Sealed with large print “For promotional use only! Not for commercial sale!” Razormaid always delivered that unique mix (and sometimes it was endorsed by the band too)
I’m only going to deal with the bands that I’m not familiar with although the mixes of the more well known tracks are excellent, particularly “Nowhere Girl” and “Is It A Dream?” – which is given more of a dance feel rather than the Glam Rock flavour of the original. Perfect Zebras sound very New Romantic on their track and the original was released in 1982. Spandau Ballet-like in the vocal department by Alan Jarry. Dubby effects and quite moody.The line-up included Ex-Secret Affair bassist Dennis Smith (who went onto work with Nik Kershaw) Terry Stephens provided the saxophone with Paul Robertson adding some chugging guitars. A band to keep an eye out for.
The Mood are a little bit more commercial sounding. The 7″ I have already and has been re-upped over here. https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/the-mood-%e2%80%8e-passion-in-dark-rooms-7/
Great bass playing and tinged with Pop Funk. Another great ,alternative 80’s cut.
Steve Hillage’s track is quite different , as you’d expect there are some Prog elements on this 1983 release, one of his last single releases.
London band, Zeitgeist released “Stop” in 1982, plenty of cowbell and precussion, a bit Shriekback in style and original produced by Dale Stephens and Overend Watts (Mott The Hoople) The line-up was Peter Jervis, (Vocals) Zaz Arnold, (Vocals) Corin Arnold, (Guitar} Gary Small (Bass) and Harry (Drums) They were on Paul Weller’s Jamming Records.
Lovely Previn was in fact conductor and composer André Previn and jazz singer Betty Bennett, daughter Alicia Previn – who was also an accomplished violinist. “The Wasted Love” has a Indie feel to it, a catchy riff and almost an American New Wave feel to it.
|1||Bill Nelson||Flaming Desire||5:51|
|2||Pete Shelley||Many A Time||6:29|
|3||Perfect Zebras||Touching My Heart Again||6:04|
|4||The Mood||Passion In Dark Rooms||6:04|
|5||Duran Duran||Hungry Like The Wolf||6:04|
|6||China Crisis||Scream Down At Me||5:08|
|7||Siouxsie & The Banshees||Slowdive||5:41|
|8||Steve Hillage||Kamikaze Eyes||6:24|
|9||Classix Nouveaux||Is It A Dream?||6:03|
|11||Lovely Previn||The Wasted Love||6:54|