I always loved to Thomas Dolby ever since I heard Radio Silence back in the early 80’s. He did change styles but his music was always inventive, polished and interesting. This was from his “American” album, “Aliens Ate My Buick” where he had a band called The Lost Toy People and sought fame in America. The track was a satirical song about a stereotypical young-and-rich Californian woman
Here we have him working with re-mixer extraordinaire , François Kevorkian, shining up Bill Bottrell already pristine production. Rusty Gardner provides another 2 mixes. Lots more samples and a bit more groove injected with extra keyboards by Brad Buxor, the “Rusty Dub” is very funky! The last track is an edited version of album track “Budapest By Blimp” taking it to more the 5 minute mark, a genius of a track!
EMI-Manhattan Records – V-56086
|A||Airhead (Extended Version)||10:45|
|A.i)||Airhead (Extended Version Francois’ Mix)||7:05|
|A.ii)||Airhead (Extended Version Francois’ Dub)||3:40|
|B1||Airhead (Rusty Mix)||7:22|
|B2||Airhead (Rusty Dub)||5:29|
|B3||Budapest By Blimp (7″ Edit)||5:07|
So on to “Airheads Revenge” which see’s the track ever so slightly remixed version by Bassy Bob Brockman which goes into an electro rap detour halfway through, provided by La Toya Hanson & Nicole Milligan (Jan & Earle?) Dolby going more street! The rap section has it’s own standalone track, “Revenge Rap.” “Rusty’s Mix” is the same as on the other 12″. The “Def Ears Mix” is the preferred mix with quite an electronic, roughed up version from FON studio founder, Rob Gordon.
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EMI-Manhattan Records – V-56104
|B1||Airhead (Deaf Ears Mix)||5:48|
|B2||Airhead (Rusty’s Mix)||7:18|