July 13, 1985: Five Star, Aurra, Maze, “D” Train, Precinct

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THIS WEEK’S inevitable remixes include a far superior subdued 0-112½bpm LW5, beefy beat started 113¼bpm Mark Fisher, more spacious muscular 116bpm T.C. Curtis, dense mournful 92¾bpm Take Three, dull vocal (0-)107bpm Sahara, instrumental flipped nasty Dead Or Alive rhythm emphasised 122½bpm 400 Blows, disjointed less hard 0-117bpm Harold Faltermeyer, plus — so far unreceived — Atlantic Starr, and Conway Brothers (although nothing could improve on their excellent 7in edit), the latter remixed by Froggy’s partner Simon Harris originally for his regular slot on Capital during John Sachs’ show . . . ‘The Artists Volume Two‘ (Streetsounds ARTIS 2) is a humdinger double album compilation, one side each of all the hits that fit by Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Change, Atlantic Starr! . . . Capitol in the States signed the O’Jays and Patrice Rushen, while Brass Construction’s album next month has a killer called ‘Zig Zag‘ . . . Michael’s sister Janet Jackson is being produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis at A&M, which is where Arnold’s son Lindsay Wesker currently hangs his hat . . . Phil Fearon & Galaxy, with the girls prominently featured, have covered 1978’s Special Delivery ‘This Kind Of Love‘ in a lovely long 111½bpm smooth shuffly treatment that hopefully won’t float over pop fans heads . . . Portuguese-sung and summery — though not soca! — that 104½-107½bpm Gilberto Gil ‘Toda Menina Baiana‘ (WEA U9451T) has been reissued for the good weather . . . Solar’s slimline CJ Carlos, one of several building a buzz on Aleem’s recent though now rare ‘Get Loose‘, says burning up the floor in East London is the old Jellybean ‘Was Dog A Doughnut‘ (EMI America LP), at 0-98bpm suddenly like a slower ‘Axel F’! . . . Colin Hudd’s previously secret oldie now spreading from Dartford Flicks is the Ken Gold produced timely very Chic-ish ‘Darlin‘ by Delegation . . . LWR were busted again as soon as my ink was dry last week, but thankfully all London’s soul pirates were back by the weekend, Solar with a new untraceable link (although what makes them think their DJs’ cars are untraceable I don’t know!) . . . JBC 96.95FM incidentally kept going mainly in the evenings, and some of their shows are very good indeed . . . Light Of The World’s anthemic ‘London Town ’85‘ has obviously been hurt by the lack of pirate plugs . . . Essex’s airwaves change yet again with ACR switching to pop while some of its soul presenters plan a “hard” station of their own . . . Robbie Vincent sits in for holidaying Jeff Young on BBC Radio London the next two Saturday lunchtimes, his own original slot! . . . Chris Ryder (3 Horsley Drive, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0QW) has the franchise from Croydon-Cable UK to run a “radio station” into the 40,000 subscriber homes from next month and urgently needs widely knowledgeable good presenters, not Radio One style — send demo/CV . . . John Dineley (0252-872817), mixing Hi-NRG Thur/Fri/Sat at Surrey’s only gay club Camberley Krugers, is after more mixing gigs the other nights in vari-speed equipped gay venues . . . Disco Mix Club International Mixing DJ champion Roger Johnson (St Albans 0727-39582) actually wants to sell the Trent II console he won so he can get a GLI 9000 mixer instead (tee hee!) . . . DMC’s July mixes are Alan Coulthard’s good Hall & Oates medley and Curtis Hairston minimix, Sanny X’s clever if incongruous restructuring of Rick Dees ‘Disco Duck’ and startling vintage rock ‘n’ roll mix (which would have been better using original versions, if not pressings), and Les Adams’ excellent jocks choice supposedly All-American mix for July the 4th — except of the acts used only Sharon Redd & Poussez for sure, Baby O & Candido possibly, hold American passports, others being French Frantique, Spanish Antonia Rodriguez, Brazilian Sergio Mendes, Birmingham-born Canadian Carol Jiani! (Les actually at short notice had to put this selection together, brilliantly, for a slot that was intended for my own All-American choices, except he shied away from mixing Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and the Pointer Sisters, who are the type of Americans most readily identified by my punters in 1985!) . . . Paul Anthony (Shrewsbury Park Lane) reports that jocks in Northern Italy are into “slow spins” keeping everything between 100-105bpm, like if you can believe it ZZ Top ‘Legs’ mixed into Divine ‘So You Think You’re A Man’ at 33 1/3bpm (don’t go giving Sanny X ideas!) . . . Steve Sale (Wigan Pier) even without vari-speed evidently synchs the entire length of Harold Faftermeyer ‘Axel F’ through Dead Or Alive ‘In Too Deep’ . . . London Records’ regional reception for new signings Total Contrast at Manchester’s Sandpiper Inn in Fallowfield on Monday (15) may well he graced by myself, so Mike Shaft look out! (invites from Mike Sefton or Kev Edwards) . . . Paul Hardcastle ’19’ took over atop US Club Play . . . Friday’s ‘6.20 Soul Train’ has Steve Arrington, Conway Brothers, Denise LaSalle, Archie Bell & The Drells, Esther Phillips . . . Gary Byrd could be spreading his wings on Friday evenings soon! . . . Sister Sledge’s two appearances on ‘Soul Train’ seem, as far as our chart returns are concerned, to have made ‘Frankie’ into a soul record — I don’t think (mind you, to put it in perspective, back in the ’60s I bought all the girlie group records on which it’s modelled just as avidly as the deep soul stuff) . . . Alex Gerry, my old ’60s soul co-jock at Le Beat Route, where are you currently? . . . Soul On Sound’s latest monthly Hippodrome night amidst a staggering round dozen PAs included dance trio Torso reviving the classic ’30s acrobatic splits ‘n flips style of such as the Step Brothers, complete with tailcoats (very ‘Cotton Club’ and a joy to see) . . . Danny Stewart (47 Apsley Road, Gt Yarmouth NR30 2HG) is after Linda Jones ‘My Heart Needs A Break‘ (US Loma 7in), while Kevin Hawkins (0375-678558) is after Johnny Guitar Watson ‘A Real Mother For Ya‘, and coincidentally has Claudia PAing this Thursday (11) at Basildon Fat Sam’s . . . PAs also include Precinct Thursday and Cool Notes Saturday (13) at Harlow Whispers, then Precinct Saturday and Cool Notes Thursday (18) at Maidstone Sunset, and 400 Blows Friday (12) at Beckenham Lautrec’s . . . Bolton Dance Factory has Island/Fourth & Broadway promotion nights this Fri/ Sat, WEA ditto next . . . Saturday (13) sees Pete Tong at Leysdown Stage 3, and Phil England driving Matt bats at Cullompton Blazers . . . Solar’s CJ Carlos & Paul Buick are downstairs, Graham Gold in residence upstairs, at Mayfair Gullivers every Wednesday now . . . Pete Sedgebeer, if last week’s went well, should be funking Thursdays at Golden Green’s free Bell pub (in Three Elm Lane off the Tonbridge/East Peckham A26) . . . Paul Oakenfold & Trevor Fung funk Streatham Chaplins Fridays, Tony de Vit does Kidderminster’s Weavers wine bar Tues/Thur with outdoor barbeque when fine, Andy Heryet confesses Worthing Carioca Saturday party nights are his busiest there . . . Wednesday (17) sees the long awaited start of an upfront, no dress restriction, solid soul ‘n’ funk night at Swansea’s Harry’s Dance Bar with James Lewis, The Bean & Jeff Thomas, a brave oasis amidst a pop desert so do support it — I missed Jeff, but met The Bean (and Plastic Sam supping ice cream by the marina) under the kind guidance of James during my latest visit to The Mumbles last week . . . 400 Blows gave me one of their T-shirts, size XXXL — however did they know that’s the only kind your double whopper can wear? . . . STAY COOL!


