Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gina X - No G.D.M. (UK 12 Inch / 1985)

01) No G.D.M. (Extended) 6:10
02) No G.D.M. (7 Inch) 4:19
03) No G.D.M. (Dub Version) 6:35
04) Be A Boy 3:58


05) No G.D.M (7 Inch Edit) 4:05

Originally released in 1979 as a 12 Inch and on the LP 'Nice Mover', this is the Statik Records release from 1985. Nice Mover, the LP, was remastered and re-released  on CD back in 2005. 

I have a hard time classifying this track. It falls perfectly in the Post punk, New Wave DIY territory. A bit disco like, the vocoder used for vocals in the chorus, this one seems all to appropriate for an androgynous French discotheque. Kind of Gary Numan like to me, but not as shadowy. It still is a favourite of mine!

Tracks 1-3 are directly from this vinyl release as is all the art. Tracks 4 & 5 are taken from the 2005 Remaster release of 'Nice Mover' from Gina X Performance. 

C'est La Vie, Mon Cherie: Gray Dark Man

Friday, July 12, 2013

Big Country - In A Big Country (UK 12 Inch / 1983)

01) In A Big Country (Pure Mix) 6:16
02) In A Big Country (LP Edit) 4:14
03) All Of Us 4:09


04) Heart And Soul 5:11

So, yes, this has been posted on many other blogs and honestly it's worth all the praise! I was lucky enough to see Big Country on their first US tour back in the Spring of 1983. It was at the Eagles Club (President's Room) in Milwaukee with the Elvis Brothers as the opener. Big Country played and welcomed (3) encores! For the last encore, Stuart Adamson stated that he was overwhelmed with the support and turnout. He simply explained in his deep Scottish accent, that they had no other tracks in their roster, so...'In A Big Country' was played again. The crowd was over the top and the song was performed in long version form  with extra kick! Simply awesome!

All the art is from my original UK 12'er. The tracks, including the bonus track, are from the hard-to-find CD box set 'The Mercury Years'

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy (US 12 Inch & Promo 12 Inch / 1986)

01) I Go Crazy (Dynamix) 6:32
02) I Go Crazy (LP Version) 3:50
03) I Go Crazy (Instrumental) 4:30

As featured in the movie 'Some Kind Of Wonderful'. Track 1 & 2 are from CD Remaster files and track 3 is directly from this 12 inch. All art is taken from my personal collection.

I Go Crazy When I'm Without: A New Link (11-16-15)

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Psychedelic Furs - Danger (UK 12 Inch / 1982)

01) Danger 2:35
02) I Don't Want To Be Your Shadow 3:47
03) Goodbye (Dance Mix) 5:43

All recordings and photo work are taken from the original 12 inch.

I Don't Want To Be Your: Shadow

I recently attended the Psychedelic Furs show here in Milwaukee, WI. (Northern Lights Theater - Potawatomi Casino) 9/13/13 Here's a quick pic from front stage left! An awesome show I might add!