Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Illustrated Man

Illustrated Man Mini-LP
Released in 1984

1. Head Over Heels (Single Mix)
2. Just Enough
3. Fall From Grace
4. Moving Forward
5. Day Without End
6. Head Over Heels (Double Mix)
7. Songs Of The Heart (Bonus Track)


Here's a "mini LP" I found in the USA a few years ago now. It's interesting to me how the Americans often used this format as opposed to releasing two or three different singles - mainly because pop charts were airplay based and not based on individual sales as was the case in the UK. I have several of these to share over the next few weeks.

Illustrated Man were a so-called "supergroup" featuring two Britons and two Aussies. Hugo Burnham played drums and had been a member of Gang of Four. Rob Dean had played guitar with Japan, and Philip Foxman and Roger Mason had played with groups in Australia and had backed Gary Numan. They released two singles in the UK but despite an excellent sound had little commercial success and disbanded later in 1984.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Indoor Games - All of Your Lies

7" Single, released in 1983

Clark Datchler - Things Can't Get Any Worse

7" Single, released in 1984

Clark Datchler - Where Do We Go From Here (B-Side)

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Red Bamboo - Dance of Love


7" Single, released in 1986

Red Bamboo - Dance of Love (A-Side)
Red Bamboo - On The Line (B-Side)

Flip Me!

Red Bamboo were Ivor Reed, Peter Hemsley, Graham Ingram and Lawrence Barry. "Dance of Love" was their only single release.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Future - War of the Roses

7" Single, released in 1986

Vicious Pink - Take Me Now

7" Single, released in 1986