Shock (2) ‎– Angel Face / R.E.R.B.

RCA ‎– RCAT 14, RCA ‎– PC 5290
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Angel Face
Effects [Special Computer] – Richard Burgess*Engineer – Brian TenchWritten-By – Shephard*, Rossall*
B R.E.R.B.
Written-By – Burgess*, Egan*

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Recorded at Mayfair Sound Studios for Power Music Productions.
A Burgess / Egan concept.
℗ 1980 RCA Limited.

Durations not mentioned on Label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (label side A): (PC 5290) RCAT 14 A
  • Matrix / Runout (label side B): (PC 5290) RCAT 14 B

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCA 14, PB 5290 Shock (2) Angel Face(7", Pic) RCA, RCA RCA 14, PB 5290 UK 1980 Sell This Version
103777, RCA 14 Shock (2) Angel Face(7", Single) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 103777, RCA 14 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
PB-5290 Shock (2) Angel Face = Cara De Angel(7") RCA PB-5290 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
RCAT 14, PC 5290 Shock (2) Angel Face(12") RCA, RCA RCAT 14, PC 5290 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RCAT 14, PC 5290 Shock (2) Angel Face / R.E.R.B.(12") RCA, RCA RCAT 14, PC 5290 UK 1980 Sell This Version


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October 10, 2017
edited 7 months ago
That beat reminds me of Octagon Man- Demented Spirit***... ;)..I never heard Rusty Egan Presents Shock (2) ‎– R.E.R.B. before but I really really like it!.... Spacey tribal hypnotic and intoxicating and it's from 1980!!!;)...***Ps to some people what I stated may sound a little obvious but then again us vinyl music freaks are always getting educated no matter what age we are... Im in my 40s but this tune has made me feel like 14 when I got into Electro... ;) ... P.s. I take it R.E.R.B. is the initials of Rusty Egan/Richard Burgess.


May 12, 2014

Such a fantastic 12" and certainly a landmark by which modern electronic dance music can be
put into perspective due to the stellar production qualities it has. Just wish there was some way
to determine which version was the first to be released.


February 18, 2014
edited over 5 years ago

"R.E.R.B." is a quite dramatic, tense and beautiful piece of advanced electro-flavoured synth-pop, with metronomic hypnotic qualities (the heavy beatbox kick makes it still relevant on techno and house dancefloors to this day), and opulent melodic arrangements, like a more club-oriented offshoot to Yello or The Sparks' moroderian period. One of those early-80s UFOs that have definitely stood the test of time.


February 10, 2010
edited over 2 years ago
Can any owners of this verify if the mix differs from the 7"? I have the 7". The 12" is always costly and I'd only be willing to pay a lot for this if it were an extended remix, since this is one of my favorite pieces of electro-trash.