Afro-Rican ‎– Give It All You Got (Doggy Style) (US 12″)


Electro gem from 1987 and sampling loads of stuff especially Kraftwerk and James Brown. Such a pioneering sound and I love the risque “Dub Mix.” great scratching by MD Rock (Marcus Rice) Written by Derrick Rahming

The instrumental doesn’t have the cheesy rap so definitely drop-able today. Wow that bass kick!

Apparently tech heads the track samples a Roland TR-808 kick drum onto an EMU-SP1200 Sampling Drum Machine, and that sample is played back at 2 different pitches creating the low & high tone bass. Thanks Discogs.


Suntown Records ‎– ST 00715 SAM_8390

A Give It All You Got (Doggy Style) (Radio Mix) 4:36
B1 Give It All You Got (Doggy Style) (Dub Mix) 5:43
B2 Give It All You Got (Instrumental) 4:35

Malcolm McLaren ‎– Madam Butterfly (US Promo 12″)

A slightly different mix to be found on the US promo of this classic from 1984. Here with the same mix on both sides but the definite version for me. Perfectly recorded by Mike B.

All bases covered!

Here is a link to the 7″

and the 12″

Island Records ‎– DMD 797 SAM_9017

A Madam Butterfly (Aria From The Opera Madam Butterfly) 6:20
A Madam Butterfly (Aria From The Opera Madam Butterfly) 6:20

Sunday Silly Song 45 – X, Lonesome Romeos ‎– Wild Thing (12″)

As featured on the soundtrack of the film “Major League” this was a re-release of X single release from 1984 but got a ’89 release on the back of the film. Suitably raw sounding, overdriven guitar with vocals by Exene Cervenka, a splendid cover with plenty of opportunity to chant the chorus until you fall over

Lonesome Romeos were a country rock trio of Philip Kennard (vocals – guitar), Robert Parlee (piano), Ron John (guitars – keyboards) “Oh You Angel” is Springsteen-like, strumming acoustics. Boogie Woogie on the track “US Male” -the song on the closing credits and an Elvis cover it appears. Smell that testosterone!!

“Wild Thing” appears on another SSS , this time by Oliver Reed and The Troggs from 1992. Over here;

Curb Records ‎– ZT 49338 wild

A1 X Wild Thing (Full Length Version) 6:18
B1 Lonesome Romeos U.S. Male
B2 Lonesome Romeos Oh You Angel

Re-uppage 89 – (Malcolm McLaren x 2, The Bluebells, Crazy House, World Party, Humpe Humpe, Iggy Pop, Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine x 2, Sinitta, Real Life, Yello, Inner City, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, New Order, Exude, Mental As Anything x3 )

I asked for requests and got the requests…

Malcolm McLaren And The World’s Famous Supreme Team ‎– Buffalo Gals (Back To Skool) (US Promo 12″) For Martin Gore (Enjoy the Silence – not)


The Bluebells – All I Am (Is Loving You) For Henry A. (the link was that old it was on Netkups!!!)


World Party – Private Revolution (12″) For Jack Vervoot (Is it time for a Revolution?)


Crazy House – Burning Rain (US 12″) For Faith Healer (Hope these are the right mixes)











Humpe Humpe ‎– 3 Of Us (US 12″) For Jhonny (I wonder if they ever fell out, got the hump with each other?)


Iggy Pop – Fire Girl (12″) For Adam Bednarczyk (A personal favourite of mine)


Malcolm McLaren – Soweto (12″) For David Lee (Welcome Back! Enjoy!)


Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine ‎– 1-2-3 (12″) For Jhonny (PArty, Parteee!)









Miami Sound Machine ‎– Falling In Love (Uh-Oh) (US 12″) For Jhonny (I can see where you’re going)









Sinitta – Cross My Broken Heart (US Promo 12″) For Jhonny (Enough Cheese?)








Real Life – Babies (US 12″) For Synthpapa (Yes, a Great Band)









Yello – I Love You (12″) For Alan Soze (Extended Dance Versions For Ladies and Gentlemen)


Inner City feat Kevin Saunderson – Big Fun (12″) For Alan Soze (Raving??)


Bryan Ferry – Limbo (12″) For Alan Soze (Finding the long forgotten classics and one of mine)


Roxy Music – Take A Chance With Me (12″) For Alan Soze









New Order ‎– Confusion (Remix) (US 12″) For rick (Enjoy the million mixes)


Exude – Boys Just Wanna Have Sex (US 12″) For Jhonny (Don’t be too greedy 🙂 )









Mental As Anything – 3 x 12″s For GARAU (What a good value pack of tunes!)












Starship ‎– Beat Patrol (Extended Club Mix) (US 12″)

From the same album that brought you the massive “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (“No Protection”). Produced by Peter Wolf and remixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero this is fully blown Stadium Rock (with added synths) Grace Slick adds her powerful vocals alongside Mickey Thomas. Originally, a 60’s flower power band and then changed their sound, they lost credibility amongst fans. This is Synth-rock put through a sampler.

