1982 (Miss Kittin & The Hacker song)

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"1982"
Single by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
from the album Champagne and First Album
Released 1998
Format CD single, Vinyl
Genre Electroclash, Tech house
Label Low Spirit, BMG Japan
Writer(s) Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Producer(s) Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Miss Kittin singles chronology
"1982"
(1998)
"The Vogue"
(2000)

"1982" is a song by French recording duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker. It is the first single from the EP Champagne (1998), and their debut album as a duo First Album (2001). The track was one of the first songs of the electroclash scene,[1] and was remixed by Vitalic and Anthony Rother.

Composition[edit]

"1982" is credited as an electroclash and tech house song.[1][2] The lyrics reference Visage's "Fade to Gray", New Order’s "Blue Monday", Kraftwerk's "The Robots" and "The Man-Machine", Depeche Mode’s "Just Can't Get Enough", Soft Cell’s "Tainted Love", and Telex’s "Moskow Diskow."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Richard Moroder Juzwiak of Stylus Magazine described the song as one of the first songs of the electroclash genre, further noting, "Kittin lampoons the scene as she creates it, and shows love for those without whom, electroclash wouldn’t be possible."[3]

Cultural impact[edit]

In 1998, the song was featured on the compilation album Just the Best 3/98 by Ariola Records, which charted at number two on both the Austrian Albums Chart and the Swiss Albums Chart.[4] Later that year, the song was also featured on the compilation album Love Parade 1998 - One World One Future by Low Spirit, which charted at number nine on the Austrian Albums Chart and at number four on the Swiss Albums Chart.[5] In 2002, the song was included on compilation album Ultra.80's vs Electro by Ultra Records.[6]

Live performances[edit]

Miss Kittin performed "1982" live at the Sónar festival. She also included it on her album Live at Sónar.[7]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "1982 (Radio Edit)" - 3:05
  2. "Gigolo Intro" - 1:53
  3. "Frank Sinatra" - 4:00
  4. "1982 (Club Mix)" - 5:17
  5. "Dirty Talk" - 2:03
  • German (Anthony Rother) Vinyl, 12-inch single
A1. "1982 (Anthony Rother 2005 Remix)"-
  • Italian Vinyl, 12-inch single[2]
A1. "1982 (Club Mix)" - 5:17
A2. "1982 (Radio Edit)" - 3:05
B1. "Frank Sinatra" - 4:00
B2. "Gigolo Intro" - 1:53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Miss Kittin". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Kittin And The Hacker* - 1982 (Vinyl) – Italian Vinyl, 12-inch single". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b Juzwiak, Richard Moroder (2002-09-30). "Electroclash: In Limousines We Have Sex/In NYC We Have Clash - Article". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be - Just The Best 3/98". Ultratop (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be - Love Parade 1998 - One World One Future". Ultratop (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy (2002). "Ultra '80s Vs. Electro, Vol. 1 - Various Artist". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Miss Kittin - Live At Sónar (CD)". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Miss Kittin And The Hacker* - 1982 (Champagne! Single) – German EP". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-23.