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Quando Quango \ Love Tempo/Genius 12" [LTMS12 2370]

The first ever LTM 12-inch single is from Factory trailblazers Quando Quango, the seminal 80s electronic dance combo fearuting Hillegonda 'Gonnie' Rietveld and Mike Pickering. Formed in 1981 in Rotterdam, the duo relocated to Manchester in 1982 and went on to release four singles and an album, Pigs + Battleships.

This 12-inch features versions of three of their best known singles, produced or mixed by legendary New York dance maestro Mark Kamins: Love Tempo (1983), originally produced by Be Music/Dojo, reached No.4 on the Billboard dance charts. Atom Rock (1984), here in the rare spacey US dub version, features guest guitar by Johnny Marr of The Smiths. Genius (1985), the fly Latino party classic was given a new lease of life on Andrew Weatherall's celebrated 9 O'Clock Drop compilation in 2000.

Tracklist:

A1 Love Tempo (Mark Kamins Mix)
B1 Genius
B2 Atom Rock (Mark Kamins Dub Mix)

Copies are available direct from LTM Mailorder at £4.00 per copy.

Love Tempo/Genius 12

The original mixes of Love Tempo and Atom Rock feature on the LTM compilation Cool As Ice: The Be Music Productions (LTM 2377), available on CD and 2xLP. The remastered Quando Quango album Pigs + Battleships (LTMCD 2360) with bonus tracks is also available from LTM.