Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Random 80's Wednesday

Fire Next Time - Stay With Me Now (7" Single, 1988)
Ice Cold In Alice - Causing A Commotion (7" Single, 1988)
Black - Have It Your Own Way (7" Single, 1987)
John Adams - Strip This Heart (from Strong, 1987)
The Shine - Shadow Dancing (7" Single, 1985)

I wasn't that thrilled with the last Fire Next Time single I bought, but this one is an absolute belter of a single. I'm still looking for the album, North To South, if anyone has it.

"Causing A Commotion" was, I think, the first single from Ice Cold In Alice, and typical of their sound.

I've been a Black fan for a long time, and while the B-Side "Have It Your Own Way" is hardly his best track, I've been looking for it for a while so I thought I'd share the booty. I'm still missing "My Lover", which was an extra track on the 12" version. Does anyone have this?

I could be wrong but I think that John Adams was previously the lead singer for Private Lives in the UK. This solo effort may have been a USA only release. The production of the track is very reminiscent to me of Donna Allen's "Serious" from the same year, which I would classify as a guilty pleasure of mine.

I don't know anything at all about The Shine.


VanceMan said...

I have Black's "My Lover" I can send ... where to?

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Darren said...

Nice video for the Fire Next Time single here:

It (and the song) are very 80s but I like the bloke's voice.

Anonymous said...

the shine project for neil lockwood on vocals,former member of elo and alan parsons---im still searching 12" version 0f shadow dancing,greetings from uruguay,GO80SMAXIS BLOG

Coincidence Vs Fate said...

Yes, as our friend from Uruguay pointed out, Neil Lockwood was their lead singer, they one other single which I also have - not as good though - I do have the 12" of The Shine so will post that soon.


Julian said...


Did you find Fire Next Time from someone?

niki_s_uk said...

Hi, I have been looking for a video of Fire Next Time - Stay With Me Now for years - I am confused though, are the group which commonly come up in the searches the same group as from 1988?

Taken me back in time - could easily run off with the lead singer mmmmmmm lol (james maddock???)

I have just bought a copy of north to south on ebay and its original - was two on there when I bought mine, you may be lucky in getting the other one?

Nic said...

I have it - do you have any other info for fire next time pls ... cant find any anywhere - ty x

Nic said...


I have it and was another copy available when I bought mine.

Do you have any other info for fire next time please - i can't find anything anywhere?


Anonymous said...

Fire Next Time - I bought Stay with me now from a great little shop in Barnsley, first hearing was on their stereo an I grabbed it straightaway.
I still have it - in the loft - and am pretty sure it's a 12" single.