Stabbing Westward – What Do I Have To Do ? (Promo 12″)

ImageThe joys of running a vinyl only blog is discovering that rare mix or obscure b-side, especially if it was before the advent of CD or so obscure it was only released as a 12″ Promo. The pitfalls are the quality of the vinyl ! Crackles, pops and surface noise are part and parcel of this blog. I try to repair most large clicks but the essence is vinyl, not a pristine CD copy , my conscience thinks that would be stealing from the artist, and to be honest they need all the royalties they can get!!

So onto this from 1996, a bit battered but worth a share. A 4 tracker with production from John Fryer. The title track is an epic, borrowing a lot from Dep Mode “Home” power ballad. More interestingly it has the 2 mixes by Luc Van Anker (RevCo/ My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) of previous single “Shame” (in relatively good condition) This is great example of the industrial dance stuff that was around at the time and reminds me of the best soundtrack to the worse film, “Spawn” The other track , “Falls Apart” gives a trip hop vibe the extra crackles adding to the haunting atmosphere.


 1.What Do Have To Do? 4:07
2 Falls Apart (Powdered Cat Mix) 5:27
3 Shame (On You Mix) 6:25
4 Shame (It Up Mix) 6:40

7 thoughts on “Stabbing Westward – What Do I Have To Do ? (Promo 12″)”

  1. I had never heard of Stabbing Westward, but i just downloaded that ‘Lies’ 12″ you posted and i’m kinda obsessed. Any chance of a re-upon this?

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