That Acapella is a true one, nothing, just the vocals and lots of silent gaps!


RCA ‎– 6769-1-GDstarr

A1 Beat Patrol (Extended Club Remix) 7:09
B1 Beat Patrol (Dub) 4:19
B2 Beat Patrol (Acapella) 6:01
B3 Girls Like You 4:15

Säd Cäfë ‎– Keep Us Together (12″)


From 1983 and from the Manchester band Sad Cafe – here with lots of umlauts. Not really au fait with the band, the line-up at the time being; Paul Young – lead vocals, Ian Wilson – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Vic Emerson – keyboards, Dave Irving – drums, Lenni – saxophone, Des Tong – bass, backing vocals and Michael Byron-Hehir – lead guitar.

This is quite rare with not much written about it on the net. Produced by John Punter it’s a slow ballad with effective chord changes, a drum machine rhythm and plenty of synths.  B-side “Hold On” is more upbeat whilst 2 live tracks complete the release. “My Oh My” from the ’79 album “Facades” and “Love Will Survive” from ’77. Soft rock with some great harmonies.


Charisma ‎– CAFE 12 sad-cafe-why-keep

A1 Keep Us Together
A2 Hold Out
B1 Love Will Survive
B2 My Oh My

Kate Bush ‎– Running Up That Hill (US 12″)

Released in the UK on 5 August 1985 this was her first, proper 12″ single. A re-edited version from the LP “Hounds Of Love”, giving it a more rhythmic feel, working the drums of Stuart Elliott (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) and the bass of Del Palmer with the funky guitar of Alan Murphy. Sprinkled of course with the Fairlight atmospherics of Bush. In the instrumental you get to hear clearly the Balalaika work Kate’s brother Paddy, it is more of a dub version keeping lots of vocals in. 

“Under the Ivy” is just Kate at the piano, powerful stuff. A voice that leads you somewhere.


EMI America ‎– V-7865 SAM_6647

A Running Up That Hill (Extended Version) 5:45
B1 Running Up That Hill (Instrumental) 4:57
B2 Under The Ivy 2:11

Dexy’s Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express ‎– Come On Eileen (US 12″)

BOOM here it is! One of the biggest songs of the 80’s and one I really detest. Victim of too many listens and too many Weddings. Birthdays etc… It has to be on here or this would not be an 80’s vinyl blog.

The Emerald Express comprised of fiddle players Helen O’Hara (I think she’s the girl on the cover) and Steve Brennan.

The song was written by Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson and Billy Adams; it was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. I’m not adding anymore info about this song from 1982, there is enough out there already.

I do like the ska feel to the B-side “Let’s Make This Precious”, a great party track. Another bonus is the cover of MFSB song “T.S.O.P.” from 1973. Groovy horns as well as the violin’s accompany this track with few vocals.

Mercury ‎– MDS 4021 eileen

A Come On Eileen 4:12
B1 The Sound Of Philadelphia (T.S.O.P.)
B2 Let’s Make This Precious

Johnny Hates Jazz ‎– Turn Back The Clock (12″)

Back in the room – all re-up requests will be fulfilled by Sunday, I’ve been inundated, er cheers 🙂

A slick as an 80’s coffee table with a copy of Face magazine and an espresso. This trio from London had the major hit “Shattered Dreams” and as yet this track is not on here.

Pop funk from 1987 with a crystal clear 12″ mix from Julian Mendelsohn. A memory jogger and pristine production by the band and the extended version only adding to the memories. A nostalgic song about nostalgia.

B-side, “Cracking Up” is a beat driven piece of Pop Funk with just a slight nod to “Shattered Dreams” with a Thompson Twins style bass synth.

More JHJ here;‎–_Turn_Back_The_Clock.rar

Virgin ‎– VST 1017 turn

A Turn Back The Clock (Extended Mix)
B1 Cracking Up
B2 Turn Back The Clock

Dokken ‎– Breaking The Chains (US Promo 12″)

Even More Guitar ???

Classic Hair / Glam rock from Dokken , fronted by guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter Don Dokken, George Lynch – guitarist, Juan Croucier (Ratt) – bassist and Mick Brown – drummer. Produced with Michael Wagener and released in 1983 the title track had been around since 1981.

Two versions of”Paris Is Burning” (Recorded live in Berlin in 1982) and seems a bit pointless – why edit a love track probably to get rid of the extended guitar solo at the start. it’s quick and a bit Iron Maiden in sound.

Elektra ‎– EAOR 4945 SAM_7077

A Breaking The Chains 3:51
B1 Paris Is Burning (Edit Of LP Version) 3:37
B2 Paris Is Burning (Live)