Madonna Borderline

Extended Remix in Its Infancy

So I have this in my personal collection. Not sure how you feel, but if I didn’t already have it, I’d be a little jealous of me.

Madonna Borderline

Released in 1984, this is the 12″ maxi single of the extended versions of Borderline (side A) and Lucky Star (side B).

I am 97% certain that I only have this record because at the time, I probably wanted to buy something else of hers, but this is all The Wall–the record store in my dinky mall at the time–had. But the best thing about it, something I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate right away, was what a long way the extended mix has come since this record. Now, an extended mix of any song is intricate, taken apart then put back together with pieces from many sound sources and samples, and often the finished remix can sound like a completely different song from the original. But back then, extended mix pretty much equaled looooong drum machine solo.

I guess we had to start somewhere.

Sass Wagon

Sass Wagon (or Dana, if you prefer formality) grew up in Pennsylvania in the 80s and 90s. She kinda needs a haircut.

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4 thoughts on “Extended Remix in Its Infancy

  1. Great post, Sass Wagon! The first Single I ever bought was Cyndi Lauper’s “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”. :)

  2. Doug says:

    I am jealous, Sass Wagon. This was one of my first fav songs. Just in case anybody’s interested, my first album (real album, that is, not counting kid’s stuff) was Miami Sound Machine’s self-titled cassette (so my first album was a cassette; I don’t think I ever owned a non-kid’s album). Yeah, I’m, uh, real proud of that.

  3. I had a bunch of LPs and Singles that I inherited from the my sisters. They had all the DEVO I needed so I didn’t need to buy anything for a while.

    The first album I bought for myself was the Pac-Man Picture disc. The first single might have been Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth.

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