Greg Kihn Band ‎– Jeopardy

Label:
Beserkley ‎– 0-67932
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, SP Picture Sleeve
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Credits

Notes

Rye Boy Music/Well Received Music ASCAP
℗ 1983 Beserkley Record Corporation
Distributed by Elektra Asylum
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Pressed at the Specialty Records Corporation plant based on the "SP" under the catalog number.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 0-67932-AS-SRI STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 0-67932-BS-SRI STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BZ 1203 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy(12") Beserkley BZ 1203 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LMD 203 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy (Special Extended Version)(12", Ltd) Beserkley, Liberation Records LMD 203 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
96-7946-0 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy (Version Longue)(12", Maxi) Beserkley, Elektra 96-7946-0 France 1983 Sell This Version
96.9847-7 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy(7", Single) Beserkley 96.9847-7 Austria 1983 Sell This Version
F-ELK 0068847.8 Greg Kihn Band Amenazado = Jeopardy(7", Single) Elektra F-ELK 0068847.8 Peru 1983 Sell This Version

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DomCasual

DomCasual

May 15, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
No one could be blamed for overlooking this record. Pop rock label, an average rock band of the era, probably just another rock band 12" single made for airplay, right? No way. The dance mix on this is pure early 80s disco pop perfection, but the real winner is the flip (the B-side wins again, right?). It's actually not an instrumental but instead a spectacular dub mix, where John Luongo really plays with the song and drops elements in and out, working the vocals over, and overall just making the track really sound huge. John Luongo, originally a trendsetting Boston DJ who became one of the biggest dance/disco mix artists of the era, is perhaps overlooked as his work appears on many pop and mainstream (read: common and easy to find) disco 12"s. He goes back to the early 45-only days of disco and mixing, focusing on adding percussion to tracks and beefing them up in a classic disco fashion, no matter what style he's working with. This record shows his skill perfectly, playing with a pop track and making it not only applicable in a dance format but so well done that it holds up very well today.

Interesting sidenote: Luongo has said in an interview that he has another mix of this track that the label did not accept and which remains unreleased. One can only imagine.