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

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eight Point Five - Mary (1987)

7" Single, released in 1987

Eight Point Five - Mary (A-Side)
Eight Point Five - I Can't Get You Out of My Head (B-Side)

Light A Big Fire - Mr Twilight (1986)

Light A Big Fire - Mr Twilight (7" Single, 1986)

A track from the Surveillance album, this carrys (sic) a more menacing edge than the chugging rock style of the band's last single "Charlene". LABF still have to match the promise of their early Irish releases, but this will suffice for the present.

Stuart Bailie, Record Mirror November 29, 1986

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Welcome Back, Rene!

Just a quick note - I just discovered that Rene's wonderful blog Retro Wonderland is back. Lots of club hits and remixes. Welcome back, Rene....We missed you.