M|A|R|R|S ‎– Pump Up The Volume

4th & Broadway ‎– BWAY 452, 4th & Broadway ‎– B'WAY 452
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A1 Pump Up The Volume
Rap [Additional Rapping] – Emix*
A2 Pump Up The Volume (Bonus Beat) 4:49
B1 Pump Up The Volume (Instrumental)
Engineer – Steve OsborneEngineer [Assistant] – Julian Adair
B2 Anitina (First Time I See She Dance)
Drums – ColourboxMixed By – Ivo*, John FryerMusic By – A.R. Kane

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The "Mars Needs Women" vocal sample comes from the movie, "Mars Needs Women" (1967).

This edition was issued in a picture sleeve, and is further distinguishable from other editions by the copyright & publishing info on the center labels.

Catalog number on spine: B'WAY 452
Catalog number on center labels: BWAY 452

A Colourbox / A.R. Kane Collaboration

Recorded at Blackwing.
A-side mixed at All Electric.
B1 remixed at Trident Studios.
© 1987 MNS Music (PRS); All rights for the U.S. and Canada administered by WB Music Corp., ASCAP.
B2 published by Virgin Nymph, BMI.
All tracks under license from 4AD Ltd.
Distributed by Island Trading Co.
℗ 1987 Island Records, Inc.

Additional fine print on back of sleeve:
4th & Broadway, a division of Island Trading Company, an Island Records, Inc. company 14 East 4th Street, New York, N.Y. 10012
TM owned by Island Entertainment Group, Inc. Used under license. ℗© 1987 Island Records, Inc. under license from 4·A·D

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched [Variant 1]): BWAY-452-A 1-2 HERBIE JR :^)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched [Variant 1]): BWAY-452-B 1-2 HERBIE JR :^)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched [Variant 2]): BWAY-452-A 1-1 HERBIE JR :^)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched [Variant 2]): BWAY-452-B 1-3 HERBIE JR :^)
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides runout, stamped, [All Variants]): (SRC logo)

Other Versions (5 of 74) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format ) Label Cat# Country Year
BAD 707 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(12") 4AD BAD 707 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BAD 707 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(12") Virgin, 4AD BAD 707 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
80327 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(12") 4AD 80327 France 1987 Sell This Version
BAD 707, RTD 029T M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(12") 4AD, Rough Trade BAD 707, RTD 029T Germany 1987 Sell This Version
BWAY 452, B'WAY 452 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BWAY 452, B'WAY 452 US 1987 Sell This Version


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July 16, 2016
While all hail to the sample-heavy title track that swallowed its own creators, both creatively and legally, it is the b-side (or as it insists, the aa-side) that gives way more weirdness to it. Whoever is "Anitina", the dreamy vocals drenched in feedback and echo-delay, blending with guitars and a smashing beat box, do way more justice to what M/A/R/R/S may have become from the over-exploited one-hit wonder they remain to be. Of course, there are several variations of both tracks via different editions. Each interesting to explore while differences are way more audible in the aa-side's versions. The main beast of a track is lost in its variants though, and depending on your personal taste - or better, mood - "Pump Up the Volume" will either thrill you or annoy you.


June 30, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

"Pump up the volume" is a great electro-dance-disco blend which keeps a pounding rhythm and Great lyrics to put a smile on your face as well. Enjoy!


June 21, 2015
Don't miss the hidden gem on the flip - Anitina (First Time I See She Dance). An interesting and groovy mid-tempo industrial club track with some solid drum and bass programming, wailing voices, strange samples. Best of Colourbox style without the cheese.


September 20, 2003
If there's a song out there that it's worth to be labeled "historical track" this is the one.
A revolution, this is the bridge from 70s/80s typical discomusic to a new world.

Not owning this record should be considered a crime.