From 1987 and their second album from Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman (ex-10cc) All sparkerly production and with one eye on the American market this is your classic electronic/rock ala Go West etc…
Their biggest hit, “Bridge To Your Heart” was off this album and ,altogether, it’s a bit of a mixed bag, I love the Englishness, pastoral feel to “The Passion” tho but some of it is a bit cliched.
NEW LINK 2016
|A2||In Some Other World||4:45|
|A3||Ready Or Not||3:31|
|A4||Call It Destiny||4:03|
|A5||Bridge To Your Heart||4:14|
|B1||Share The Glory||3:56|
|B4||Heaven In Her Bed||4:36|
|B5||Bug In The Machine||4:21|
From 1988 and the one with THAT track on the B-side, “The 900 Number”. Personally, I quite like the other instrumental “Coolin’ with it’s simple bass and hip hop beat. The sample is Johnny Hammond from the “Shifting Gears” album. No swearing but immaculately delivered care of Markey Fresh (R.I.P.)
|A||The King Is Here|
|B1||The 900 Number|
Well it had to happen! The Classic 1988 House Track with Kevin Saunderson. It was actually used as a promotional single for the album “Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit.” I enjoyed listening to the B side mix , “Juan’s Magic Remix” and all it’s reversed signs – thanks to Juan Atkins. The vocals of Paris Grey who was used to singing on Chicago House scene, hence you get this mixture of House and Techno.
|B||Big Fun (Juan’s Magic Remix)||6:13|
If you’ve had something downloaded over 1000 times (see previous post!) you may of expected someone to say Thank-you!
On my first blog (sniff!) Iggy Pop’s “Real Wild Child” was permanently at the top of the downloads. So this is a respectful nod (I’m not even sure it’s on here since migration to Posterous) The 1986 release and Bowie co-produced, very electronic but definitely Iggy. Love the live version of “Blah Blah Blah” with the freestyling sampler and Iggy’s rawer live vocals.
NEW LINK 2017
|A||Fire Girl (Remix)|
A Pere Ubu cover from 1985 from Mr Cheekbones , Peter Murphy. Co-Produced by 4AD founder IVO and engineered by John Fryer. The Latin Rascals even have a hand in the edit of the Club mix! B-side “The Answer Is Clear” is very electronic with a great bass synth. Must try and track down his debut album.
|A||Final Solution (Club Mix)
|B1||Final Solution (Full Version)||4:45|
|B2||The Answer Is Clear (Version)||3:11|
…………To give it’s full title. More classic, quality 80’s stuff with the 12″ of “Taking The Veil” from 1986. Backed by a sort of “Super” group,, , , and
|A1||Taking The Veil (Remix)||6:36|
|A2||Taking The Veil (7″ Version)||4:39|
|B2||A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky||3:16|
From 1983 (I’m not sure about claims it was from 1984!) A true classic with added strings from the British Philharmonic Orchestra, arranged by the acclaimed, Michael Kamen. Melancholic and brooding it drips class. The full length version is included along with a quicker, live version of album track , “This City Never Sleeps” and the very synthy “Paint a Rumour” in it’s full version.
- A: “Here Comes the Rain Again” [full version]* 5’05
- B1: “This City never sleeps” (live San Francisco 83) 5’30
- B2: “Paint a rumour” [full version]* 8’00
A slimmed down version of the band (from 7 to 3 members) and a smaller name (from Blue Rondo A La Turk) this came out in the UK in 1984 and is more in of your “Wham” style pop/funk than the Latin tinged earlier stuff. Legendary producer, Paul “Groucho” Smykle was drafted in to mix the “Crucial Cut” version, with extra funk.
NEW LINK 2007
|A||Slipping Into Daylight (Extended Version)||8:20|
|B||Slipping Into Daylight (Crucial Cut)||7:54|
Some synthpop from 1986 with this brother/sister duo from the North East. Very Howard Jones sounding but totally self produced. Popular with John Peel, they recorded 2 Sessions for his radio show in the early 80’s. This was their only chart bothering single, here in it’s 5 track 12″ E.P. format. Very much into their technology (check out the equipment on the vid) Very Trevor Horn/Frankie on the “S.O.Y Dance” track.They have since re-surfaced here;
|A2||60 Second Blow||1:00|
|B1||Sold On You||4:30|