June 25, 2015

45 RPMs 6: Depeche Mode ~ Just Can't Get Enough 12" single

12" 45 RPM vinyl single cover
cover photo photographer unknown
photo of cover by Styrous®


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One of my all-time favorite pop tunes is, Just Can't Get Enough, by Depeche Mode. It was a bouncy, happy little tune that just made you feel good and it was TERRIFIC for dancing at the discos where they played this, the extended version (6 minutes and 41 seconds), which seemed to go on FOREVER; which was not a problem. The radio version is 3 minutes and 41 seconds. There is a music video of the song on YouTube (link below); watching it now, they look like babies.

The line-up for this song consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981. 





12" 45 RPM vinyl single, cover back
back cover photo photographer unknown
photo of cover by Styrous®


Can't Get Enough was recorded during the summer of that 1981 at Blackwing Studios, and was the band's first single to be released in the United States, on 18 February 1982. A riff-driven synthpop song, it was the final single to be written by founding member Vince Clarke, who left the band in November 1981.

The 12" single featured a "Schizo Mix", which is an extended version with additional synth parts that added a sinister feel to the track.

45 RPM vinyl single cover back detail
cover photo photographer unknown
detail photo of cover by Styrous®





The Just Can't Get Enough single reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and number 26 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it their highest-charting single at the time on both counts. It also became the band's first (and biggest) hit in Australia, reaching number 4.


45 RPM vinyl single, Side 1
photo by Styrous®        

45 RPM vinyl single label, Side 1
photo by Styrous®




The single's B-side, Any Second Now, was the first commercially available Depeche Mode instrumental

Depeche Mode ~ Any Second Now
45 RPM vinyl single, Side 2
photo by Styrous®

45 RPM vinyl single label, Side 2
photo by Styrous®


Tracklist:

Side 1:

A - Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) - 6:41

Side 2:

B - Any Second Now (Altered) - 5:43


Companies, etc.

Credits:

Notes

Recorded and Produced at Blackwing Studios, London.

Original release in thin sleeve.

© Mute music 1981
℗ Mute records 

Label: Mute ‎– 12 MUTE 016
Format: Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 07 Sep 1981
Genre:
Electronic
Style:

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 12 MUTE 016 A2 EG A PORKY PRIME CUT BETTER THAN A SLAP IN THE FACE WITH A WET FISH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 12 MUTE 016 B1 POSH CLOBBER COULD CLINCH IT. EG PORKY. MVS I




Net Links:  
     
Just Can't Get Enough on YouTube       
Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) on YouTube     
Any Second Now (Altered) on YouTube          
Depeche Mode website         
Depeche Mode Discography      
       



Just Can't Get Enough is for sale on Discogs    

         
Styrous® ~ Thursday, June 25, 2015
  





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