S*Express ‎– Nothing To Lose (12″)

From 1990 and the amazing Mark Moore, backed up by Sonique, who was to go on to have her own successful career as solo artist and DJ. An asterix , a hyphen or an apostrophe ? I don’t think the band knew how to break up the name so it wouldn’t be banned for being to risque.

Funky house with piano stabs and produced with Martin Gordon and James Reynolds . Superstar guests on b-vox were Sharon Blackwell, Naomi Osbourne, Lorna Rowe & Sylvia Tella.

B-sides include “My Laser” which sampled from John Carpenter movie “Dark Star”. Moore was very Sci-Fi obsessed, a solid groover. “Find Time To Be Yourself” featured “wah” guitar from Paul Gendler (who was in the 80’s teen bop band, Modern Romance) and is subtly funky.

NEW LINK 2020

https://www.sendspace.com/file/utrw9k

Rhythm King Records ‎– SEXY 01Tnothingfrontcov

A Nothing To Lose 6:45
AA1 Find Time To Be Yourself (Geetar Heaven Mix) 6:00
AA2 My Laser (Just Won’t Function Anymore) 5:22

Re-uppage 40 (Transvision Vamp, Careless Hands, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, James)

A very small amount of requests this week, I guess everyone is Bowie-ed out 🙂 !

Transvision Vamp -If Looks Could Kill (US Promo 12″) For Chris (Can’t beat a bit of Wendy!)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/transvision-vamp-if-looks-could-kill-us-promo-12/

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Careless Hands – Looking For A Secret / New Lamps For Old (7″) For James (Obscure is good)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/careless-hands-looking-for-a-secret-new-lamps-for-old-7/

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David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (12″) For Nik C (a great Bowie choice!)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/david-bowie-%e2%80%8e-cat-people-putting-out-fire-12/

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Tears For Fears – Johnny Panic and The Bible Of Dreams (12″) for Me (yes, a bit self gratifying but this needed a re-up)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/tears-for-fears-johnny-panic-the-bible-of-dreams-12/

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James – Ring The Bells E.P. (12″) For Me (Can’t believe the lack of James on here, classic 90’s indie)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/james-ring-the-bells-e-p-12/

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Betty Boo – 24 Hours (Special Gatefold 12″)

Never knew that Vince Clarke had remixed Betty Boo, or Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) for that matter. The Boo image had been firmly established, a bit of a 60’s stylised Bond Girl and it’s everywhere on this Special 12″.

Vince Clarke nearly turns it into a tribute to “Popcorn” whilst Cook turns it into a Swing beat jazz track with an immense bass. Reminds me a bit of Paula Abdul.

Our first Megamix for a while is the bonus track, done by Streets Ahead, including this track, “I Can’t Dance To That Music”,”Doin’ The Do” and “Where Are You Baby?”

https://www14.zippyshare.com/v/lW3V0lJY/file.html

Rhythm King Records ‎– LEFT R45Tbettyb

A1 24 Hours (Norman Cook Mix) 5:35
A2 24 Hours (Oratronic Mix)
AA Boo Megamix

Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples ‎– Let There Be Love (12″)

Some classic House from 1991 and featuring the voice of Leee John from the 80’s band, Imagination with Diva Tata Vega and keyboards from Eric Kupper. Soulful and Deep, David Morales chips in a harder Dub Mix. Classic stuff.

NEW LINK 2020

https://www.sendspace.com/file/ln2jbh

Arista ‎– 614 421lettherefrontcov

A1 Let There Be Love (Dee Love 12″ Mix)
B1 Let There Be Love (The End Of The Day Mix)
B2 Let There Be Love (Dee Dub Zone Mix)

The Beloved – Hello (Remix) (12″)

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An absolute crossover classic from 1990 care of The Beloved. Three different mixes from the regular 12″. Most keep the unique, tribute rap intact. The B-side has more of an indie feel to it with lots of treated guitar. Plenty of difference between them though.

Here is the link to the original twelve.

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-beloved-hello-12/

NEW LINKS 2018

https://www41.zippyshare.com/v/c6cpnYPz/file.html

WEA ‎– YZ426TXhellofrontcov

A1 Hello (‘ello, ‘ello)
A2 Hello (What’s All This Then?)
B Hello (Boys and Girls)

David Bowie ‎– Dead Man Walking (US Promo 12″)

Even more Bowie – as if you ever needed more!!!

A promo 12″ from the US from the 1997 album, “Earthling” and it see’s Bowie ramp up the dance beats over some furious guitar work from Reeves Gabrels.

The main “House Mix”, by Moby, adds a wonky organ to go along with understated but very profound lyrics.

