Saturday, November 23, 2013

Adam Ant - Rough Stuff (US 12 Inch / 1990)

01) Rough Stuff (Extended Mix) 6:44
02) Rough Stuff (Dub) 6:46

This is the second track culled from A.A.'s solo release ' Manners & Physique'
With the help of Andre Cymone's remixing, this single was able to reach #14 on the Billboard Hot Dance charts back in (mid to late) August of 1990. (Debuted 8/4/90, 8 weeks on the charts).

The extended version was also included on the 2009 expanded remaster of  'Manners & Physique'. It was re-labeled as the '12 Inch Vocal Remix'. The Dub, included here, was not released on the original or remaster discs.
Rough Stuff

Sunday, November 17, 2013

V/A - Bio Rhythms (Dance Music With Bleeps) (UK CD / 1990)

There are some superb dance music compilations out there, but not one of them, ok..there are a few... come even close to this epic master! Without a doubt, one of the most influential labels (Network) of the late 80's and early 90's within the realms of electronic dance music. The artists on this compilation paved the way for way too many others and this was before the rave/techno scene blew up bad.
I originally found this on vinyl when I began to DJ at one my first long standing gigs in Milwaukee (The Mad Planet). This LP was brought up from Chicago, taken from (The Lizard Lounge) by the owner of both clubs at the time. It literally changed my outlook on music within the first listen.
Fall Into A: Trance

V/A - Hits Post Modern 8 (I Was A Teenage Post Modern) (CD/1990)

Another fine example of  the classic HPM Series.
I Was A Teenage Post: Modern 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

V/A - Album Network Expand-O (CD Tune-Up #9 / 1991)

I have yet to include any compilations (as of late) on my blog , so at this time I'm going to drop a few in. It seems that a few other blogs I follow are doing so as well. This A.N.E. Series was a staple in the college alternative world, along with several other series (Hits Post Modern, CMJ and New Music Monthly). These were a guide to what was new and being pushed by the major labels at the time. All to often, commercial AOR & Pop radio dismissed much of this.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Severed Heads - All Saints Day (CDS / 1989)

01) All Saints Day 6:48
02) Saints Day Dub 8:23

In honor of All Saints Day (Dia de Los Muertos), I give you another superb track from the Severed Heads (Tom Ellard). If you haven't heard of it, you went to the wrong clubs back in 1989.
Caracas, Sugar Skulls & All Saints: Day