Space Opera ‎– Call It Techno

R & S Records ‎– RS 890014
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A1 Call It Techno (Straight Mix)
Mixed By – Per.*, Renaat*Producer – David Morley, Renaat VDP*Written-By – Frankie Bones
A2 Call It Techno (Extended Version)
Mixed By – Per.*, Renaat*Producer – David Morley, Renaat VDP*Written-By – Frankie Bones
B1 Call It Techno (Underground Mix)
Mixed By – David Morley, Renaat*Producer – David Morley, Renaat VDP*Written-By – Frankie Bones
B2 Space Opera Theme
Mixed By – Patrick*Producer – Renaat*, Space OperaWritten-By – D. Holdenberg*, D. Biot*, P. Degraeve*

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Cover version of Frankie Bones - Call It Techno.
Credits entered above are taken from the rear sleeve.
The release has conflicting credits on the rear sleeve and the centre labels (which are slightly confusing).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SABAM TM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): RS 89014-A1 FOON MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): RS 89014-B1 FOON MASTERING


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September 27, 2020

Question : I just bought a copy and is it normal that the needle on the B-side has a sweeping motion from left to right because the print of the grooves are not wel centered, was wondering if that is on every copy or not ?


March 4, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
It sounds so much like lil louis "french kiss" lol, was this some kind of techno beef going on? But "space opera theme" is a beautiful and introspective little jam


April 1, 2011
I must say that the dj played Frankie Bones version earlier in the welknown Boccaccio Life(Ghent)around june 89.The version of Space opera came later(around september 89)


May 15, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
More details on this anthemic release : the remixes/versions produced by the R&S team (Straight Mix and Extended Version), introduced an additional French Kiss-like lead synth line, that made the track even more lively. The voice was redone, but also very cool even if (slightly) different from the original.
The Underground Mix is the original mix from Frankie Bones.
Finally, the Space Opera theme is one more beautiful new beat track, slow growing and heavily influenced by New Wave (quite logically, as it is written by the Degraeve/Biot/Holdenberg trio).


May 26, 2004
Most european discovered "Call it techno" with this EP! In fact, the original was from Frankie bones (on his own label Breaking Bones Records), and according to him, he discovered the existence of it in a record shop! One more in the evergrowing list of people ripped off by R&S. So bad they did it, because they really had an incredible nose to detect great tracks, just like this one, that stayed as a milestone.
At that time, D. Biot, P. Degraeve & D. Holdenberg where collaborating a lot with R&S, but also later became famous as The Mackenzie (Chicago trip, Party people, to name a few essential tracks...)


December 22, 2002

Mind "Space Opera theme" one of the first serious atempts by europeans to produce a techno track. This belgian gem is the last track on an allmost forgotten old R&S release.