COMMUNITY RADIO

HOME SECRETARY Leon Brittan last Wednesday announced that so far in 1985 there have been 110 raids on 44 different pirate radio stations, and that he is determined to “stamp out the anarchy of the airwaves”. However, he has yet to reveal any decision about the type of community radio that many anticipate will be a legal replacement for the pirates. This will be more likely if the Government opts for “special interest” radio, broadcasting over a wider area than strictly local “community radio” would cover. By coincidence the day before Brittan spoke, Angela Rumbold MP chaired a press conference at the House Of Commons on behalf of such licence-seeking sometime pirates as Radio Jackie, Solar-FM. two specialist rock stations and various ethnic Asian, Arabic and Greek stations, attended by several Conservative MPs (but significantly no Socialists) who each talked encouragingly although with warnings. Tim Brinton, Conservative Backbench Media Committee chairman, foresaw “some move in experimental community radio within the next few months”, but thought that the generally desirable deregulation of radio would pose too many problems to allow widespread changes for a long time. John Gorst counselled patience, saying “this is an area that Parliament for many years has taken a great interest in”, but a national pride in the standard of our broadcasting would dictate that even the smallest stations at the base of the broadcasting pyramid would have to meet scrupulous standards under centralised control. Ivor Stanbrook, declaring “deregulation is in the air”, although “the road is going to be pretty long and pretty hard”, added that licence applicants should be “self disciplined — take what’s offered and don’t complain about regulations imposed upon you”. At some stage someone made the vary pertinent remark that nobody at the meeting had a God given right to broadcast: quite possibly this was the last speaker, who shook all present with the revelation of his identity, Roger Gale, MP for Thanet and the only Member to have been a pirate DJ himself, on board the old Radios Caroline North and South! As well as raising the question of theft by the pirates of copyright in their non-payment of royalties (unfortunately no mention was made of previous pirate offers to pay being turned down because they were unlicensed to broadcast in the first place), and the future imposition of needletime which would prevent any legal station existing on records alone. Gale summed up the current uncertainty of the situation which still limits one to speculation, “Don’t confuse community radio with specialist interest radio, the Government could opt for one or the other first. What will you do if you don’t get a licence? If you’re not successful, don’t then go away and set up another pirate station as nobody will respect you for it.”


HOT VINYL

FIVE STAR: ‘Luxury Of Life’ LP (US RCA NFL1-8052)
Oddly out on import first, the Essex Family Pearson’s debut set of youthful “New London” black pop as well as their most recent three A-sides (but not flips) has the Nick Martinelli-prod/Loose Ends-arr 119¼bpm ‘RSVP’ and 142bpm ‘Now I’m In Control‘, Steve Harvey-produced 117¾bpm ‘Winning‘, 118bpm ‘Hide And Seek’, sub-Evita-ish 0-34½bpm ‘Say Goodbye’, The Limit-produced 119½bpm ‘Love Take Over’, and Billy Livsey-produced 126bpm ‘System Addict’. Nothing startling for sophisticated ears, although on its UK release I can foresee a spate of Five Star Mania. Believe me, these kids is hot!

AURRA: ‘Happy Feeling’ (10 Records TEN 54-12)
Starleana & Curt are exploding right out of the box with this bass whomped Slave-ish purposeful chunky 108¾bpm strider which has melody as well as beat, and a bumpily jerking 118½bpm ‘Hooked On You‘ flip (despite the sleeve listing the A-side’s inst). Hot to trot!

MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY: ‘Twilight’ (Capitol 12CL 363)
This mind messingly catchy simple percolating little 0-107½bpm instrumental still dominates its 3-track 12in coupled pleasant if unexceptional 110½bpm slightly remixed ‘Too Many Games‘ and the more relevant totally remixed lean spacious 113¼bpm ‘Back In Stride‘, and could be a monstrous national hit (which let’s face it Maze need) if only Capitol would plug it properly.

“D” TRAIN: ‘You’re The One For Me (Paul Hardcastle Remix)’ (Prelude ZT 40302)
Paul in his last remix for a while has a go at his all time favourite record, inserting a new vigorously pushing 120½bpm synth rhythm track boosting the backbeat momentum (different 119½bpm B-side version, and 116¾bpm ‘Keep On’) — all of which rather deflates the act’s current import, the repetitively burbling 120½bpm ‘Just Another Night (Without Your Love)‘ (US Prelude PRL D694).

