Stan Ridgway Stan Ridgway 45 rpm EP - Illegal Records 1985

Stan Ridgway - front cover

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Stan Ridgway - rear cover

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Music - 5 stars

This is a 12 inch 45 rpm French import with three songs from Stan's 1986 solo album "The Big Heat". It is worth tracking down, even if you have the 1986 album for the sound quality. This one contains Stan's science fiction epic "The Big Heat" with such a solid bottom it will rattle your windows.

The 12” 45 format was probably the best sounding vinyl format ever made because the grooves are further apart and the record spins faster than a LP. Greater detail and a louder signal can be pressed into the vinyl.