A New Year’s Gift….
All crammed on a 7″ – although the speed was 33 rpm. that was given free with NME on May ’85.
All the artists were well established by the time this was released and it seems that it was a “Remember Us!” kind of message.
Bronski dedicate their track to the Miner’s Strike. Brooding and basic and Soft Cell – like.
The Cocteau Twins give us the haunting, strummed “Ivo” with a slightly more harsh drum machine sound on this track.
The Smiths have a live track from Oxford (18/3/85) – short and direct.
U2 provide a Dub Mix and on hearing it I’m sure my mate had this 7″ at the time. They really nail the sound thanks to Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.
New Musical Express – GIV 1
|A1||Bronski Beat||Hard Rain||4:15|
|A2||Cocteau Twins||Ivo (New Version)||3:55|
|B1||The Smiths||What She Said (Live)||2:36|
|B2||U2||Wire (Dub Mix)||4:31|