Sunday, May 18, 2008


THE DANSE SOCIETY are one of those overlooked bands. They had quite the " Goth" following, although they were more New Wave than Goth.
HEAVEN IS WAITING was released in December 1983 by Arista .I consider it one of the all-time greatest New Wave/Goth songs ever recorded. The album contained a cover of the Rolling Stones classic "2000 Light Years from Home", also edited in 1984 as 12" single and as a limited edition double single.
But I'm rather partial to " HOLD ON (TO WHAT YOU'VE GOT)".
It's not as immediate as Heaven Is Waiting and it suffers from a somewhat dated production, but I think they were on to something here.
In 1986, the other band members left to form Johnny In The Clouds, leaving Rawlings to carry on as Danse Society International for an album Looking Through, reappearing in 1987 simply as Society with a single, "Saturn Girl". After 1987, Rawlings continued to pursue his path in music with the electronic dance music act Meridian Dream.

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