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Ultra-High Frequencies

The Chicago Party

For 23 straight Saturday nights of 1982, “The Chicago Party” dance show assaulted Chicagoland UHF eyeballs with Spandex, Southside fly guys, tender tenderonies, magicians, contortionists, prismatic video gimmickry, and lip-synched singles by a rising regime of local post-disco casualties. Unfettered nightlife and outlandish humor poured out of oddball outpost The CopHerBox II and onto TV screens, presented here as a 100-minute video mixtape on DVD. Its companion compilation features five previously unreleased tracks, joined by music culled from a trove of self-released 45s and small-time 12"s. Die-cut cathode-ray jacket and six in-package stills put the Party at your fingertips.

Available on CD or 2LP, each edition of Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party will arrive in one of six cover configurations, all of which are interchangeable via printed inner sleeves and enclosed booklet. Original pressing editions include our entertaining DVD mixtape, isolating the most absurd and outrageous moments from the original broadcasts. Play functions enable viewers to enjoy 23 unique musical performances, as well as a mini-documentary about the creation and realization of “The Chicago Party.” For fans of electronic soul with a public-access aesthetic, Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party is the place to be.

Repress Editions (2024 and later) do not include the DVD but you can stream the entire DVD on YouTube.

Chicago Flag Vinyl & Love Explosion Vinyl will begin shipping in mid-March!

  • 2xLP

    2 140g LPs
    1 wide spine direct to board jacket with TV-screen die cut
    2 printed Euro sleeves
    1 20-page 11

Track List

  1. Jesus Wayne The Chicago Party Theme
  2. Magnum Force Girl You're Too Cool
  3. Donnell Pittman Love Explosion
  4. Jesus Wayne Rush
  5. Yvonne Gage Garden Of Eve
  6. Rahmlee Think
  7. Central Power System Master's Plan
  8. Donnell Pittman Burning Up
  9. Closencounter Let Yourself Go
  10. Universal Togetherness Band Pull Up
  11. MC2 Blow Me Away
  12. Keni Rightout Another Day
  13. IND Into New Dimensions
  14. Ken Allison Freedom (Sweet) Freedom
  15. New Testament Band Say Yes
  16. Harvey-Allison Experience This Is Our Love Story