A very influential 12″ for me when I bought this standalone single back in October 1982. I didn’t know about the obvious homo-erotic overtones at the time I was just blown away by the beats and synths. John Luongo (with Rusty Egan) was the mixer and it was all about the breakdowns, frantic drum machines. At the time I didn’t know Midge Ure had left the project due to musical differences.
It links well with the extended version of the album title track “The Anvil”, guitars and sequencers in perfect harmony. Made slightly funkier than the LP version. Love the midge guitar on it
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Polydor – POSPX 523
|A||Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix)||6:58|
|B||The Anvil (Dance Mix)||6:14|