Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish ‎– Male Stripper

Bolts Records ‎– BOLTS 4/12
Vinyl, 12", Pink Sleeve

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A Male Stripper (UK Love Mix)
Remix – The Mex Crew
B Male Stripper (Original US Remix)
Remix – Denny O'Connor, Man 2 Man

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"This record is for all the men who strip for a living"

First issue UK 12" with dark pink typeface on the sleeve and is also available in Orange Male Stripper or green Male Stripper.
The reissue has blue text Male Stripper and more notably the A and B sides were switched on the later reissue.
The reissue also includes a dedication to Miki Zone (who passed away on 31st December 1986) on its rear sleeve.
For obvious reasons this dedication is not present on the 1986 first pressing.

Sleeve: US Original Mix, Label: Original US Remix

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): BOLTS-4/12-A-* MA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): BOLTS-4/12-B-* MA

Other Versions (5 of 35) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BOLTS 4/12 Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish - Male Stripper(12") Bolts Records BOLTS 4/12 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CAR 72009 Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish - Male Stripper(7") Carrere CAR 72009 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
AVS 101 12 Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish - Male Stripper(12", Single) Avalon Records AVS 101 12 Ireland 1986 Sell This Version
MRCX 122216 Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish - Male Stripper(12") Mega Records MRCX 122216 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
109 020 Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish - Male Stripper(7", Single) Ariola 109 020 France 1987 Sell This Version



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December 5, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Regarding this Man Parrish & the late Miki Zone production, its a given that after the huge success of electro classics 'Boogie Down Bronx' & 'Hip-Hop Be Bop', from the perspective of the electro scene, this was way different- in fact the usual electro focused Discogs contributors are absent from this page, both in submissions & comments. In the context of high energy & electronic/Ital disco styles, it was more widely received.

Cut for the UK & Europe (no USA release), this I remember this airing as a live performance on top of the pops (UK chart show), & it was a lot of fun. I never digged the subject or lyrics (but was by no means offended by it), more they didn't fit my usual style. That being said, the hypnotic synth & bass line, general production was bang on for the European market at the time, and it's club success was huge, in a homage to Patrick Cowley/Disconet/Moroder-esque vein, albeit more commercial.

What ever you make of this record (it sure divides opinions) and its diversion from the tough street sounds of MP's previous successes, you can't deny it did the job intended, for the crowd intended. I remember the purist electro scene infiltrating the parallel gay scene & influencing its transition from disco to high energy, only swapping bomber jackets & straight cut jeans/tracksuits for cowboy outfits, mirror shades & high glam, and replacing body popping & breaking with a different, more theatrical expression. Thats where this track was no doubt conceived & a big part of its success.

For an earlier Man Parrish High- Energy release, check: