M|A|R|R|SPump Up The Volume

Label:4th & Broadway – BWAY 452, 4th & Broadway – B'WAY 452
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Specialty Pressing
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:House, Acid House, Leftfield


A1Pump Up The Volume
Rap [Additional Rapping]Emix*
A2Pump Up The Volume (Bonus Beat)4:49
B1Pump Up The Volume (Instrumental)
EngineerSteve Osborne
Engineer [Assistant]Julian Adair
B2Anitina (First Time I See She Dance)
Mixed ByIvo*, John Fryer
Music ByA.R. Kane

Companies, etc.



The "Mars Needs Women" vocal sample comes from the movie, "Mars Needs Women" (1967).

This edition was issued in a picture sleeve, and is further distinguishable from other editions by the copyright & publishing info on the center labels.

Catalog number on spine: B'WAY 452
Catalog number on center labels: BWAY 452

A Colourbox / A.R. Kane Collaboration

Recorded at Blackwing.
A-side mixed at All Electric.
B1 remixed at Trident Studios.
© 1987 MNS Music (PRS); All rights for the U.S. and Canada administered by WB Music Corp., ASCAP.
B2 published by Virgin Nymph, BMI.
All tracks under license from 4AD Ltd.
Distributed by Island Trading Co.
℗ 1987 Island Records, Inc.

Additional fine print on back of sleeve:
4th & Broadway, a division of Island Trading Company, an Island Records, Inc. company 14 East 4th Street, New York, N.Y. 10012
TM owned by Island Entertainment Group, Inc. Used under license. ℗© 1987 Island Records, Inc. under license from 4·A·D

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): BWAY-452-A 1-2 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): BWAY-452-B 1-2 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): BWAY-452-A 1-1 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): BWAY-452-B 1-3 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): BWAY-452-A 1-3 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): BWAY-452-B 1-1 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): BWAY-452-A 1-3 HERBIE JR :^) [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): HERBIE JR :^) BWAY-452-B 1-3 [SRC logo]

Other Versions (5 of 97)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Pump Up The Volume (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, White labels)4ADAD 707Netherlands1987
Pump Up The Volume (Remix) (12", 45 RPM, Single, Black Labels)4ADBAD 707 RUK1987
Pump Up The Volume (12", 45 RPM, Single)4ADBAD 707UK1987
Pump Up The Volume (CD, Single)4ADBAD 707 CDUK1987
Pump Up The Volume (12", 45 RPM)4AD, Rough TradeBAD 707, RTD 029TGermany1987



  • AG4T's avatar
    Anitina. That's why I love B-side.It's very soulful and peaceful track.
    • Crijevo's avatar
      While all hail to the sample-heavy title track that swallowed its own creators, both creatively and legally, it is the b-side (or as it insists, the aa-side) that gives way more weirdness to it. Whoever is "Anitina", the dreamy vocals drenched in feedback and echo-delay, blending with guitars and a smashing beat box, do way more justice to what M/A/R/R/S may have become from the over-exploited one-hit wonder they remain to be. Of course, there are several variations of both tracks via different editions. Each interesting to explore while differences are way more audible in the aa-side's versions. The main beast of a track is lost in its variants though, and depending on your personal taste - or better, mood - "Pump Up the Volume" will either thrill you or annoy you.
      • lovebeachdance's avatar
        Edited 8 years ago
        "Pump up the volume" is a great electro-dance-disco blend which keeps a pounding rhythm and Great lyrics to put a smile on your face as well. Enjoy!
        • BenAbstrakt's avatar
          Don't miss the hidden gem on the flip - Anitina (First Time I See She Dance). An interesting and groovy mid-tempo industrial club track with some solid drum and bass programming, wailing voices, strange samples. Best of Colourbox style without the cheese.
          • Electronicity's avatar
            If there's a song out there that it's worth to be labeled "historical track" this is the one.
            A revolution, this is the bridge from 70s/80s typical discomusic to a new world.

            Not owning this record should be considered a crime.


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