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Colour Box*Breakdown (Second Version)

Label:4AD – BAD 304
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro, Synth-pop

Tracklist

ABreakdown
Engineer, ProducerMick Glossop
7:50
BTarantula
EngineerJohn Fryer
ProducerColourbox
8:11
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Notes

Track A produced and engineered for Smoothside Limited.
Although uncredited, both tracks differ from the 7" and are extended versions.
Pressed at MPO Averton.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): MPO BAD 604 A¹ BilBo Tape One
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): MPO BAD 604 B¹ DB Tape One

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Breakdown (Second Version) (12", 45 RPM, Single)Vertigo, 4ADSOVX 2324Canada1983
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Breakdown (Second Version) (7")4ADAD 304UK1983
Breakdown (Second Version) (12")A&M RecordsSP-12067US1983
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Breakdown (Second Version) (7", 45 RPM, Stereo)Megadisc, Megadisc, 4ADVR 10773, 078304Netherlands1983
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Breakdown (Second Version) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single, Promo)A&M RecordsSP-12067US1983

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  • DreMwlano's avatar
    DreMwlano
    Edited 11 years ago
    In contrast to the slower, funkier first version, the second version of Breakdown is a syrupy new wave dance jam, with the new vocals of Lolita Grahame and a hard-driving beat with lots of tape edits. This latter style foreshadowed the Young bros' later pioneering of sampling (in Hot Doggie) and as MARRS in Pump Up the Volume. Tarantula, written by Martyn Young and sung by Grahame, is one part cutter anthem, other part political screed, and other part genre-bending dub cut. You could call it "dub goth". Think a 16-year old Zooey Deschanel on ludes. Appropriate for Thatcherite Britain and, sadly, today. Amazing work, and, surprisingly easy to find here on Discogs. I have two copies to DJ with.

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