The Analog Kid lives for b-sides and non-album cuts! In this continuing series, I will share some of my favorite EPs and 12″ singles from over the years in their entirety. And since it’s digital, you don’t have to worry about correctly setting the turntable speed to 33⅓ or 45!

 

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There’s a slight chance that The Analog Kid might be getting just a tad too obsessive about his digital music collection. Want proof? In the past few weeks, I’ve spent hours making sure that the songwriting credits are properly documented in all of my mp3s– you know, that “Composer” field in iTunes that often isn’t even updated when you import a CD (and when it is, the information often appears to have been entered by semi-trained monkeys. For example, a lot of my R.E.M. songs were apparently co-written by “The Mills”– as in Mike Mills. I know he’s a talented guy and plays multiple instruments, but last time I checked there was still only one of him. This appears to be a common issue whenever a songwriter’s name ends with an “s.” Like I said…semi-trained monkeys).

So yeah, I have definitely spent way too much time on this “Composer” field as of late, and let me assure you that musical anal-retentiveness can be a real time consumer. At least my craziness has proven educational at times– who knew that the songwriting team of Elton John & Bernie Taupin sometimes used the pseudonym “Ann Orson/Carte Blanche?” The close scrutiny paid to my catalog has also helped me discover a few gems from my vinyl collection that did not yet exist in digital format. Yesterday, I was updating my Talking Heads catalog and I happened to see  the 12″ single for “Slippery People”/”Making Flippy Floppy” on Discogs– however, I didn’t see those extended versions in my library.

I said to myself, “Wait a minute. I own that, right?”

Yep, indeed I do. A few hours later, the fantastic remixes from that 12″ (courtesy of John “Jellybean” Benitez) had been pristinely transferred into high-quality mp3s. And now, here they are on The Analog Kid Blog for your continued listening pleasure.

Everybody get…in…line!

 

Talking Heads: Slippery People/Making Flippy Floppy [U.S. 12″]

Sire/Warner Bros. Records, 1983

320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid

 

1. “Slippery People” (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth/Jerry Harrison)

Slippery People [12″ Version]

2. “Making Flippy Floppy”  (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth/Jerry Harrison)

Making Flippy Floppy [12″ Version]

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

 

Talking Heads: “Slippery People”  (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth/Jerry Harrison)

Slippery People

Talking Heads: “Making Flippy Floppy”  (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth/Jerry Harrison)

Making Flippy Floppy

Both taken from the album Speaking In Tongues

Sire/Warner Bros. Records, 1983

 

Talking Heads: “Slippery People” [Cassette Version]  (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth/Jerry Harrison)

From the U.S. Promo 12″ single Burning Down The House

Sire/Warner Bros. Records, 1983

Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid

Slippery People [Cassette Version]

 

 

R.E.M.: “Near Wild Heaven” (Berry/Buck/The Mills/Stipe)

From the album Out Of Time

Warner Bros. Records, 1992

Near Wild Heaven

 

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Elton John & Kiki Dee: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (Ann Orson/Carte Blanche)

Rocket Record Compnay, 1976

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [With Kiki Dee]

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3 responses »

  1. Andrew Percy says:

    Great record, Analog Kid.
    You could of course have alternatively dubbed these extended versions from the Stop Making Sense DVD – given that the LP/CD has only the edits.

    I trust that you’re wearing your ‘Big Suit’ as only appropriate when listening to this.

    Cheers

  2. Jacob Amidon says:

    Ha! I am fairly sure someday I will go through and make sure the Composer and the Year tag on all my mp3s is correct. Should only take a couple of months to go through them all.

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