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 Post subject: Scandanavian Pop Record Rescued from Obscurity
PostPosted: Nov Sat 11, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Think it's time to resurrect an old Scandanavian vinyl single from obscurity: From 2001.

Played all over the radio at Thule Air Base Greenland - which for those of you who don't know is actually Danish - but they get radio and TV from all over Scandanavia.

Side A (regular version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-5_Oqn_Dy4

Side B (regular version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOWWbCf-KU

Side A (hit version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XpPwCe033I
Side B (hit version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEEKsLPazBA

Just goes to show you record executives can sometimes have zero clue when it comes to what should be the Hit Side and what should be the Fill In Side.

We weren't the only ones to flip the record over. Polar Music must have sent us fifty copies - half on vinyl and half on CD - LONG before the Internet meme was around.

We shipped em to DJs back home but - no surprise - the only place it even made the Bubbling Under was Minneapolis and Saskatoon (the Scanda Belt in North America)

Five years later when the internet meme hit - the original album and singles had long since been out of print and the remix album hadn't been made yet - so everybody was scrambling around in their archives for the copies WE SENT `EM.

Lucky for everybody both the 7 inch as well as the 12 inch singles were recorded at 33 - so all you had to do to get the Speedycake Remix before the remix album came out - is play the 33 at 45.

We heard stories of radio program directors running into the on air studios and slamming the turntables back to 33 before people explained why they were doing it and showed em the meme.

Three mos later the remix album was made and everybody was set.

Later on they shipped it to something like 28 countries each of which made their own in their own language. Some of `em are pretty funny. After that, people started in making mondegreened (Buffalax) versions - most of which are a stitch and a half no matter what language is being sent up.

They even made a Christmas version.

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 Post subject: Re: Scandanavian Pop Record Rescued from Obscurity
PostPosted: Nov Fri 17, 2017 11:52 am 
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That record doubles as a torture device as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Scandanavian Pop Record Rescued from Obscurity
PostPosted: Nov Sun 19, 2017 12:47 am 
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The slow version or the fast version?
The hit or the B-side?

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