PRECINCT: ‘Don’t Go’ (Calibre CABL 204)
The Manchester duo return with George Benson guitar sound on a lovely lightly flowing 121¼bpm wriggly skipper now finally taking off (less vocal Dance Mix flip).

THE WORLD FAMOUS MAD LADS: ‘You Blew It’ (US Express Records Inc GE-3985-1)
Presumably the same mid-’60s soul searers of ‘Don’t Have To Shop Around‘ and ‘I Want Someone‘ (amongst my all time faves), the Mad “Lads” (?) resurface still in Memphis with a timeless bright snappy little 116½bpm chugger selling well only on 7in so far (slow but tension lacking 56½bpm flip).

NO WAY JOSE: ‘Tequila’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 28)
Nicky Holloway’s brainchild, an update of the Champs’ much revived classic “Mexican” rocker, ends up a Mark ‘Matt Bianco’ Reilly-produced pop-disco slightly cold frantic 186bpm rattler with honking sax and vocal local colour that’s far more fun in a meatier blatantly “Spanish” vocal version that’s so far only on promo.

DeBARGE: ‘Who’s Holding Donna Now’ (Gordy ZT 40214)
Donna? This wimpy 0-90bpm ballad is more like Donny . . . Osmond, that is (jerky 103½bpm ‘Be My Lady‘ flip).

WOMACK & WOMACK: ‘Strange And Funny’ (Elektra EKR12T)
Tinkling and surging soft airy 129½bpm pulser, hardly a dancer although radio play has helped, flipped by their LP’s punchier joltingly tapping squeaky 118½bpm ‘Radio MUSC Man‘ title track (yup, although they sing it as “music”), and George Harrison’s slow 35½/71bpm ‘Here Comes The Sun‘.

OTHER STUFF: Better a bird in the hand than two in the bush! I have a huge backlog of records already BPMed but still more and more keep flooding out usually to reach me just at the busiest time of the week, the weekend, so I’m continually caught trying to catch up on the hottest of those and ignoring work already done. Rather than listing boring BPMs, this week check import albums by CHERYL LYNN, 9.9, THE DEELE (especially ‘Stimulate‘), RADIANCE, UK albums by NILE RODGERS (three goodies), SADAO WATANABE, PERCY LARKINS, STANLEY CLARKE BAND, and UK 12in releases by STEVE SPARLING, DANNY D & COLLUSION, MIQUEL BROWN, BILLY GRIFFIN (stupidly ‘Heaven‘), GEORGE BENSON, TINA TURNER and so on. Hey, this is easy! I wish all my reviews could be like this (full service and reviews of these and more hopefully will return next week).


