Sponooch ‎– Crime Buster



Crime Buster

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMI 2941 Sponooch Crime Buster(7") EMI EMI 2941 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 EMI 2941 Sponooch Crime Buster(12") EMI 12 EMI 2941 UK 1979 Sell This Version
EMI 2941 Sponooch Crime Buster(7", Promo) EMI EMI 2941 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2C 008 07080 Sponooch Crime Buster(7", Single) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 008 07080 France 1979 Sell This Version
1 C 006-07 080 Sponooch Crime Buster(7", Single) Sidewalk, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-07 080 Germany 1979 Sell This Version


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October 30, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Crime Buster, 12", 12 EMI 2941

My attempt to provide some brief history about the significance of this record (based on fact, hearsay and an old topic at the radiostaddenhaag forum)

The story goes that DJ Michiel Van Der Kuy was playing a party in the Netherlands, and although intending to play the a-side of the record "Crime Buster", accidently spins the b-side "Laserdance"
Since no-one has ever played the b-side before, the discovery of this piece of epic pulsating disco is something of a revelation, causing Mikiel much excitement...
Right after this Mikiel shoves some electric pianos in his car and rushes back to the Hague to start some music production.

The level of influence of the Sponooch record can by evidenced by the decision of Mikiel and Erik (Van Vliet) to not only call their group Laserdance, but also to cover the song as their first production.

It's rumoured immediately after this time, the original Sponooch record was one of the most sought after amongst DJs in the Netherlands with very few copies changing hands for large sums of money... this is pre-internet, pre-discogs days, remember.

20+ years later it still sounds great (also when played at 33rpm) and remains a pretty rare record.