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Joe Bataan - Chick-A-Boom b/w Cycles of You (Red) 7"



Back in 2004, Vampisoul played a role in the return to recording of the legendary Joe Bataan, which fully materialized in the lauded 2005 album Call My Name, written and produced by Daniel Collás. But first came out the preview 45 Chick-A-Boom/Cycles of You, which quickly became a DJ favorite and guaranteed dancefloor filler, long out of print until now. Hear Collás explain how it all happened: "This whole project grew out of a song called 'Cycles of You', which I had written around 2000-2001 with the guitarist and bassist of my band at the time, Easy. The chord progression and vocal melody really reminded me of Bataan, and it occurred to me that it wouldn't be impossible to get him into the studio to do a guest vocal if we ever recorded it. I had met Bataan a few years before at a small, family-reunion style show at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in my neighborhood, where he not only still sounded great, but was also gracious and easy to talk to. By the time we got around to recording with Easy, the band was about to break up but we still had the studio booked. We all agreed that we didn't want to continue as a band, but at the same time, it would be a shame to never record what we had been working on. Around this time Bataan was playing out again, so I went to the show to see him and find out if he'd be interested in doing some vocals with us. He was agreeable, so we decided to turn it into a Joe Bataan session and do 'Cycles of You'. The funny thing is, 'Chick A Boom', a live favorite with Easy, was hastily added so we could have a B-side, but it ended up chosen to be the A-side of the single."

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