“Damn Dog” 12-inch single

Posted on 19th September 2021 in "Times Square"

"Damn Dog" 12-inch single-sided single, Belgium, 1980, RSO 2812 062. Front cover with record label visible.  Text:  LIMITED EDITION  NOT FOR SALE  RSO 2812 062  FROM THE MOVIE TIMES   SQUARE   RSO  NOT FOR SALE - PROMOTIONAL COPY  (P) 1980  45 RPM  SABAM  2812 062 A  STEREO  The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  «T!MES SQUARE.. DAMN DOG (B. Mernit/J. Brackman) ROBIN JOHNSON Producer Bill Oakes  (P) 1980 RSO Records, Inc.  ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED   "DAMN DOG" Robin Johnson  Motion Picture distributed by  Excelsior Films Belgium  From the Original Soundtrack on RSO Records & Tapes  Distributed by  Polygram Records nv/sa  Polydor Division
You too might have had perhaps Robin’s only solo release, if you were a DJ… in 1981… in Belgium.

Back cover of the "Damn Dog" 12-inch single-sided single, Belgium, 1980, RSO 2812 062  Text:  PROMOTIONAL COPY  RSO 2812 062  TIMES SQUARE  A Special D.J. release  PRINTED IN BELGIUM BY DRUCO HALLEThe mind boggles at the series of meetings that must have occurred to result in the decision that this was a good idea. A 12-inch single of “Damn Dog”… but not a remix or extended version… and on the other side, absolutely nothing. In order to promote the movie Times Square and Robin Johnson, a sleeve with no pictures at all. The only single release of a song written and performed just for film, released exclusively to the Belgian market. It seems like overkill while simultaneously being half-assed.


Belgium did get its own version of the European poster, and at least one promotional magazine article. I guess this is just one more inexplicable piece of evidence of the high hopes RSO had for Times Square worldwide, when the decades since have shown that they had no real clue what they were trying to sell, or to whom.

 

 

Robin Johnson, “Damn Dog,” single-sided 12-inch 45-rpm phonograph record (AAT ID: 300028643), Belgium, 1981; 12 in. x 12 in.; RSO 2812 062 (P) 1980 RSO Records, Inc. (work)
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Times Square ©1980 StudioCanal/Canal+

 

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