#00 Honourable Mentions
Bonus extended honourable mention in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s 12″ records.
Okay, a bit of a cheesy indulgence made it this far. Not quite in the top 50, but nevertheless a true mastermix masterclass.
Remixed by Les “Mixdoctor” Adams to feature snatches of Queen’s We Will Rock You, and perfectly syncing Fly Girls by Boogie Boys.
Bought on import from my local “underground” crate digger shop, Revolver Records, the rawness of the remix resonates even to this day.
Top 50 12 Inches of the 80s What's it all about?
Inspired by all the lists you see on FaceBook saying “Post your favourite albums, but don’t say anything about them…” I thought, hell I’m gonna say a bit about them and why they’re special. As a general rule I have chosen particular extended vinyl versions of the tracks for various reasons, amongst them they extend the length I can listen to them, and they often add extra ambience to the Radio Friendly 7″ version.
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Top 50 12″ Mixes of the 80s – Full list
Legendary US record producer Tom Moulton was probably one of the prime movers in developing 12-inch releases, he had discovered that the 12-inch had vastly superior sound quality, producing grooves perfect for the discotheque. It was music for hedonistic dancers – for metronomic beats, fewer vocals, stripped back instrumentation, slow-fading echo effects, sustains, slow builds in pace and intensity to maximum peaks.
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away from Home (Wicked Weather for Walking)
Mantronix – Got to Have Your Love (Club with Bonus Beats)
Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag (12″ Version)
Wham! – Wham Rap ’86
Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix)
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