Sunday, 24 March 2013

Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (12'' Maxi Mixes) 1985 RARE French/English Electro Synth Pop Disco Dance 80's

The HARD CORPS was an underground 80's electro group based in Brixton, London, UK.
The group supported Depeche Mode on tour in the 80's, and had a record deal with Polydor.
Je Suis Passée was an underground club hit
(it never entered mainstream charts)
It remains a pretty rare, hard-to-find song to this day...

Hard Corps
Je Suis Passée
(12'' Maxi Mixes)
1985
electro synth pop disco
 
TRACKLISTING
1.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Extended) 1985
2.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Dub Mix) 1985
3.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Instrumental Mix) 1985
4.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (7'' English Mix) 1985
5.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (12'' Maxi) [French Version] 1985
6.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Club Mix) 1985
7.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Razormaid Mix) 1985
8.  Hard Corps - Je Suis Passée (Hard Mix parts 1 and 2) (Special Extended Mix) 1985

"I first heard this track around 1985/1986 on a bootleg club mix cassette tape from RONNYZ (a legendary 80's gay nightclub in Durban, South Africa) Over the years i have tracked down all of the songs from this mix tape, but this "Je Suis Passée" was one of the most difficult (typical French!) to identify and track down!
I've always loved this tune.... it should had been a bigger hit!
I love the French female vocal, but think giving the song the French language title "Je Suis Passée" made the track near impossible for non French speakers to ID/ask for/request and buy!.
Nevertheless, i have always loved this rare 80's electro classic!

Cool Song! Excellent Production! and took me 25 years to find it! "
 [Retro Disco Hi-NRG]

6 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    I know this is asking way too much, but who knows maybe I'll be lucky?! I'm looking for a early 80's underground club track. The only words I remember is the main chorus..."Mr Maverick, Mr sweet, sweet Maverick"...(female vocals on chorus)

    You have great blog here, man!!!!

    AJ

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  2. Thanks for sharing these rare Hard Corps track, it still sounds like it could have been released next week. It suprising that the band didn't get more recognition that they did but thats they way of a lot of artists who produce tracks way ahead of their time! You have some great material on your blog, I may be here some time!
    I don't know if you have the instrumental version (which sounds amazing) or anyone else wants to hear it, you can download it from the legendary Lovefingers.org site, its Lovefingers fingertrack 987

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  3. Hi Guys,
    Really flattered by your comments and really sorry that it took you 25 years to track Je Suis Passee down.
    Coincidently plans for new club remixes are in negotiation...so watch this space.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001842618023&v=wall
    Best wishes
    Clive Pierce
    hard CORPS

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  4. First heard Hard Corps being played by Peel and the next day tracked down the 12" single of Je Suis Passee which came in a see-through vinyl orange cover. Wonder if it's worth anything as my copy is still in pristine condition :)

    I still play JSP on my iPod and it sounds as alternative now as it did then.

    Happy days and happy memories of when life seemed so much simpler.

    Deano

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  5. Thanks for introducing this to me x

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