Friday, 6 November 2015

I'm Not Scared (Disco Mix) - Eighth Wonder

I'm Not Scared (Disco Mix) (1988) (8'02) - Eighth Wonder.
Written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe.
Produced by Pet Shop Boys & Phil Harding.
Keyboard Programming: Ian Curnow.
(P) 1988 CBS Records.

N.B. I'm Not Scared (Disco Mix) is the same mix as I'm Not Scared (Long Euro Mix) (1988) (8'02) - Eighth Wonder that may be found elsewhere on this blog.

I'm Not Scared was demoed (by the Pet Shop Boys) in 1985, and was a wordless track originally called A Roma. In 1987, Patsy Kensit approached the duo several times to write something for her band Eighth Wonder, and they eventually decided to complete this for her. They composed it to make it accessible to Europe, and France in particular, so they did a French language version with her as well ('J'ai Pas Peur'). The English lyrics were meant to sound as though they had been translated from French.

"In the song," Neil says, "the idea is that she's got this horrible gangster boyfriend who's pushing her around but she's going to stand up to him because she's not scared. The dogs are the hooligans and criminal elements around them. So when I sing [our version] I'm doing one of my 'singing from the point of view of a woman' songs. I'm singing it as a woman."

The lyric 'Take these dogs away from me' is based on a quote from a John Betejman poem called Senex. Source: Wikia.

I'm Not Scared appears on the 1988 album Fearless.

Track listing for the U.S. CD version of Fearless released in 1988 on WTG Records. Cat. No. PK 44390:

1. Cross My Heart / 3'27
2. When The Phone Stops Ringing / 3'47
3. Baby Baby / 3'59
4. Will You Remember / 4'29
5. Wild Love / 3'57
6. I'm Not Scared / 4'29
7. Use Me / 3'33
8. Anything At All / 3'56
9. My Baby's Heartbeat / 3'43
10. The Dress / 3'51

(P) 1988 CBS Records.

Check Out More Great Music By Eighth Wonder:

Baby Baby (12" Dance Mix) (1988) (6'16) - Eighth Wonder.
Baby Baby (Euro Dance Mix) (1988) (7'10) - Eighth Wonder.
Cross My Heart (Dance Mix) (1988) (7'16) - Eighth Wonder.
Cross My Heart (House Mix) (1988) (7'40) - Eighth Wonder.
Cross My Heart (U.S. Club Mix) (1988) (7'02) - Eighth Wonder.
Cross My Heart (U.S. Dub Mix) (1988) (6'12) - Eighth Wonder.

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I'm Not Scared (Introspective Mix) (1988) (7'25) - Pet Shop Boys.

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Record label for Side 1 of US 12" vinyl pressing
of "I'm Not Scared". WTG Records. Cat. No.
41-68820. Image courtesy of

Video from YouTube channel RETROREMIXES1

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