Thursday, June 12, 2008

Classic 12-inch singles : B-MOVIE

Released on Sire Records in 1982:
"NOWHERE GIRL" is just one of those classic songs that just take you back to a more innocent time. Remember the beginning of the 80's...we had a President that would just say the darndest things ("We Begin Bombing in 5 minutes") and many people hated him and thought he was stupid. Turns out he was just senile.... NOTHING like the way it is today. Like I was just a more innocent time. .....Anyway...Nowhere Girl made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached 68 in the United Kingdom, but there was no follow up and no sign of an album. The popular webcomic Nowhere Girl was named after this single.
Keyboard player Rick Holliday left in 1983 to form Six Sed Red with Soft Cell associate Cindy Ecstasy.The rest of the band re-surfaced in 1984 with the single "A letter From Afar" produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez but this failed to chart. Towards the end of 1985 they finally released an album with Sire Records called "Forever Running" containing re-recorded versions of the two hits but both it and the single 'Switch On Switch Off were flops despite a tour to promote them.
The band broke up soon after. Singer Steve Hovington formed a band called One in the late 80s ..Hey's THAT going for you? Yeah...OK, so let's just sit back and listen the sounds of the early 80's. Then I'm going to play some Atari games, watch "Match Game PM" and go on the A.I.D.S. diet plan.





Soft Clammer said...

Nowhere Girl is a bona-fide classic of the New Wave era. Songs like this really make you appreciate the music of the early 80s, which so sadly often gets forgotten or labeled as junk.

panole8riambos said...

Great band