vocal Remix) 5:51
03 The City Sleeps (Clarinet Remix) 5:49
04 The City Sleeps (Instrumental) 4:16






Halloween and All Saint's Day are right around the corner. On that note, I have a few posts that fit the mood quite proper. This lovely little night time track from MC 900 Ft. Jesus was a staple in my early Halloween DJ sets. I play 'The City Sleeps' so often, that it's one of the top tracks on my iPod and it has won the heart of my twelve year old daughter. Granted, it's not something I condone, but this track is all about arson and the eradicating of 'ghosts' in the night, which I believe to be bad memories. Offered up on the CDS are several mixes, but I always stuck with the original and Instrumental. All tracks and art are from the original release.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Lover Speaks - Every Lover's Sign (US Promo 12 Inch / 1986)




01 Every Lover's Sign (New Extended Mix) 5:52
02 Every Lover's Sign (Dub Mix) 6:38






I Am A Spy, Spying On Myself...A Tragic Subject: Every Lover's Sign

Eight Seconds - Kiss You (When It's Dangerous) (Canadian 12 Inch / 1986)




01 Kiss You (When It's Dangerous) 4:07
02 Land Of The Monsters 4:34
03 Kiss You (When It's Dangerous) (Extended Mix) 6:02






During the Autumn of 1986, Eight Seconds emerged on the US Pop scene with this one and only hit. The track and the full length release 'Almacantar' were promoted with a US Tour as the opening act for Wang Chung's tour to promote 'Mosaic'. I had a 6th row seat for this show in Milwaukee at the Riverside. I also was able to hang out with Andres and Frank following the show. I took them nightclubbing and they followed up by guesting me into the concert the next night in Chicago. Of course I went. A great time!

The two tracks from the a-side are taken from the CD 'Almacantar'. The extended mix of the title track was recorded from the 12 inch. The sound quality is evident. Not bad, but not up to my standards of crispness...even with a bit of tweaking. All art was taken from this original vinyl as well. 


I'll Kiss You When It's: Dangerous 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Faith No More - We Care A Lot (US Promo 12 Inch / 1987)




01 We Care A Lot (Make Love Not War Mix) 5:02
02 Anne's Song 4:46
03 We Care A Lot (LP Version) 4:01






It's A Dirty Job, But: Someone's Gotta Do It (Repaired)

Monday, October 6, 2014

James Rays Gangwar - Without Conscience (UK 12 Inch / 1990)




01) Without Conscience 4:09
02) Destination Assassination 4:03






Without: Conscience

Johnson Engineering Co. - Floorslammer 90 (Import 12 Inch / 1990)




01) Floorslammer 90 6:10
02) Slammer 6:32
03) The Hooded Claw (Havoc Edition) 3:34
04) Block Maniac (Havoc Edition) 4:14






Floorslammer 90:  Slammer

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Voyou - Radio Bostich (German Import 12 Inch / 1987)




01 Radio Bostich (Tune In Mix) 5:11
02 Radio Bostich (Dance hall Mix) 4:57






This is Part two of my last post. Another superb release on the West German label West Side from 1987!
All art and recordings are taken directly from this vinyl release.


R-A-D-I-O: Bostich