Seems some of you enjoyed their album so Winx some singles for me to curate. All very rare.
O.K. – Okay ! (CD Mini-Single)
The one with all the samples! A debut from 1988 and with a ton of sample (mostly German) soundbites. Written by singer Marcus Gabler and with some Depeche Mode synth riffs thrown in. The “International Version” has the more English samples. From the Eurovision to Emergency broadcasts.
Seven Eleven – SPV 55-3765
|1||Okay! (Mixed Media Edit)||5:42|
|2||Okay! (Re-Mixed Media Edit)||6:44|
|3||Okay! (International Version)||6:18|
More versions of this track appeared on a vinyl only 12″ Again you’d be pushed to hear any real differences. The “International Version” makes another appearance. Whilst the short bonus track still has loads of samples but is just a shorter mix, just sparser.
Seven Eleven – SPV 50-3760-R
|A||Okay! (Re-Mixed Media Edit)||6:40|
|B1||Okay! (International Version)||6:16|
|B2||Okay! (Bonus Track ‘Okay-Mix’)||2:30|
More Eurodance in flavour. More synthy and adventurous (and Mode like!) Voyou were label mates of O.K. Comprising of Andy Düx, Thomas Althen and Udo Niebergall. Probably a tribute to the Yello song “Bostich” (who knows!) it has more of a Pet Shop Boys vibe.
Seven Eleven – SPV 50-3764
|A||Radio Bostich (Tune In Mix)||5:12|
|B||Radio Bostich (Dance Hall Mix)||5:01|
Voyou 2 – The Ten Commandments (CD Maxi Single)
This release from 1989 is almost worthy of a Silly Sunday Song release. Euro-trash in the extreme with the lyrics recited from the bible in a very camp tone! The definite mix is the second track with Halloween type samples and atmospherics. Chapter 2a starts with classical Church Organ and different backing. Another one that is so bad its good.
8ighty 8ight Records – CDP 560-2 03660 2
|1||The Ten Commandments (Chapter 1)||5:26|
|2||The Ten Commandments (Chapter 2)||7:30|
|3||The Ten Commandments (Chapter 2a)||4:41|
O.K. – Okay (’93 CD Reissue)
You’ll probably have memorized all the samples but for completists there is this CD re-issue which contains a track from Youyou on the B-side, the nearly Techno/ Industrial “Houseman” and little gem to be tucked away.
ZYX Music – GDC 2070-8
|1||O.K.||Okay (Mixed Media Edit)||5:42|
O.K. – Okay! (German 12″)
The normal version which contains the instrumental version as well as the short edit or so it seems. The instrumental version is nearly free from the cheesy “Tell me, tell me” vocals, but they return in the second…..instrumental ? Confused??
Westside Music – WEST 2
|B||Okay! (Instrumental Version)||4:09|
Okay – Education (CD Maxi Single)
At last a break from O.K.!!!!! So the mix of Computer World, Another Brick In Wall and the drums from Fade To Grey. Teaching English/ language acquisition soundbites, the MGM mix is far better, reminds me of Fortran 5. The B-side Why ? Boys! reminds me of Bronski Beat, a cheeky synthpop classic, tucked away as a B-side!!!!!
Seven Eleven – SPV 55-3768
|3||Education (M.G.M. Cut)||4:34|
|4||Okay! (Bonus Track ‘Okay-Mix’)||2:31|