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Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Success (US Promo)

01 Success! (7″ Mix)
02 Success! (12″ Mix)
03 Success! (Metal Hammer Mix)
04 Success! (Micro-Dot Dub)

INFO > After punk band Generation X called it a day in 1981, bassist Tony James assembled a new group based predominantly on looks, developed an electro-glam-rock sound, and thus was born Sigue Sigue Sputnik. More style than substance, Sigue Sigue Sputnik was described by James as “hi-tech sex, designer violence, and the fifth generation of rock ‘n’ roll.” Produced by the hit factory of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Peter Waterman, 1988 single “Success” was cleverly credited to ‘Sputnik Aitken Waterman’ on UK releases. Remixes by Gail ‘Sky’ King are digitally exclusive to this US promo. After Sputnik crashed in 1989, James briefly joined The Sisters Of Mercy, and now works with Mick Jones in Carbon/Silicon.