Loose Joints ‎– Is It All Over My Face? / Pop Your Funk

West End Records ‎– WES-22128
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single

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A Is It All Over My Face?
Lacquer Cut By – HP*Written-By – Russell*, D'Aquisto*
B Pop Your Funk
Written-By – Russell*, McElroy*

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This is the original 12" pressing of "Is It All Over My Face".

Giant Single

Sugar Biscuit Music Publishing Inc./ASCAP

©℗ 1980 West End Music Industries, Inc.

A Product Of West End Music Industries, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): WES-22128-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): WES-22128-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout): WES-22128-70429-A Ω F/W :v) HP
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout): WES-22128-70430-B FWÓ
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


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May 28, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
AR's back catalogue has been resurrected & re-issued in plentiful, varying formats over the years, from Sleeping Bag/West End/4th & Broadway unofficial represses to compilations of hard to find tracks & versions. So many re-issues of the female version of 'Is It All Over My Face' have circulated over the last 15 years, that hearing it sometimes feels like overkill; Like everyones quick fix 'go to' underground disco floor filler. For that reason, I much prefer the male version, plus the instrumentation is a touch more refined too... As for 'Pop Your Funk' being 'barely listenable', its not a party anthem, its abstract & moody, perhaps not even intended as a dance record, and therefor holds appeal in the same vein as my comments above, to those seeking less commercial/overpopulated selections.


August 23, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
What we have here is the first pressing of "is it all over my face". This is the version with male vocals that failed to gain traction in the clubs. On the b side is "pop your funk", which might be the strangest disco track ever made. Hideously overrated, this track is notable for historical purposes only, as it is barely listenable.
This record is quite rare now, as this pressing was quickly replaced by the pressing with the female vocals which became a club anthem.


July 29, 2014
2014 reissue with WES-22129 seen


September 24, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
"Is It All Over My Face", produced in 1980 by Arthur Russell with a club DJ named Steve D’Acquisto was a masterpiece of that time. It quickly became a worldwide club hit and also one of the most important mixing of the master Larry Levan during his career. He played it several times in the Paradise Garage for the mad crowd of two thousand people. This was the Russell’s song that definitely occupied the raking of the timeless disco classics with a twisted disco bass, a well done rhythm section by the Ingram Brothers and vocals of three unknown dancers D’Acquisto and Russell found on the private club The Loft. One of them, Melvina Woods, whose lyrics “Is it all over my face? You’ve caught me love dancing,” brought a touch of class to the song, originated the Strictly Rhythm house classic “Luv' dancing”, of Underground Solution & Jasmine some years later. Avant-garde composer Philip Glass said once about Arthur Russell's style: "This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this earth has ever done before, or will do again."