Riding the wave of success, particularly in Japan. They ploughed onwards keeping to their formula and getting their 3rd hit in a row with their third UK release.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Sex Bomb Boogie (German 12″)
So ahead of the game and using opera and classical music samples. Wow, how to use a sequence in a punk way and the guitar harks back to the Billy Idol led Generation X.
Parlophone – 1C K 060-20 1565 6
|A||Sex Bomb Boogie (Magic Flute)||5:44|
|B||Sex Bomb Dance||4:21|
Sci-Fi Sex Stars – Rockit Miss USA / Teenage Thunder (LTD Edition 12″)
Rare and originally only available from the Tour merchandise. This 4 tracker contains 2 alternative album mixes plus a stonky live track, “Suicide.” The mixes contain some really interesting samples, the Iran War even gets a soundbite. The Best 12″ so far.
Written on the back of the naughty sleeve was this…. (sorry it’s the uncensored one!)
NO MUSICIANS ● RECORDED BY POP STARS ● TECHNOLOGICALLY ENHANCED
MMM, THE SPUTNIKS CHANGED MY LIFE – SEREENA SCI-FI ●
MUSIC BOX ■ TOP ■ ROBO-TECH ■ MARC RICH, A MAN OF WEALTH AND TASTE ▲ FLAUNT IT!!
● A SCI-FI SEX CORP. DESIGN
Who M I? – WM 1001
|A1||Rockit Miss USA (Death Wish IV)||5:25|
|AA1||Teenage Thunder (Sputstyle)||5:12|
Sigue Sigue Sputniiiiiik – Success! (Acid Remixes) (UK 12″)
So the follow up album was called was called “Dress For Excess” and saw them go from punky electronica to full blown club tracks. Their fifth release is a dabble into the lasted Acid House scene, it was 1988. This was their last hit, reaching Number 35. The second track tries to be a proper Acid House anthem but we have PWL behind the production with Phil Harding mixing so then it was hardly underground! The “Balearacidic” is probably the best of the bunch, slightly edgier and keeping the vocals in.
Normal service resumes on “Frankenstein Cha-Cha” guitars are plugged in and that sequencer gets charged up. The Ramones go Techno.
Parlophone – 12 SSSX 3
|A1||Success (Acid Mix #1) (Vox)||4:20|
|A2||Success (Acid Mix # 2) (Inst)||5:03|
|B2||Success (Balearacidic 12 Inch)||6:04|
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Success! (US 12″)
So another myriad of mixes appear on the US release (all from PWL and Phil Harding with Neil X from the band getting a look in) Less dance orientated and much more poppier than the UK previous to this,it even goes down the Frankie Goes To Hollywood route. So as well as the FGTH main mix, you get a “Funky Mix” darkish house mix, with some great Anti-greed soundbites and American comedy film samples. The “Micro-Dot Dub” is another quite hard Acid House mix until the vocals kick in, but good for 1988. The “Metal Hammer Mix” does what it says on the tin, guitar riff heaven and a bit like their “old” sound. (Nearly ZZ Top!!!)
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EMI USA – V-56130
|A1||Success (12″ Dance Mix)||6:45|
|A2||Success (7″ Dance Mix)||3:00|
|A3||Success (Funky Mix)||5:27|
|B1||Success (Balaeracidic Mix)||6:04|
|B2||Success (Micro-Dot Dub)||6:30|
|B3||Success (Metal Hammer Mix)||4:44|