A bit of a New Wave groove from 1984 from the obscure British/Aussie group, Illustrated Man. The band were a quartet from the UK with ex- Gang Of Four member Hugo Burnham on drums, Philip Foxman (bass guitar) who was in 70’s Aussie band Supernaut, Rob Dean (guitar) (Ex-Japan) and Roger Mason (keyboards). Having the right people in the studio was important but it did not guarantee a hit. John Luongo provided a killer dub / instrumental and the legendary Steve Thompson (of the Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero production team) provided the other mixes but this sank without a trace.
All the influences are here from Duran Duran to INXS as well as some strident synth sounds, but the band soon split after this release.
NEW LINK 2017
Capitol Records – SPRO-9179
|A||Head Over Heels (Extended Head)||6:05|
|B1||Head Over Heels (Over-Dub)||5:43|
|B2||Head Over Heels (The Heel)||4:19|