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Date Added: 7/19/2004
Added By: Paul Miceli
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From Paul Miceli, 7/19/2004 4:29:51 PM:

Hi again,

Doug left this message on the Eskimos & Egpyt thread.

From Doug Boit, 7/17/2004 10:16:01 AM:

Hi guys, I'm not sure if any of you are still around - this is a very old thread - but I just came across your discussion yesterday. I was the guy who set up Village Records in the UK in 1987. We released Eskimos and Egypt - 'The Cold' as a 7" vinyl single in 1988. Excellent detective work by you all!

I'm going to be setting up a bit of a nostalgia site (nothing commercial - mainly for my own interest) with info and MP3 samples of the label's releases. I haven't got time to do all that right now, but I'll post another message in the next few weeks when I've made some progress.

I still have all of the multi-track master tapes and will be transfering these to hard disk for a bit of Cubase fun over the next few months.

Eskimos went on to do some really excellent dance music and they were a jolly nice bunch of chaps too!

Unfortunately I've lost touch with them, but

From Paul Miceli, 7/19/2004 6:40:22 PM:

Sorry, cut the ending.

Unfortunately I've lost touch with them "Eskimos and Egypt", but if anyone knows how I can contact any of them - please let me know with a posting here.


From luthor, 7/19/2004 11:39:44 PM:

Would be cool if this song was released on a cd.

From David, 7/20/2004 7:21:19 AM:

Hi Paul:

Haven't forgotten about the CD (busy at work and renovating the house), I was wondering if you have a way to contact Doug? If so, could you ask him if he remembers how many copies of "The Cold" were pressed. I'd be interested in the answer.



From Cory, 7/20/2004 3:13:29 PM:

Very cool!!! I didn't realize they went on to make more music. Was it under a different group name?

From Paul Miceli, 7/20/2004 5:54:09 PM:

Hi David and Cory,

David, my brother found a cdr copy of the - Hollow Men and he also found the 12" for Kiss the Blade's "Young Soldier". I will pass the 12" on to Dave Myrvold so he can transfer it.
I dont have Doug's e-mail, but he said he will post some info on his new site very soon.

Cory, Eskimos and Egypt put out alot of Dance/Rave singles throughout the 90's under the same name.

A village Records cd comp would be very cool.



From Cory, 7/21/2004 9:11:51 AM:

Paul, that's awesome! Please let me know when those tracks are available...I'd LOVE to hear the 12" versions.

On a completely different note, there's a few new 80's comps out right now available on www.idealcopy.com (called RetroActive 1 & 2) that feature some of the more obscure/rare 80's tracks (like "Shadowplay" by Vis-A-Vis)...just thought I'd pass that along to the hardcore New Wave fans out there. :)

From Paul Miceli, 7/22/2004 3:32:33 PM:

Hi Cory,

Dave will transfer them and I will pass them on.
I have both Retro:Active cds and I just heard that there will be a Retro:Active Vol 3


From Cory, 7/27/2004 9:14:50 AM:

Cool...any idea of track listing?

From Cory, 7/29/2004 12:25:10 PM:

Nevermind...I saw the track listing and I'm disappointed to say it's all techno remixes of rare 80's songs with a 2004 sound to them. I've been burned so many times before with "90's Techo Mixes" of 80's tracks, that I refuse to buy anymore. Most remixes butcher the song so much, it's a waste. They add a bunch of bass and thumping to the song, and distort the music/vocals. Nice.

From John, 7/29/2004 1:50:01 PM:

I have to agree. I'm sick of so-called "remixes" where it's basically a bunch of thumping and bass (like you mention), not even remotely resembling the original track, with the odd sample from the original song thrown in.

From 80'sboy, 7/29/2004 6:41:55 PM:

Wow what a let down.

"I saw the track listing" Where is this listed- is at at the hibias site?

From trax, 7/31/2004 7:02:46 PM:

There will be a RetroActive Volume 3 out in October.
Just saw this posted at the New Wave outpost.

Retro:Active 3 is in the works. This was something else we wanted to try - hope you enjoy! If the response is good we will consider doing a follow up.

From trax, 7/31/2004 7:06:13 PM:

This is the new 2004 mixes Retroactive.

From Frayo, 8/3/2004 7:35:16 PM:

Any news of the wearabouts of The Cold or mp3s put up on this mystery site?

any info, pls send:

From Jessel, 8/25/2004 12:46:16 PM:

Hi guys,

im still hoping to hear more Eskimos and Egypt songs...
so far i've only heard 3 great songs (i'd say they're more indie sounding than dance...) more guitar pop!!

(please update me on any news! jessel.baltazar@yahoo.ca)

From REvo, 8/25/2004 1:55:35 PM:

Hey Jessel:

Did you ever locate a copy of The Jeremiahs ep???

From Cory Richert, 11/10/2004 9:13:59 AM:

Hey Paul!

I can't seem to find your email address anywhere in my address book...can you drop me a line: crichert@hotmail.com


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