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Pete ShelleyI Don't Know What It Is

Label:Genetic Records (2) – 12 WIP 6740, Genetic Records (2) – 12WIP 6740, Island Records – 12 WIP 6740, Island Records – 12WIP 6740
Format:
Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Synth-pop, New Wave

Tracklist

AI Don't Know What It Is (Remixed Version)3:35
BWitness The Change / I Don't Know What It Is (Instrumental Version)8:16
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Notes

℗ 1981 Original sound recording made by Genetic Records.
Recorded at Genetic Sound
Made in Gt Britain

Picture sleeve. Also found in company sleeve.
Track durations do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A, Stamped, Variant 1): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 A - 1U 5 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B, Stamped, Variant 1): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 B - 1U 7 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A, Stamped, Variant 2): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 A - 1U 9 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B, Stamped, Variant 2): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 B - 1U 6 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A, Stamped, Variant 3): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 A - 1U 18 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B, Stamped, Variant 3): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 B - 1U 10 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A, Stamped, Variant 4): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 A - 1U 14 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B, Stamped, Variant 4): TOWN HOUSE 12 WIP 6740 B - 1U 5 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label, Side A): 12WIP 6740-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label, Side B): 12WIP 6740-B

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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I Don't Know What It Is (2×7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition)Genetic Records (2), Island RecordsUWIP 6740UK1981
I Don't Know What It Is (7", 45 RPM, Single)Island RecordsWIP 6740UK1981
I Don't Know What It Is (12", 45 RPM)Island RecordsWIPX 849Italy1981
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I Don't Know What It Is (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)Genetic Records (2)12WIP6740UK1981
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I Don't Know What It Is (12", Single, White Label)Genetic Records (2)12 WIP 6740UK1981

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Reviews

  • U-Funk's avatar
    U-Funk
    Witness The Change - incredible track! And not just a tune for us post-punk synth lovers, but also a big club hit in the US.

    Also (calling all trainspotters here) there’s an Italo-House/ Techno version, mis-titled “I Don’t Know What It Is” ( ...I think!) I’ve got a bootleg white label of that one, but the tracks is just listed as “??” in ball-point on the label.

    (Five stars for just that track!)
    • postpunkmonk's avatar
      postpunkmonk
      I have the 2x7" and the A-side has a 3:34 timing. The UK 12" has the same A-side timing as listed here, but the label says "remixed version." The 2x7" does not mention any remixing. Can anyone verify if the 7" and 12" have the same mix?
      • Spoetnik89's avatar
        Spoetnik89
        I'm searching for a single version with the vocal B-side (Witness The Change). Is there such a single version?
        • jake.afc's avatar
          jake.afc
          Another cosmic classic. Cosmic allround, both for its use on Cosmic & related disco clubs both its sound and technique. Of course i refer to the amazing B-side, as the A-side track and its dub version is not a big thing. But "Witness the change" is definitively an instrumental electro electro bomb, 107 BPM of "minimal" drum patterns and panpotting synths altogether to make one of greatest electro tracks.
          This has also a good remake by P.L. in 1982, see release 357980 for reference.
          • DreMwlano's avatar
            DreMwlano
            Edited 10 years ago
            Searing synth pads and drum patterns -- all instrumental. The drum breakdown panning back and forth in the middle has to be heard to be believed.

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