In my 30+ years of collecting music, I completely forgot that I had this track in my arsenal of 12″ records.  I do not even remember buying this record at all.  A few days ago I was going through my record collection, looking for another track …but along the way I came upon this Jeopardy 12″.  Thus I reacted with such enthusiasm as if I’d just discovered/heard the track for the very first time.  Perhaps my elder brother was the one who bought it in 1983, no?  I do not know for sure; I do not recall.  Nonetheless, I love the song.  It has been YEARS since I’ve listened to Jeopardy.  The record was very dirty.  I cleaned it up as much as possible, recorded it straight into Protools and did as much mastering to it as I could.  I utilized Waves’ R-EQ4 equalizers, Waves R-CompressorsLexicon Vintage Plate Reverb and Waves L3 ultra-maximizer software/digital plugins …in order to enhance the sonics and widen the stereo-field of Jeopardy (both sides/versions of the record).  Great, timeless track from 1983 when it was first released.  It reached only #2 spot, just under Michael Jackson’s Thriller single being #1 in the top-10 music charts at that time.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Dance Mix)…

Artist: Greg Kihn Band

Title: Jeopardy (Dance Mix)

Year: 1983

Label: Beserkley Records

Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Dance Mix) (mp3)


Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Instrumental Dub)…

Artist: Greg Kihn Band

Title: Jeopardy (Instrumental Dub)

Year: 1983

Label: Beserkley Records

Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Instrumental Dub) (mp3)


Music Video: Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy”…

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalOver The Shoulder is one incredible track (by Ministry) that was way ahead of its time.  Rolling, pounding synth bassline — sequenced with 16TH-notes across the 4/4 bar/measure timescale.  Industrial clinging & clanging sounds.  It was this track which first exposed me to industrial music after watching the music video.  I was like What the ‘F’ …and… What kind of music is that?

To me, I loved those industrial hard-edged sounds over a dance groove.  I was glad to be introduced to the industrial genre not only because it was new and harder core with metal/guitar elements but also because it had electronic drum machines, synthesizers, stuttering voice/word samples, machine grinds, and overly-precessed vocals.

Therefore… Over The Shoulder gets my Stabbing Basslines stamp of approval.

Ministry – “Over The Shoulder” (12″ Version)…

Artist: Ministry
Title: Over The Shoulder (12″ Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Sire Records Company

Ministry – “Over The Shoulder” (12″ Version) (mp3)


Music Video: Ministry – “Over The Shoulder”…

Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind” (Extended Version)…

Artist: Sharpe & Numan
Title: Change Your Mind (Extended Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Polydor

Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind” (Extended Version) (mp3)


Yaz/Yazoo – “Nobody’s Diary” (Extended Version)…

Artist: Yaz/Yazoo
Title: Nobody’s Diary (Extended Version)
Year: 1983
Label: Mute Records

Yaz/Yazoo – “Nobody’s Diary” (Extended Version) (mp3)


This is one bad-ass remix. Electronic, acid-pop house, 4/4 to the floor. Ben Liebrand at his best.

INXS – “Need You Tonight” (Ben Liebrand Mix)…

INXS - I Need You Tonight (Ben Liebrand Mix)Artist: INXS
Title: Need You Tonight (Ben Liebrand Mix)
Year: 1988
Label: Mercury

INXS – “Need You Tonight” (Ben Liebrand Mix) (mp3)


INXS - I Need You Tonight (Mendelsohn 12-inch Mix)

INXS – “Need You Tonight” (Mendelsohn 12″ Mix)

Previously posted last March 2010.


Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes" (Special Mix) 12" record atop 1/4-inch reel tapes at Hashmoder's studio.Ah, this is one rarity from an outstanding, legendary British artist: Peter Gabriel. There was an actual 12″ record of In Your Eyes which featured the Special Mix. But what made this particular record more special was that the track In Your Eyes (Special Mix) was also featured on the B-side of a Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush 12″ single Don’t Give Up.

I have never opened nor played this record before. Thus, after nearly 25 years, I’ve unsealed it and recorded the track on the B-side to digital.  Therefore, a triple special indeed!

Peter Gabriel – “In Your Eyes” (Special Mix)…

B-side of Gabriel/Bush 12" record of "Don't Give Up" which features Peter Gabriel's - In Your Eyes (Special Mix) track.Artist: Peter Gabriel
Title: In Your Eyes (Special Mix)
Year: 1986
Label: Virgin Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Peter Gabriel – “In Your Eyes” (Special Mix) (mp3)


I must be one of the few lucky ones to own this amazing track on a 12-inch record. I believe only few thousand copies were pressed back in 1984.

Where was I when I’d bought the record?     Ah yes!     It was sometime in late October 1985, after school, at Starsounds record store on Young Street in Toronto. Starsounds was a great record store that sold only 12-inch records of every genre, especially to DJ’s. At that time, I was looking for synth/techno/pop tracks when Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer was hot. Flipping through Starsounds’ bin of old/unsold records, my fingers came to a stop at this one particular vinyl with gloriously colored luminous-orange sleeve: Section 25.

I held the record up in a tilted-angle closer to my eyes just to read its center label. It was hard to read, because the words and fonts were ultra moderno that were printed with light, shiny luminous colors. Yeah… a record looking great in graphic-design but lacking in function (such as reading its textual content).

Even though I had no idea who Section 25 was, my gut said: This the record you’re looking for, buddy! Just the words 45 A Factory Record and Restructure From Fact 90 on the center label were enough to convince me the record was INDEED an electronic one that was meant for me. Still in my formal shirt/tie/jacket school uniform, I bought the record with my only $20-Canadian. Going home in the subway (the TTC), I was staring at the record and second-guessing what it might sound like. Once I got home, I ran to my room and dropped the needle to the record. The usual at the start of any record: few seconds of crackles, scratches and pops…

…And then there was music!

The track on Side-B starts with reverse tom-tom drums followed by reversed-&-gated 808 claps in 1/16th-note progression. Then –BAM– the beat drops like a cyber-atomic bomb: → Heavy industrial baseline → Synth bleeps/zaps all over the stereo-field → Lush synthesizer and Mellotron pads → Cyberpunk female lead vocalsWhispery male backup vocals. Electronic techno industrial pop bliss → → Hands down, an absolute electronic industrial masterpiece!

Section 25 – “Looking From A Hilltop” (Megamix)…

Artist: Section 25
Title: Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)
Year: 1984
Label: A Factory Record
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Section 25 – “Looking From A Hilltop” (Megamix) (mp3)


Music Video: Section 25 – “Looking From A Hilltop” (version 2)…

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