In 1986, Melbourne rock band Mondo Rock released it’s fifth album “Boom Baby Boom”. The band’s line up had changed once again now consisting of Ross Wilson, J.J.Hackett, Eric McCusker, James Gillard, Andrew Ross (sax) and Duncan Veall (keyboards). Their popularity was by now beginning to wane, but they still scored a further two hit singles, “Rule Of Three’s” and “Primitive Love Rites”, the latter becoming a minor hit in some regions of the U.S.A.
Mondo Rock had already experimented with US Remixes on “The Modern Bop” in 1985 and in a further attempt to break the US market “Primitive Love Rites” would also receive the US Club Mix treatment resulting in the single becoming a minor hit in the States, reaching number 71 in the spring of 1987. Ross Wilson blamed record company distribution problems on the single not performing better, with it’s popularity on the West Coast and East Coast of the US being months apart.
In a last ditch effort to break the US, the title track from the album was released, Australia received a 7″ single only but the US 12″ made it clear where the single was directed, remixes of “Boom Baby Boom” by Freddy Bastone on the A side with the previous hit club mix of “Primitive Love Rites” on the B side.
Unfortunately the single was not a hit and they made one further recording, the Aliens EP in late 1987. Ross Wilson disbanded the group in early 1988.
Boom Baby Boom (Extended Club) 5:23
Boom Baby Boom (Dub) 5:55
Boom Baby Boom (Single Version) 3:54
Primitive Love Rites (Club Version) 4:54