Baltimora ‎– Living In The Background (US Promo 12″ + German 12″)

The follow up to “Tarzan Boy” (Yes, he did stuff after that!) The musical enigma that is Baltimora released this in 1985 and it fell on deaf ears, well it didn’t get a UK release. Somewhere near to Limahl, Jimmy McShane was marketed as an Italo-Disco artist but was actually a trained actor and dancer who had previously tried to break into the West End scene and was originally from Northern Ireland! (He died of an AIDS-related illness in March 1995.)

His partnership with Italian producer and musician Maurizio Bassi, spawned the monster that was “Tarzan Boy” , all the vocals were done by Bassi (allegedly). Here the style is similar euro dance, written by Bassi and Naimy Hackett and given a club mix by John Luongo. Catchy Pop Fluff but with some added weight with the remix.


Manhattan Records ‎– SPRO-9636SAM_9847

A Living In The Background (Club Mix) 6:57
B1 Living In The Background (Single Version) 3:57
B2 Living In The Background (Instrumental) 6:04

For completists everywhere here is the full German 12″ with a bonus extra track! It’s more gentle synthpop in the vein of Erasure via Moroder but that bloody heavy metal guitar is still there!

EMI – 1C K 060-11 8735 6

ALiving In The Background (Extended Version)6:05
B1Running For Your Love (Extended Version)5:50
B2Living In The Background (Instrumental Mix)4:24

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