Maggotron ‎– Bass Invaders

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Atlantic ‎– 0-86523
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A1 Bass Invaders (Club Mix)
Guitar – Jose "Fretinvader" Martin*
5:38
A2 Fresh Beets (Organic Mix)
Guitar – Paul "Tremblemania" Harrison*
3:34
B1 Bass Invaders (Stupadelic Dub)
Guitar – Jose "Fretinvader" Martin*
5:31
B2 Bass Invaders (Whose Cuts)
Guitar – Jose "Fretinvader" Martin*
4:13

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 7567-86523-0

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DMD 1242 Maggotron Bass Invaders(12", Promo, SRC) Atlantic DMD 1242 US 1988 Sell This Version
DMD 1242 Maggotron Bass Invaders(12", Promo, All) Atlantic DMD 1242 US 1988 Sell This Version

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kramtronix

kramtronix

August 16, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

This was a pleasing Bass tune if you were into the Maggotron sound in the 80s. The fact that this record was released on Atlantic (along with Security by The Beat Club) was always puzzling to me, even back when I was a youngster. I always felt like this record never got the attention I felt it deserved.

In 1996, I spoke with the producer of this jam (James McCauley AKA DXJ) and asked specifically about this release. He said it's lack of success was a mystery to him as well, but he did shed some light on it for me. He recalled that Atlantic's A&Rs were very aggressive in getting this song contracted for a single deal, and he wasn't sure why. Because Atlantic was a major label with distribution that would reach far beyond the Florida borders, he agreed to the terms. However, once the record was produced, Atlantic swept it under the rug. At the same time, J.J. Fad's "Supersonic" was also picked up by Atlantic and the feeling was that 3 female Bass-style rappers were more marketable than the Maggotron project. What DXJ hinted to, but couldn't elaborate on, was the feeling that Atlantic intentionally signed up the Maggorton project and let it die in order to eliminate competition for J.J. Fad. That part of the story was a bit of a stretch for me since the styles of J.J. Fad and Maggotron weren't all that similar. Either way, I wish the Maggotron shit had blown up and J.J. Fad garbage had got swept under the rug.