The Belle Stars ‎– The Entertainer (12″)

I always think of the Belle Stars as the rougher, older brother of Amazulu. The band (Lesley Shone, Jennie Matthias, Miranda Joyce, Sarah-Jane Owen, Judy Parsons, Stella Barker, Clare Hirst) had had early success but this, their 10th single, was another attempt that failed to chart.

This 12″ shows the early stages of Fairlight manipulation, Anne Dudley was joined by Duncan Bridgeman and Jo Dworniak in the extended version. Plenty of studio trickery on what is a very catchy song.

They revisit their ska roots on the B-side, “The Spider”, short and catchy and more typical of their early sound when they were The Bodysnatchers


Stiff Records ‎– S BUY 187enterfrontcov

A The Entertainer (Extended Version)
B The Spider

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