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808 StatePacific

Label:ZTT – ZANG 1T, ZTT – 2292 465 21-0
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Adrenalin Pressing
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno, Balearic

Tracklist

State A
A1Pacific-2025:38
A2Pacific State-Origin6:31
State B
B1Pacific-3036:23
B2Cobra-Bora-Shortcut1:08
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Notes

Special Thanks to Eastern Bloc and Music Mania
Recorded at Spirit Studio, Square One, Square Dance.

Published by Perfect Songs Ltd.

Ⓟ&© 1989 ZTT Records Ltd.
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Release comes in two different variations but with the same label, UPC, and catalog number. There is a version pressed in Germany, playing at 33 1/3RPM. This is the a UK version (sometimes seen with a "Made In England" sticker) which must play at 45RPM. The labels for both versions state "33stereo", although the correct speed for this one is 45 RPM (and some could fancy playing it at 33 1/3RPM for special ambiance).

Times not displayed on sleeve or label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 22924 65210 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, run-out etchings): ZANG-IT-A2 ADRENALIN
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, run-out etchings): ZANG-IT-B2 ADRENALIN

Other Versions (5 of 33)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Pacific (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Paper Labels, Orlake Pressings)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7UK1989
Pacific ‎– 909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit) + Bonus Bird Beats / Cobra Bora (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Limited Edition)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0UK1989
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Pacific (CD, Mini, Single)ZTT, ZTT, ZTT246 501-2, ZANG1CD, ZANG 1CDUK & Europe1989
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Pacific (Cassette, Single)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1C, 2292-46522-4UK1989
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Pacific (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)WEA, ZTT246 521-0, ZANG 1 TEurope1989

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Reviews

  • rostapopoulos's avatar
    rostapopoulos
    Controversial question, is this more Detroit than Detroit? Or is it just Manchester?
    • blaze_jenkins's avatar
      blaze_jenkins
      Edited one year ago
      Can anyone explain the static that appears at 3:27 in the Pacific State - Origin version? (It's audible in the video above that is linked.) Is that an artistic decision? Seems odd in an otherwise clean mix.
      • AndrewHP's avatar
        AndrewHP
        This was such an anthem in the NW UK dance scene. It was all about the original Pacific State version from the Quadrastate album with it's relentless chugging bassline and 909s. It always felt more of a Gerald Simpson track to me because of those elements, with the other versions more 808 State sounding. I don't know what happened with it all, but there must have been some animosity about it at the time, with AGCG releasing the "Specific Hate" track - https://www.discogs.com/release/118995-A-Guy-Called-Gerald-FX-Mayday-Mix
        • Johnmarcus's avatar
          Johnmarcus
          Edited one year ago
          Such a classic, seminal track, that just has that special sprinkle of magic that makes it stand out from the crowd & gives it its longevity, still sounding fantastic today. Take your pick on the mixes they all have a slightly different twist, huge tune back in its day & one that will live on.
          • mundayschild's avatar
            mundayschild
            Landmark, one of those tunes we can all (just about) remember where we were when we first heard it.
            Chemically altered or not. In a field or a sweaty basement club somewhere, or a warehouse, on pirate, on the M25, in a club in Leeds...
            Still sounds as fresh today as it did back then.
            • annexxe's avatar
              annexxe
              Almost 30 years and it is still fresh as fuck.
              • Deeplicious-DJ's avatar
                Edited 9 years ago
                The story on a Guy Called Gerald is new to me. I guess I never got into the complete story. Never the less this is my all time favorite. The first time I ever saw / heard this track was on MTV party zone. It never got out of my system. And even today it's still one of best electronic records ever. Pacific 202 covers al large spectrum of fantastic sounds. The perfect mixing will keep it standing out for ever!!
                • Veroli
                  Edited 11 years ago
                  It's interesting to see when people feel to have to make a comment on this record. There are years between the single reviews. Kind of space travelers land on planet discogs.com to leave an impression. In a galaxy far, far away :) I would like to comment the review from squishmusic: today this record is already 23 years old and still an all-time classic, it will always stay fresh.
                  • yarham's avatar
                    yarham
                    Edited 12 years ago
                    This is the originl pioneering jazzy techno masterpiece that I am sure inspired Underground Resistance's World 2 World and Nation 2 Nation, as well as inspiring Dave Angel and Red Planet. This release is so smooth and easy on the ears. This tune has got to be one of the all time top 10 techno tracks of all time. AMAZING!
                    • bass12's avatar
                      bass12
                      Do we need another review of this record? Well, it is an acid-house milestone and, I believe, just about as good as instrumental electronic music of any sort can get. Yep, this track is just about perfect - and all of the variations (including those mixes not found here) are equally enjoyable. In terms of who wrote the piece (as there seems to be some disagreement on the subject), I guess only the guys from 808 really know for sure. What I've heard (for what it's worth) is that Gerald Simpson wrote the bassline (and not the entire track). Regardless, this remains the track I play for people who don't know "techno" or "acid house" - just to show them how good it can get.

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