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White Rabbit by David Diebold & Kim Cataluna

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White Rabbit (Club Mix)
White Rabbit (Instrumental Dub Mix)
Last Word (On Love) (Extended Mix)
Dance Right Back Into Heaven (Club Remix)
Dance Right Back Into Heaven (Instrumental Dub Mix)
White Rabbit (Radio Version)
White Rabbit (Classic LP Version)

“Feed your head!”

This week’s installment of The Beat Bash will be posted on Saturday. In the meantime, I’d like to share this 12″, which appeared in an earlier episode.

David Diebold was an associate of Patrick Cowley who worked for the legendary Megatone Records, and in the early ’90s was running the label. He wrote the definitive book covering San Francisco’s golden years of dance music, titled Tribal Rites: The San Francisco Dance Music Phenomenon 1978-88 (good luck finding a copy – the cheap ones run $150). After collaborating on numerous Megatone projects, he released his debut solo album Sex Technology in 1990. It had a Hi-NRG sound which was dated even then, but featured a fairly faithful cover of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit. While not all that remarkable, the subsequent Club Mix became a crowd favorite of The Metro’s afterhours, and in turn ended up on The Beat Bash.

Kim Cataluna handles the vocal on White Rabbit, and the remixes of Dance Right Back Into Heaven feature fellow Megatone artist Ernest Kohl.

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