This is an interesting one, by the early 80s any band hoping to break it in America needed a US remix, this resulted in a number of Australian artists securing the services of some of the best remixers in the world. Midnight Oil and Boxcar would work with Francois Kevorkian, Mondo Rock and Jo Jo Zep would be assisted in their attempts at world domination by Jellybean and Melbourne’s own Models would have their biggest single remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, who had by 1985 already remixed singles by David Bowie, a-ha, Tears For Fears and Aretha Franklin and would soon be remixing the Icehouse hits Electric Blue and No Promises.
The resulting US Remix would only ever be released on the Geffen US 12″ single and despite re-releases of their catalogue over the years, this has never been made available again.
As successful as Thompson/Barbiero would become as remixers for countless artists such as Whitney Houston, Madonna and the Rolling Stones, it was a request in 1987 to mix the first album by a then unknown LA glam metal band that will forever be their legacy, the band was Guns N’ Roses and the album “Appetite For Destruction” and would go on to sell more than 28 million copies and for the next few years Thompson/Barbiero became the mixers of choice for aspiring metal bands.
Out Of Mind Out Of Sight (Extended Dance Mix) 5:54