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

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! My copy of the 12" is a bit scuffed up. I am definitely looking forward to having the Dub in better quality. I had the CD Single, but sold it as it didn't have the dub (it did have the extended version and 7" remix). What's up with the "Walk Like A Dinosaur" reference with the added vocal ("boom acka-lacka...")? I understood that.

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  2. Lol! Yeah I totally heard that in the track! Was Not Was' track 'Walk Like A Dinosaur' charted 6 months prior to this, so I'm really uncertain why Cymone would include it. Sounds like there could be a story behind it or perhaps it's a tribute to the Was Bros. who always had catchy tracks to begin with! ;)

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