DISCO TOP 85 – July 13, 1985

01 01 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, 10 Records 12in
02 02 SILVER SHADOW, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
03 05 GENIE, B.B. & Q. Band, Cooltempo 12in
04 07 GLOW, Rick James, Gordy 12in
05 22 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE (REMIX), Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
06 04 ROUND AND AROUND, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
07 03 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
08 06 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, Club 12in
09 11 KEEP ON JAMMIN’/IN AND OUT, Willie Hutch, Motown 12in
10 15 ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE/ROOM 123, Cameo, Club 12in
11 14 MOVIN’, 400 Blows, Illuminated 12in
12 32 STRONGER TOGETHER, Shannon, Club 12in
13 21 MUTUAL ATTRACTION (REMIX), Change, Cooltempo 12in
14 23 TWILIGHT/TOO MANY GAMES/BACK IN STRIDE (REMIX), Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
15 12 LET’S TALK (ABOUT SEX)/DUB VERSION, One Way, MCA 12in
16 08 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
17 16 ALL OF ME FOR ALL OF YOU, 9.9, RCA 12in
18 09 AXEL F (M&M REMIX), Harold Faltermeyer, MCA 12in
19 33 TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY/CALL MY NAME, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
20 13 WICKY WACKY HOUSE PARTY (FUNK SUCCULA VAN HELMSINK HOMICIDE MIX), The Team, EMI 12in
21 10 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D. Brown, 10 Records 12in
22 28 BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, Atlantic 12in
23 35 THE LOVER IN ME, September, 10 Records 12in
24 17 LAY YA DOWN EZ/NEVER CRY AGAIN/YOU GOT ME ROCKIN’/SEEEKRET, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
25 34 BREAK THE ICE, Michael Lovesmith, Motown 12in
26 24 LONDON TOWN ’85, Light Of The World, Ensign 12in
27 20 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
28 19 PICK UP THE PIECES/WATCHING YOU (REMIX), JoAnna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
29 18 BEST PART OF THE NIGHT (UK REMIX)/STEP BY STEP (US REMIX), Jeff Lorber, Club 12in
30 26 IN YOUR CAR/SECRETS OF THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
31 — HAPPY FEELING, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
32 70 MONEY’S TOO TIGHT (TO MENTION) (CUTBACK MIX), Simply Red, Elektra 12in
33 27 ON A CROWDED STREET, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in white label
34 57 LONG TIME, Arrow, London 12in
35 29 FIDELITY, Cheryl Lynn, CBS 12in
36 25 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
37 59 LET ME BE THE ONE/ALL FALL DOWN (M&M DUB MIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
38 63 BACKED UP AGAINST THE WALL, Will King, Total Experience 12in
39 31 YOU DON’T NEED A REASON, Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
40 40 ONE LOVE/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION/FREAK-A-RISTIC, Atlantic Starr, A&M LP
41 39 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI 12in
42 64 TREAT HER SWEETER, The Paul Simpson Connection, 10 Records 12in
43 43 SYSTEMATIC/IF I EVER LOSE THIS HEAVEN, Billy Griffin, CBS LP
44 53 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS/SHE’S A GO-GETTER, Fatback, Cotillion LP
45 44 PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, 10 Records 12in
46 83 FRANKIE (CLUB MIX)/HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER (REMIX), Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
47 48 I’LL BE GOOD/WHO’S FOOLIN’ WHO/YOU DON’T HAVE TO CRY, Rene & Angela, US Mercury LP
48 65 IT’S OVER NOW (DANCE REMIX), Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
49 36 SINGLE LIFE/I’VE GOT YOUR IMAGE/URBAN WARRIOR, Cameo, US Atlanta Artists LP
50 54 FINESSE (REMIX/DANCE VERSIONS), Glenn Jones, US RCA Victor 12in
51 79 CHEY CHEY KULE (UK REMIX), Eugene Wilde, 4th + B’way 12in promo
52 — AXEL F (THE LONDON MIX), Harold Faltermeyer, MCA Records 12in
53 78 SAY I’M YOUR NUMBER ONE, Princess, Supreme Records 12in white label
54 62 RIPE FOR THE PICKING (HARDCASTLE MIX), LW5, Virgin 12in
55 38 MAIN ATTRACTION/DREAMER/ON THE SHELF/DON’T FORCE IT/RICCOCHET, B B & Q Band, Dutch Break LP
56 50 LOVE SITUATION, Mark Fisher, Total Control 12in
57 41 WHAT’S MISSING/YOU WERE MEANT TO BE MY LADY (NOT MY GIRL)/IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT/LOOK AT US NOW, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
58 67 I CHOOSE YOU/YOU’VE GOT ALL NIGHT, North West Ten, Ensign 12in
59 37 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, Tent 12in
60 47 TAKE IT EASY, T.C. Curtis, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
61 42 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (A LADY SINGS THE BLUES —REMIX #2), Skipworth & Turner/Helena Springs, 4th + B’way 12in
62 81 CONGA, Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
63 — DON’T GO/DANCE MIX, Precinct, Calibre 12in
64 77 LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
65 61 SUPERFINE (FROM BEHIND), Skool Boyz, US Columbia 12in
66 52 IS THIS LOVE (CLUB REMIX), Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in
67 66 WHERE OUR LOVE BEGINS/LOVE IS ALIVE (INSTRUMENTAL), David Grant, Chrysalis 12in
68 68 LOVE IS JUST THE GREAT PRETENDER ’85, Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
69 — LOVER UNDERCOVER (CLUB REMIX)/START IT UP, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
70 71 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
71 51 IT AIN’T FAIR, Edwin Starr, Hippodrome 12in
72 49 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, Manhattan 12in
73 74 MOONCHILD/SOMEBODY (THE GIRL’S GOT), Rick James, Gordy LP
74 76 DON’T STOP/STAR, York, US Passion Records LP
75 — WHO’S HOLDING DONNA NOW, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
76 75 CAN’T WAIT TIL TOMORROW (REMIX), Johnny Gill, Atlantic 12in
77 72 BUTTERCUP (US PERCUSSION REMIX), Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
78 56 CALLING/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
79 — AIN’T NOTHING LIKE IT/I’M GOOD AT IT, Michael Lovesmith, US Motown LP
80 — STRANGE & FUNNY, Womack & Womack, Elektra 12in
81 80 LOST IN LOVE, Michelle Gold, Dutch Palace Records 12in
82 — FADE TO BLACK/LET ME LOVE YOU, Cheryl Lynn US Columbia LP
83 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH (OF YOUR LOVE) (CLUB REMIX), Take Three, Elite Re-Mix 12in
84 84 BAD BOY, Juicy, US Private I Records 12in
85 — TEQUILA (KNOCKOUT UK REMIX), No Way Jose, Fourth & Broadway 12in


