C.C.C.P. (not to be confused with the rock band CCCP featuring singer John Payne) is a German synthpop act led by Rasputin Stoy. They were best known for their 1986 instrumentals “American-Soviets I” and “American-Soviets II”, released by Clockwork Germany. This six-minute song themed on the Cold War became a hit on the US Billboard charts, the German Top 75 and other European charts. Their follow-up singles (“Made in Russia” and “Orient Express”) hit the number one and number two spots on official music charts in the same week (Hong Kong, Benelux, France and Spain). Their 1990 song “Don’t Kill The Rainforest” was also a minor alternative radio hit. Their band name C.C.C.P. stands for Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, which is Russian for U.S.S.R..
C.C.C.P. released their seventh album, Quantic Shamanism Through Digital Western featuring Meyhiel, in January 2008 on the art label MillePlateauxMedia.
Today the group now only consists of the original band leader Rasputin Stoy, a.k.a. Rai Streubel and Frank Schendler (ex-Beat-A-Max).
Printed on reverse of sleeve:
This is the only authorized version of C.C.C.P.’s ‘American-Soviets’. All other records carrying this song in a different version or with another jacket are ‘bootlegs’, especially those C.C.C.P. records pressed and distributed by OAK LAWN records, Dallas, Texas.”
On behalf of the band C.C.C.P. we will pay the sum of $500.00 to each single person who can proof [sic] that he/she received or bought a bootleg of ‘The Cameron Paul Remix’ of the song ‘American-Soviets’ after August 4th, 1990.
Please send us your original invioice/delivery note accomanied [sic] with the record and your address. Your expenses will be paid through HIGH SPEED KINDERGARDEN.”
Sleeve says 12″? single on top left of cover, but this is obviously a CD single version of a 12″ single…hmmm
There are several typographical errors in the song titles, remix titles, and sleeve notes. I’ve also tagged the errors.
American-Soviets (Cameron Paul Remix)
United States Of Europe (Mix 1 1989)
American-Soviets (Original Mix)
U.S.O.E. (Razormaid Mix 3 By Joseph Watt)
American-Soviets (Remix Live From Moscow)