AAAAARGh it’s eventually on here!!! I know, I know, I know it’s overplayed and oversung and for the millions it is THE Ultravox song. I love the weird drums, the ear shattering bass tone and that violin solo but it has been heard enough for me. Released January 1981.
Of obvious interest is the B-sides.
“Passionate Reply” is my favourite Vox B-side. (It was even covered by Zaine Griff) sequenced and tight with that great guitar riff.
Some have mentioned Yellow Magic Orchestra ripped this off with track “Cue”, it sounds more like Bill Nelson to me.
“Herr X” is just the song sung in German, isn’t it ? Are there not subtle differences, the edit and slight different emphasis on some instruments. I’m sure Post Punk Monk will enlighten us! At least the vocals are a bit clearer!
Chrysalis – CHS 12 2481