Exposé ‎– Point Of No Return

Arista ‎– AD1-9580
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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  • Executive Producer – Francisco J. Diaz
  • Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By, Written-ByLewis A. Martineé


Produced & arranged for Pantera Productions.
A1 & B2 mixed at Criteria Studios, Miami.
B1 mixed at The Hit Factory, NYC.

Other Versions (5 of 43) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PANT 85 X-Posed* Point Of No Return(12") Pantera Records PANT 85 US 1984 Sell This Version
none Exposé Point Of No Return 2011(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Exposé Self-released) none US 2011 Sell This Version
RIST 22 Exposé Point Of No Return(12") Arista RIST 22 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SL-7148 Exposé Point Of No Return(12", Maxi) Arista SL-7148 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
AD1-9326 Expose* Point Of No Return(12", TP) Arista AD1-9326 US 1985 Sell This Version



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June 27, 2010
It surprises me that the average rating for this pointless and massively overstated re-recording of the original classic with a new (not necessarily better) lineup. Either Lewis Martinee or a clueless hack put in charge got his hands on a sampler and abandoned the concept of restraint probably thinking that more annoying repeats (think skips and cd flaws) would be way moar bettah.

The special crap in a bag cover is a piece of work, and it probably stunk up the room where it was squeezed off, The classic `just got out of bed and still feeling the acid` look coupled with the randomly selected and ill-sized clown costumes looks as cheap and lazily slapped together as the garbage inside the jacket, a trilogy of headache-inducing, stomach-churning, toilet-clogging abortions scraped out and slapped together for a fast buck on a hangover or really crappy bathtub helluciogens.

Cover art: one girl is facing the wrong way, either asleep, filled with shame or not aware that she's now one third of a smash hit girl group although she's yet to record anything. The middle girl has a poker face, but the outfit screams "I don't give a crap." The third girl is making a weird face like she's some hot superstar although she had nothing to do with the original hit single with a simple thought out arrangement and slick production by someone who was awake at the mixing board. Cool chick, probably the one who came up with all the awful vocal fills (hey hey hey hey~~~yay, tak-tak-in baaaa~~~~yack, oh God I'm in over my head...) is squatting awkwardly like she really has to go #2 but still makes an effort show her cleavage, which is really arousing considering she really has to go potty.

Extended and Crossover mix... as if neither one was sufficiently awful to release on another on a deluxe disposable cassette. The extra three minutes compared to the original 5:40 club classic, gives the new girl plenty of time to try her hand at scatting or something because it's already a hit so who cares? More than 9:00 of crap with extra skipping fx (yay sampler turned up to 11).

The crossover mix is closer to the original, it's 15 seconds longer. Too bad most of that time is spent funking up the original as if avoiding what made the original version fill dance floors across the world is a good use of time. Perhaps that this mix inspired club goers to cross over the dance floor and head for the exit when the new girl gets to scat mode accompanied by stuttering sampler gimmickry and a really insipid plastic saxaphone interlude. I'm being kind here, track 2 only increases the pain, leaving the hope for something good to come out this single from the traditional filler track that never gets played becuse it's mostly boring filler sequencer stuff with different sections muted for the "dub" sound that rarely stands on its own and encourages sales.

Amazingly Dub of No Return (Strikes Again) is the third strike. It's a total mess. Someone sent the wrong tape reels to be mastered.

If I hear hey hey hey, hey hey hey, hey hey ha~~~~~yaaa~~~~ay again I'm going to go postal. I can't believe I listened to the entire single just to bash this abomination, but it had to be done. This is total garbage -- the no-photo Arista jacket 2 cut single from 1985 is Point of No Return -- this is No Point, Return this turkey to the store. It's mislabled and stinky.

Pop singles when they have a-cappella or dub mixes, its usually to make sure that both sides have grooves. If the club mix is good, a throwaway track or one with at least some usable drop ins is fine. A really hot club mix may as well have the same cut on both sides letting a DJ play the hell out of it.

Everything about this single blows goats and it never should have happened. Martinee was wise enough to use the original hit already in the can (with the orginal lineup) on the LP, featuring Come Go with Me and some other filler masquerading as Expose hits (with Milli Vanilli on backup), so why take a crap on a solid single that was already a proven hit? I bought both and immediately put this one in the crap crate.

This blows a barnyard of goats. Anyone giving this release a good rating thinking it's somehow related to the original meticulously arranged single that lit dancefloors everywhere on fire is making a simple mistake, or is probably out in the pasture blowing goats just for the taste of it. Listen to all three tracks before deciding if a score of 1.0 is too high. If not, play the entire single again.

Arista should have called this one back in because it's uniquely awful in every way. The stupid, it burns. This goes back in the do not play crate. Icky.