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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Seona Dancing - Bitter Heart 7"


Released : 1983
Format : 7" single, 12" single
Genre : New Wave, Synthpop
Length : 7" (3:58), 12" (6:36)
Label : London Records
Producer : Phil Thornalley

Bitter Hear is a single by British New Wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is a David Bowie-style New Wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais with synthesizers provided by Bill Macrae. The song was virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at #79 on the UK Singles Chart even though it remained in the top 100 for 3 weeks.

Tracks

1. Bitter Heart
2. Tell Her


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More to Lose - Seona Dancing

Seona Dancing - More To Lose 7"


Released : 1983
Format : 7" single, 12" single
Genre : New Wave, Synthpop
Length : 3:48
Label : London Records
Producer : Mike Thorne

More To Lose is a single by British New Wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is an uptempo New Wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais, who was the lyricist and vocalist of the band. Macrae was the band's composer and keyboard player. The song remains virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at #117 on the UK Singles Chart, but later found tremendous success in the Philippines in 1985, a year after the band broke up.

Tracks

1. More To Lose
2. You're On My Side


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Blue Zoo - Two By Two


Released : November 1983
Genre : New Wave, Synth-pop
Label : Magnet
Producer : Tim Friese-Greene

Blue Zoo's stylistic smorgasbord on Two by Two is an acquired taste. Anybody who purchases the LP because of the hyper "Cry Boy Cry" should not expect to hear another song like it on the album; similarly, the moody ballad "Love Moves in Strange Ways" would sound out of place if the rest of Two by Two isn't so wildly eclectic. Even Andy O's voice is unpredictable, veering from high-pitched shrieking to mournful crooning. Nevertheless, this is a surprisingly cohesive experiment in unrestrained genre shifting; Blue Zoo ecstatically leap from glum balladry to funk to minimalist punk rock and actually concoct absorbing, colorful pop that hooks listeners while bewildering them. "Love Moves in Strange Ways," with its tumbling percussion, eerie synths, spiky acoustic riffs, and O's heart-rending wailing, is an undiscovered classic. The simple, straightforward lyrics in the track vividly illustrate a romantic relationship shattering; the raw emotion in Andy O's voice when he bellows "Why are you leaving me?" is startling. From the sleazy disco of "I'm Your Man" to the Wire-like skeletal arrangements and sinister half-spoken, half-sung dialogue of "Open Up," this album has the variety of a well-selected mix tape. For those brave enough to digest Blue Zoo's fickle tastes, Two by Two is a bracing adventure.

Tracks

1. Cry Boy Cry
2. John's Lost
3. Far Cry
4. Count On Me (You Can)
5. Love Moves In Strange Ways
6. Forgive And Forget
7. I'm Your Man
8. Open Up
9. Can't Hold Me Down
10.Something Familiar


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Blue Zoo - Love Moves In Strange Ways 7"


Released : 1981
Genre : New Wave, Synth-pop
Label : Magnet
Producer : Laurence Diana

In some ways this single was an oddity. Released on single by an otherwise little known band, this bombed when it first came out. Some years later it was reissued with some heavy production remix effects thrown in, complete with thumping four-four beat, extended and, in my view, abused, it became a minor club classic. That remix was totally at odds with the original concept and feel of the song.
It is at heart a somewhat morose song about the breakdown of love. The lyric is delivered from both points of view and drips with pathos. In its own way, it was quite unusual for a song of this type to be put out on a single at this time. After all, we were all supposed to be so bloody happy living under Thatcher's bright new dawn. But this has soaring vocals and really atmospheric sound. A non-hit which never made it as far as it should. But I would avoid the aforementioned electronica dance remix like the plague though.

Tracks

1. Love Moves In Strange Ways
2. Chameleon Waves


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