I got this out of the 20p bin in a really good (i.e. cheap and bearing stuff for me) Oxfam. It came still sealed and with an ‘Issue One’ booklet. I looked them up when I got home and they didn’t make it as far as ‘Issue Two’, unfortunately. I fully expected it to be awful, like most of my records, but no! It’s pretty much exactly what I’m into today…
It’s a really good “Sound of 1984” record, like Section 25 or Digital Emotion. I’m particularly into the weak/understated vocals and, well, the entire song really, which according to the booklet is “a deliberate send up of Debbie’s sex-kitten appeal”. I presume she’s fit but can’t really tell from the grainy arty photos in in the book. I reckon she’s got a pasty white goth face, not an orange tan like the cover shot, though.
As my blog turns 40 (posts) I thought I’d put up a special record to celebrate. It’s the first record I bought, and the one I’ve listened to most, since moving back ‘up north’ at the start of the year.
I’ve done lots of walking (through gardens as well as ‘the streets’) recently, with this song constantly playing in my head.
The band call themselves “Vocal Trance Music” on the credits. A better description than the tags I’ve given it, any day of the week.
Whatever it is, I’m well into it. More please! Unfortunately for me, as per, this was their only record.
It’s so good I even like the rotten illustration on the front cover…
I love a flea market! Lots of water damaged €1 records to peel apart from one another: what could be a better way of spending a holiday?
This one comes from Brussels, or maybe Lisbon… Or Marseille.
It’s one of those amateurish-sounding Euro dance, New Beat type affairs. I prefer the version with the muffled, recorded in a toilet, terrible/brilliant vocal. But, for those with better taste, I’ve included the dub instrumental as well.