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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Record Mirror Singles Review September 7, 1985



Felt - Primitive Painters
Life - Optimism
King Kurt - Road to Rack and Ruin
Erasure - Who Needs Love Like That (Love That Mix)
Glenn Gregory and Claudia Brucken - When Your Heart Runs Out of Time (12" Mix)
Shriekback - Fish Below The Ice
Kaja - Shouldn't Do That
Blancmange - What's The Problem
Womack and Womack - No Relief
Vaughan Toulouse - Cruisin' The Serpentine (12" Mix)
Toyah - World In Action
Midge Ure - If I Was (Extended Mix)
Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene (Extended Mix)

I couldn't find the Great Outdoors single, so if anyone has that, feel free to send it in.

Erasure may not be my favorite band ever, but they are at least top ten. Wonderland is a massively underrated album, and their early singles deserved much better.

Here's a couple of extra B-Sides, while I'm in a generous mood:
Life - Better
Midge Ure - Piano

5 comments:

friend of rachel worth said...

Primitive Painters is such an epic - it should be given Felt the success they deserved

Darren said...

Maybe they'd lost it a bit by the time 'What's Your Problem?' came out but I always thought that Blancmange were one of the most underrated synth pop bands from the early 80s.

And from watching the recent BBC documentary, Synth Britannia, it looks like they've now been written out of synth pop history.

Shame that.

Mikeyten said...

Great to see a review for the Life track here, love that song, and Glen Gregory and the wonderful Claudia Bruken I used to have the shaped picture disc to this one.
I agree with Darren on Blancmange and I thought synth britannia was a bit pants to be honest.
Interesting to see which ones who actually were hits here,thanx Fifty

JC said...

Its been years since I heard the Shrieback single. Thanks.

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