Moby adds some lush synth pads over some breakbeats and acid squelches on Mix 1. His other mix is rawer and harder with just a looped Bowie vocal sample. Rave On!

https://www112.zippyshare.com/v/PSAImgLT/file.html

Virgin ‎– SPRO-12249dead

A1 Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1) 7:31
A2 Dead Man Walking (House Mix) 6:00
B1 Dead Man Walking (Album Version) 6:30
B2 Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 2) 5:25

Bank Holiday Bowie – 12 Re-ups

After asking him, Herve provided a list of stuff he would like to see re-upped. I’m a kind man. Enjoy as I search in vein for the China Girl 12″!!!

David Bowie ‎– Jump They Say (US 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/david-bowie-%e2%80%8e-jump-they-say-us-12/

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David Bowie -Let’s Dance – Club Bolly Remix (Promo 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/david-bowie-lets-dance-club-bolly-remix-promo-12/

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David Bowie & Blondie – Let’s Dance / Rapture (DJ Promo 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/david-bowie-blondie-lets-dance-rapture-dj-promo-12/

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David Bowie – Day-In Day-Out (US 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/david-bowie-day-in-day-out-us-12/

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David Bowie – Tonight (US 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/david-bowie-tonight-us-12/

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David Bowie – Hearts Filthy Lesson (US Promo 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/david-bowie-hearts-filthy-lesson-us-promo-12/

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David Bowie – I’m Afraid Of Americans (US CD Mixes)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/david-bowie-im-afraid-of-americans-us-cd-mixes/

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David Bowie – Fame 90 (US 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/david-bowie-fame-90-us-12/

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David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy (CD Single)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/david-bowie-hallo-spaceboy-cd-single/

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David Bowie ‎– Hallo Spaceboy (Promo 12″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/david-bowie-%e2%80%8e-hallo-spaceboy-promo-12/

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David Bowie – Absolute Beginners (7″)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/david-bowie-absolute-beginners-7/

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David Bowie – Golden Years (Remixes)

https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/david-bowie-1947-2016/

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Propaganda – Your Wildlife (US 12″)

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Interesting I’d not come across this track before. It’s without Claudia or Susanne but is the 1990 line-up. Michael Mertens (founder member), Betsi Miller (vocals), Derek Forbes and Brian McGee  (both former bass player and drummer with Simple Minds)

I have the other 2 twelves that I’ll put up later in the week. Had them on the old blog.

It does have some similar musical structures to Propaganda but is much more commercial dance sounding, David Morales does all of the mixes, A1 and B are more song orientated with vocals . The “Red Zone Mix” being a nice acid, standalone track, B2 an instrumental. Of interest is the track “Vicious Circle” which does have a Claudia sample and was the opener from the album, “1234.” Rocky but synthy.

https://www17.zippyshare.com/v/mIVXga46/file.html

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Charisma ‎– 0-96412

A1 Your Wildlife (Wet ‘N’ Wildlife Mix) 6:53
A2 Your Wildlife (Red Zone Mix) 7:00
A3 Your Wildlife (Wonderland Mix) 3:12
B1 Your Wildlife (Goin’ Wildlife Mix) 4:02
B2 Your Wildlife (Wilderness Mix) 6:52
B3 Vicious Circle 4:54

Alphaville ‎– Wishful Thinking (German 12″)

Alphaville dabbles a toe into more of a techno/eurodance sound. This was released in 1997 and comes with remixes by Johnny Klimek (from 80’s band The Other Ones) and Physical Motion ( Danki Cigale and Wolfgang Sommer) who provide the “Physical” mixes, funnily enough. Not at all like “Big In Japan” or “Forever Young,” you have been warned!

https://www7.zippyshare.com/v/dFFboDck/file.html

WEA Records ‎– 0630-19630-0alpha

A Wishful Thinking (Physical Mix) 5:58
B1 Wishful Thinking (Mars Attax Mix) 6:53
B2 Wishful Thinking (Physical Short Cut) 3:58

Silly Sunday Song – 8 – Goal II Goal Feat. Jazzie J – Oh, Not Football… (12″)

Released in 1990 for the World Cup. This pastiche of Soul II Soul features a Scouse lady bemoaning the fact there is going to be Football constantly on the TV during the World Cup. It has some interesting commentary samples including Saint And Greavsie and John Motson (on the “Extra Time Mix”), and a catchy chorus but ultimately daft as a brush.

NEW LINK 2020

https://www.sendspace.com/file/orivkt

Dover Records ‎– ROJX 7goalfrontcov

A Oh No, Not Football… (Extra Time Mix)
B Oh No, Not Football… (Early Bath Mix)