Bananarama – Venus 12″

The label says it all, its in E Minor and the tempo is 126 BPM. The English production trio of Stock Aitken Waterman ran off hit after hit by exploiting Hi-NRG club music and bringing it to artists like Bananarama and writing songs for Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue. SAW followed up their huge hit for Dead or Alive, 1985’s You Spin Me Right Round with Venus in 1986 for Bananarama, which hit No. 1 in the U.S. Its a typical example of mid-80’s Hi-NRG tracks, filling every 1/16 note with LinnDrum percussion and synths. I started getting dance 12″s in case I needed to just fill some time with dance tracks, and I figured I could do worse.