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AdamskiKiller

Label:MCA Records – MCAT 1400
Format:
Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno

Tracklist

AKiller
Words By [Written], PerformerAdamski, Seal
5:35
B1Bass Line Changed My Life4:39
B2I Dream Of You4:45
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B1: ℗ 1989 MCA Records Ltd.
A & B2: ℗ 1990 MCA Records Ltd.
© 1990 MCA Records Ltd.

A: Published by MCA Music Ltd./Beethoven Music
B1 & B2: Published by MCA Music Ltd.

Original sound recording made by MCA Records Ltd.

Love, respect and thank you to Daddy Chester, Jimi Polo and Paul Doggett.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, rear of sleeve): 5 011781 140064
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5011781140064
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): MCAT 1400A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): MCAT 1400B
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp side A): MCAT 1400 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp side B): MCAT 1400 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): JA SEALed with a Loving Song on behalf of AdamSKi '90
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): JA

Other Versions (5 of 29)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Killer (12", 45 RPM)MCA Records2292-57272-0Europe1990
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Killer (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Silver Injection Labels)MCA RecordsMCA 1400UK1990
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Killer (CD, Maxi-Single)MCA Records, MCA Records2292-57272-2, 2292-57272-2 LO Europe1990
Killeremix (12", 45 RPM)MCA Records, MCA Records9031-72021-0, 9031-72021-0 LBGermany1990
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Killer (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)MCA RecordsMCA-24049US1990

Reviews

tricky_01's avatar
tricky_01
Not going to comment on ‘Killer’ as everything that can be said, has been said. However, if you are interested in the B side tracks based on the shorter versions on the Liveandirect album, you are likely going to be disappointed as they are pretty poor in comparison. This is especially so for ‘I Dream Of You’ which is IMO one of the best tracks on that album, but is ruined here with irritating vocals
djemmay's avatar
djemmay
Originally an instrumental track called ‘The Killer’, this is the story behind the track; https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/mar/11/how-we-made-killer
DJEZLOU's avatar
DJEZLOU
My promo USA copy MCA 24049 says it's on Liveanddirect LP. I have the album and it's not. Discogs shows it's on Doctor Adamski's Musical Pharmacy.
8892sales's avatar
8892sales
I wonder if the main synth riff sound on 'Bass Line Changed My Life' was sampled and reinterpreted on Holy Noise's underground hit Get Down Everybody? Or is just a preset synth sound, which Holy Noise happened to play in a similar fashion as Adamski's release. They're very similar regardless.
Alreigt's avatar
Alreigt
Huge hit and almost party anthem on Ibiza back in 1990.
Retrac's avatar
Retrac
Fun fact. In 1996 Adamski released an obscure 7" under the alias Ping Pong, the b side track 'Adorable' applied a new female vocal over the classic 'Killer' track, creating a sort of kooky, satirical dig at female objectification and it's very existence demonstrates just how anomalous the music we think we know can be.
https://www.discogs.com/Ping-Pong-Its-About-Rhythm/release/1107033
ian_s's avatar
ian_s
Killer came about when Daddy Chester handed Seal's demo tape to his flatmate, Adamski.