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Posted: 05 September 2019 at 5:25pm | IP Logged Quote Loveland

Good 2 Go was set up to be the female Color Me Badd; they shared the same label and same producers.

"Never Satisfied" peaked at No. 10 on the Black singles chart, but only No. 64 on the Hot 100, although it did peak at No. 45 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

There were two different promo CD maxis sent out. I'm assuming the first was sent to Black Radio while the second one was sent out to Pop Radio:

Giant Records / Reprise Records PRO-CD-5355-2

1. Never Satisfied (Edit Without Rap) 3:49
2. Never Satisfied (Edit With Rap) 3:11
3. Never Satisfied (Funk Mix) 4:40
4. Never Satisfied (Club Mix) 5:02
5. Never Satisfied (Extended Version Without Rap) 4:46
6. Never Satisfied (Extended Version With Rap) 4:07
7. Never Satisfied (Slow Mix) 3:55

Giant Records / Reprise Records PRO-CD-5432-2

1. Never Satisfied (Single Version)
2. Never Satisfied (Single Version With Rap)
3. Never Satisfied (Soft Mix)
4. Never Satisfied (Club Mix)
5. Never Satisfied (Never Satisfied Mix)
6. Never Satisfied (Album Version With Rap)

The first two tracks on both promos are the same. I'll go out on a limb and say that black and pop radio played the 'single/edit' with rap, while the radio stations who omitted anything with rap played the 'single/edit' without rap.

The commercial cassette single (marketed and priced as a cassette single and not a cassette maxi single) included only 2 extended mixes (!):


Giant Records/Reprised Records 9 18981-4

A1. Never Satisfied (Extended Version With Rap) 4:02
B1. Never Satisfied (Club Mix) 5:02

I have both promos CD maxis with me, the cassette single is somewhere in storage.

Right after their follow up was released, "He Thinks He's All That", the group collapsed and disbanded.    Good 2 Go was an all-female white R&B girl group and unfortunately, they arrived at same time black radio refused to play white acts, save for one or two artists.

If you are to believe the rumours, as Eternal's "Stay" was climbing the Black singles chart, and once word got out that they were from the U.K., black radio stations soon dropped 'Stay' from their playlists, causing the single to stall at No. 13, while giving virtually zero airplay to their next two singles.

Edited by Loveland on 05 September 2019 at 6:49pm
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Posted: 08 September 2019 at 7:08pm | IP Logged Quote AutumnAarilyn

I think it can be agreed that Black radio started
trimming playlists by the mid 90's as that was the
beginning of the mergers which would be expanded upon
when Clinton ushered in deregulation in his second
term. Even INTRO had a hard time getting
prominent airplay in NYC. WRKS did not play TLC's
first single, "Ain't too proud to beg" even though it
fit their format. Artists like Vertical Hold, TCF
crew, Mike Davis, Milira, Gene Rice got only sporadic
airplay while certain established acts got almost all.

WRKS ever so briefly played the album version of
"Never satisfied."

"Never satisfied" is quite popular with marching bands
and some examples can be seen on youtube.

Edited by AutumnAarilyn on 08 September 2019 at 7:11pm
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Posted: 09 September 2019 at 6:06pm | IP Logged Quote Loveland

I think the album version is the Extended Version With Rap.

The Extended Version With Rap merely included a third verse, which is omitted from the Single Version With Rap, aka Edit With Rap.
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Posted: 09 September 2019 at 7:02pm | IP Logged Quote AutumnAarilyn

There's no rap on the album version and it times out to
approximately 4:46 (the extended version w/o rap).

Stanley Brown was the producer/writer behind this.
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Posted: 11 September 2019 at 9:09am | IP Logged Quote Loveland

I have to find the two promos I have. Some of the mixes are completely slowed down, they are unlistenable.

Giant Records sort of tried to hide what the girls looked like, the artwork for the "Never Satisfied" featured a plain yellow sleeve.

I think once black radio found out what Good 2 Go looked like, they passed on adding "He Thinks He's All That", which led to the collapse of the group.

Regardless, "Never Satisfied" is one the best New Jill Swing tracks out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHGI0HtTmU
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Posted: 11 September 2019 at 5:45pm | IP Logged Quote AutumnAarilyn

They added more drum production on the remixes
especially the club mixes. Some remixes from this era
hold up well while others sound forced and obligatory
and geared for a given audience.

1992 had a huge number of releases and your headed in
the right direction with radio handing a frown to alot
of the swingbeat style and embracing the slower more hip
hop soul cuts.
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