HI-NRG DISCO

01 02 HOMOSEXUALITY/THANK GOD FOR MEN/CUBA LIBRE, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
02 01 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
03 03 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
04 05 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
05 04 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
06 10 THE EASY WAY OUT, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
07 12 DONT LET THE FLAME DIE OUT, Kelly Marie, Passion 12in
08 08 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
09 06 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU WANT ME, Gina Lamour, Calibre 12in
10 11 ENDLESS ROAD, Time Bandits, Dutch CBS 12in
11 09 FEELS LIKE LOVE/ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion 12in
12 07 HUMAN NATURE, Gino Soccio, Canadian Celebration 12in
13 17 FREEWAY OF LOVE (ROCK MIX), Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
14 18 NO WAR NO MORE, Mirage, Proto 12in
15 13 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
16 14 BLACK KISSES, Curtie & The Boom Box, Dutch RCA 12in
17 15 SAY YOU WILL, Santana, US Columbia 12in/Disconet remix
18 16 HI FANTASY, Nola York, Dutch Injection 12in
19 25 KNOCK ON WOOD, Francine Kerr, US Boulevard 12in
20 19 AROUND MY DREAM, Silver Pozzoli, German Teldec 12in
21 28 BODY ROCK (REMIX), Maria Vidal, Dutch Chart 12in bootleg
22 21 SO MACHO/SHOWDOWN, Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
23 24 TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY, Divine, Proto 12in
24 23 DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
25 20 SQUARE ROOMS, Al Corley, Polydor 12in
26 26 LOVE IN THE DARK, The Twins, German Hansa 12in
27 — THE BIG HURT/ONE MORE TOUCH, Marianna, Fantasia 12in
28 30 DON’T GIVE IT AWAY, Alexis, US Disconet 12in
29 re DANCE, Betty Miranda, German ZYX 12in
30=— IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, Debbie Jacobs, Fantasia 12in
30=— LOVE IS ONLY SKIN DEEP, LeJeune, US Mastered 12in

2 thoughts on “July 13, 1985: Five Star, Aurra, Maze, “D” Train, Precinct”

  1. Aha, “Twilight”: a proper bona fide classic, in a year where they’re all too thin on the ground – indeed, I think I’d take it over the rest of the Disco Chart put together!

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  2. Ironic that Phil Fearon’s cover version of This Kind Of Love and the latest re-issue of Toda Menina Baiana which he mentions back to back were both the type of quite obscure oldies that were revived in 1983 which he criticised DJs for playing rather than playing new stuff a year or so back. And we’re only being mentioned now because of those revivals .

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