Illustrated Man – Head Over Heels (US Promo 12″)


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.


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A Head Over Heels (Extended Head) 6:05
B1 Head Over Heels (Over-Dub) 5:43
B2 Head Over Heels (The Heel) 4:19

4 responses

  1. HI again, If you can upload flac or wav version also apreciatted ♥

    1. Good Choice! Re-upped! There is some good stuff on here after all 😉

      1. Wow sir many thanks!, Just in case there is a possibility of sharing the lossless version, I love to listen to the music in all its sound dimension.

        Thanks anyway for the help you have provided so far

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