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Label:
Pegna Records ‎– peg 1, Pegna Records ‎– peg one
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Mini-Album
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Notes

On center labels:
℗ 1983 Worthwhile Listening

On rear cover:
© ℗ 1982 Worthwhile Listening

On lyric sheet:
Recorded at The Center Of Advanced Studios
Mastered at Talking Machine
Manufactured by Wakefield
Cover photos from "Audio Control Handbook", for Radio and Television Broadcasting" 4th ed.

Catalog# on center labels and spine: "peg 1"
Catalog# on rear cover: "peg one"

Includes an A4 info - and lyric sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etchings): ῳ 41484- A PEG - IA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etchings): ῳ 41484- B PEG - B B TALKING MACHINE

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Jarren

Jarren

February 18, 2019
edited 3 months ago

Insanely catchy New Wave synth pop on the a-side. Three tracks of pure melodic bliss, with great lyrics.

Sure, you could make comparisons with early Depeche Mode but this stuff is pure USA sound. Definitely similar to Devo (think of "Snowball" from Freedom Of Choice), but more cute.

The b-side tracks are much more experimental, with clever use of samples (think along the lines of Negativland but not quite so "out there").

I snagged a copy of this 12" recently for a great price, and damn I'm happy. As niponjean mentions below, the mastering is superb. A clean, crisp sound (helped of course by being 45rpm).

I'm actually quite surprised Dark Entries haven't reissued this!
niponjean

niponjean

July 18, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

essential synth pop from the US - more joyful than New order - more weird than depeche mode . and of course a slight touch of Devo is added to the mix - and the mastering is simply out of this world