Alexander Robotnick ‎– Problèmes D'Amour

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Problèmes D'Amour 7:04
Problèmes D'Amour (Midnight Version) 7:34

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZZ 20 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12") Fuzz Dance ZZ 20 003 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ZZ 30 020, 5701 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12") Skizzo Fuzz Dance, ZYX Import ZZ 30 020, 5701 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ZZ 20 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Ove) Fuzz Dance ZZ 20 003 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
SAM 258 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Promo) Sire SAM 258 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7-28967 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(7") Sire 7-28967 US 1984 Sell This Version
92 89677 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(7", Promo) Sire 92 89677 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
7-28967 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(7", Promo) Sire 7-28967 US 1984 Sell This Version
928 967-7 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(7", Single) Sire 928 967-7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2316 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour (Ah Ou Ah Version)(12", Promo) Sire PRO-A-2316 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZZ 20 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", RE) Fuzz Dance ZZ 20 003 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Benelux 210 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Unofficial) Benelux Records Benelux 210 003 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Benelux 210 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Unofficial) Benelux Records Benelux 210 003 Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
Benelux 210 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Benelux Records Benelux 210 003 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Benelux 210 003 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl, sti) Benelux Records Benelux 210 003 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90141 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour • All Versions • (CD, Comp) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90141 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
MASO LP 99074 Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour(12") Materiali Sonori MASO LP 99074 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
NDATL MI 3/3 SE Alexander Robotnik* vs J.A.N.* Alexander Robotnik* vs J.A.N.* - Problems D'Amour (Music Institute 20th Anniversary 12" Series Special Edition)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Mix) NDATL Muzik NDATL MI 3/3 SE US 2011 Sell This Version
none Alexander Robotnick Problèmes D'Amour (Ah Ou Ah Version)(File, WAV) Not On Label (Alexander Robotnick) none 2013

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miramar.sound

miramar.sound

January 18, 2014
referencing Problems D'Amour (Music Institute 20th Anniversary 12" Series Special Edition), 12", S/Sided, Ltd, Mix, NDATL MI 3/3 SE
I'm not really feeling this one... anything after the first four minutes of the track here is a bit redundant and loses its mojo. I find the short edit is fine as it is, plus it comes with that killer B2... Not worth the asking price in my opinion.
JonnyOneNote

JonnyOneNote

October 5, 2011
referencing Problèmes D'Amour (Ah Ou Ah Version), 12", Promo, PRO-A-2316
I have to smile every time I see the timing for the Single Edit version of the U.S. Promo version released by Sire Records:
3'65"
You have to wonder about that. More than 60 seconds in a minute? Amazing! <wink> Technically speaking, the timing of this should read 4'05" (but even the album sleeve says 3'65"!) Stranger still, my vinyl recording of this edit actually plays out to 4'50".
So I sometimes think, circa 1985, this is a little joke perpetuated perhaps by Maurizio Dami [Alexander Robotnick], or the man behind the mix, Bruce Forest.
3'65" lives on, even on Discogs! ;-)
memory3

memory3

July 8, 2011
referencing Problems D'Amour (Music Institute 20th Anniversary 12" Series Special Edition), 12", S/Sided, Ltd, Mix, NDATL MI 3/3 SE

Nice remix! Good sound! Beautiful vinyl...a futur piece of history without no doubt.
discogs1

discogs1

November 15, 2007
referencing Problèmes D'Amour, 12", ZZ 20 003
Alexander Robotnick said in a interview: "Giampiero, the head of Materiali Sonori, pushed me to make some disco music, because we were both broke. "We can make easy money with disco music," he said to me. "Just put a bass drum in four/four and you sell 10,000 copies!" So I worked on a disco track with my cheap electronic equipment. The track was "Problèmes d'Amour." Anyway, I was disappointed by the results of "Problèmes." We sold just 10,000 copies, so it was the minimum figure, as I said above. And I started to be involved in different things. But some years later I understood that the track had an impressive influence on dance music and it was a cult track for some DJs. In the end it's better like this. It's not bad to have a song that is still relevant for the scene."
donhardway

donhardway

May 30, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Problèmes D'Amour, 12", ZZ 20 003
People talk about the foundations of techno and house; this is one of the original tracks that created both genres. This record was a must during the early 80s in Detroit, MI. A timeless classic!
downtown.music

downtown.music

May 18, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Problèmes D'Amour, 12", ZZ 20 003

Unique, original Bass-synth sound doing an extremely sophisticated riff...mock-eerie organ sound...slightly off-key rhythm-guitar stabs doing a Jamaican Ska thang... basic, crude "proto-house" drum-machine track...Background female vocalists singing in perfect French...Slightly cheesey male vocalist also singing in French, but not as well, and with an obvious Italian accent...catchy arrangement but no real low frequencies...sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? But this quirky masterpiece captivated the ears, hearts and minds of almost 2 generations of old school DJs and Dancers. The song was massive at David Mancuso's Loft and Larry Levan's Paradise Garage, and even Bruce Forest got a good response from his Better Days crowd...so good that he was inspired to remix it for Sire. That dubby remix is also a must-own, but this review is of the original, "fat-label" 12 inch release, and both sides of this single are totally timeless, essential, and belong in everyone's crates.
servo

servo

March 31, 2002
referencing Problèmes D'Amour, 12", ZZ 20 003

Problemes D' Amour is a classic! considering it came out in 84, it still does wonders for me. This italo-disco classic always reaches deep inside and brings out a fuzz of joy in me. Maybe its the bit of catchiness that makes it so appealing, with its sexy vocals and sleazy synths? Or maybe its the strip bar scene in National Lampoons European Vacation that i find so hilarious, especially because this song is in that scene. Or maybe its always struck a chord with me because it is simply brilliant! SO BRILLIANT!