B-Movie – Switch On – Switch Off / Forever Running (US Promo 12″)

Getting the finger out time….

Okay a bit of a weird one from B-Movie as they were being marketed for the US by their new record company Sire. The two writers were Steve Hovington and Paul Statham, both helped form the group in 1979 in Mansfield in the Midlands. Bring in Ivan Ivan on the remix of “Forever Running” and Bruce Forrest on the dance groove of “Switch On – Switch Off” and this 1985 release sounds a little dated for the mid 80’s with it’s bass sequencer and trademark piano lead. It suffers from that chugger chugger guitar (all “White Wedding” style) but it does have a great chorus ending up all a cappella. A double A-side with “Forever Running” (the title track off their album) is much more experimental with a weird Jarre-esque introduction drifting into a some synthetic horn-led groove a bit like Infected era The The. The preferred track, back in the 80’s groove.


Sire ‎– PRO-A-2345bmoved

A1 – Switch On – Switch Off (Switch On Rock Mix) – 7:02

A2 – Switch On – Switch Off (Edit) – 3:55

B1 – Forever Running (Long Running Version) – 7:10

B2 – Forever Running (Edit) – 5:03

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