(5-11-17) New notes regarding this 12 Inch. All the recordings are from the original 12 inch of mine. The artwork was photographed and then cleaned up with paintshop. This is a long time ago before I had my HD scanner. Perhaps this should get a redo with HD scans and a flac recording! Ehh...we'll see. I have a bit more that I want to post by them down the road, so check back! Thanks all. Enjoy!
03) Laughing At The Pieces (Studio Version) @ 3:20)
So this track comes out of nowhere in 1986. A decent updated psychedelic garage rock take on Norman Greenbaum's 1970 classic. What throws everyone for a loop, besides the obvious 'Doors like' imagery on the back cover, is the out-f'in-rageous hair that the lead singer has. The video shows it in all it's foot and a half glory! Needless to say, the track became a staple in the underground nightclub circuit for several months. I personally took to the floor whenever I heard those opening notes!
I played this 12 inch to death back when I was DJing a popular Milwaukee 80's Retro night (1990-2008). This was before CD-R's and the availability of CD DJ equipment. YES, believe it or not, I DJ'ed with original slabs of 'vinyl' that often yielded the uncomfortable 'skip' or needle jump!
Spray the Aquanet and get your Spirit on: download
At this point in time, The Sputnik Crew had really hit it off and were 'standing on top of the world' so to speak. After all, their last single 'Love Missile' became an instant underground club hit and was featured in the massive movie hit 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. Suprisingly, this 2nd 12 " release from the 'Flaunt It' LP, never reached Billboard's charts.
More midi-controlled chaos and random sampled noodlings: download