Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep

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Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep

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Bite The Bullet (Submission Mix)
Bite The Bullet (Instrumental)

“The whole world’s crumbling, and we pick this time to fall in love…”

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, this week’s installment of The Beat Bash will be posted on Saturday. As a teaser, I’d like to share this 12″, which is considered one of the Beat Bash classics.

Little is known about They Never Sleep, although I have a sneaking suspicion that Barry Harris was involved. They were a Canadian band with mysterious names like Neves Silva and Asia Minor, and only released this one single, which is 9-plus minutes of HI-NRG in the mold of New Order’s The Perfect Kiss. It was released independently, and I can’t imagine many copies were pressed, but the song found a wider audience when Kon Kan covered it in a jazzy style on their debut album.

The restoration job here was done by Bruce Bartlett, who remastered all the New Order singles for the Recycle project. Please to enjoy!

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6 Responses to “Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep”

  1. Fidgital

    Thanks Jeb! So cool to get this long-last track properly mastered! Really enjoying your mixes after your long break.

  2. Jeb

    Thank you!

  3. thomas

    Thanks ! Just rediscovered this after many years =)

  4. Daum Bentley

    Actually this song was composed and recorded in Winnipeg, MB by a very talented guy Joe Silva, there were one or two other people involved but I won’t mention since I am not sure of their actual involvement.

  5. Bolo

    Can confirm, this was recorded in Winnipeg. I still have the 12″, I bought it from “Wild Planet” while they were still on Portage Ave. The owner, Roman, was involved in the produciton. I think his wife(?) provided the vocals for it.

  6. Jeb

    Yay, someone who knows! That’s great background, thank you!

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