#00 Honourable Mentions
Bonus extended honourable mention in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s 12″ records.
Another perfect storm of a tune, that at the time just hit me square.
Emerging UK Pop Rock band, cover a classic song from the pen of Pete Shelley, originally written as a gay love torch song, but transformed here into a danceable piece of solid pop, touched off with another great example of remixing genius by the hands of Arthur Baker.
Produced originally as a song for the (forgettable) 1980s film Something Wild (anybody?) it led to a renaissance of the band’s fortunes, and was the first of 3x Top 10 hits for the group.
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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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.