For fans of William Orbit, this was his first band and their album I posted a while back is over here.
Tattered Dress (US 12″)
The sultry downtempo groover, here in a slightly different edit (I’m assuming) to the album version. Quite hypnotic on the old headphones and superbly produced for 1984. The B-side is another of the more commercial tracks from the album, here in a slightly different longer edit.
I.R.S. Records – SP 70978
|B||Don’t Look Now||7:36|
Prepare To Energize (US Promo 12″)
The debut release from 1983!!! Unbelievable production with an electro feel and some great Numan-style, glacial synths. The “Fong Test” almost sounds like it made last year. Added vocoded vocals from Laurie Meyer, cutting edge! (and appeared in the film “Bachelor Party”)
I.R.S. Records – SP 70412
|A||Prepare To Energize||5:29|
|B||Prepare To Energize (The Fong Test) (8 Track Version)||5:54|
Don’t Look Now (US 12″)
Jumping to 1987 and a re-release of “Don’t Look Now” re-recorded at the newly built Guerilla Studios and here in the extended version with extra slap bass. Two bonus tracks are also here. A cover of the atmospheric Steve Winwood track, “Can’t Find My Way Home” remixed by Rico Conning and featuring some nice sampled guitar and more slap bass, pre-dating Trip Hop. The semi-instrumental “Mothdoom Ecstasy” gets an A star for inventiveness and showcases plenty of samples.
I.R.S. Records – IRS-23745
|A||Don’t Look Now (Extended Mix)||6:30|
|B1||Can’t Find My Way Home (Extended Mix)||5:40|