ODDS ‘N’ BODS
BOBBY WOMACK’s ‘So Many Rivers’ LP is finally out here (MCA MCF 3282), and his single on 12in — as is The O’Jays ‘Just Another Lonely Night‘ (Philadelphia International 12PIR 1) . . . Roy Ayers’ new thudding 113¼bpm tripper ‘Slip N’ Slide‘ duetted with BJ Nelson, has arrived on import 7in but CBS promoted it on single-sided 12in ahead of UK release next week . . . Erskine Thompson has pulled one of his typical strokes, buying up all the imported 7in copies of Marvin Gaye-soundlike Frankie Kelly’s ‘Ain’t That The Truth‘ (US Trans World International) to ensure it remained rare, then feeding one copy as an exclusive to Radio London’s morning soul presenter Tony Blackburn who’s merrily been playing it for weeks, thus building the demand (although in truth without this irritating lack of availability it would probably have been dismissed as a good Marvin clone), and now of course it’s coming out on Virgin! . . . Jerome’s imminent newie should be titled ‘Extra Special’ . . . Capital Radio gospel jock Al Matthews has compiled an ‘Inspiration Dance‘ LP for StreetSounds. ranging from recent hits by Steve Arrington, James Ingram, Staple Singers, through Philip Bailey’s ‘I Want To Know You’, to the Edwin Hawkins Singers and Mighty Clouds of Joy . . . NE Wales/Cheshire/N Shropshire’s Marcher Sound 95.4FM has started a new soul show with Paul Edwards every Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 6-10pm, Sunday 7-10pm — not bad going! . . . Tony Dortie hosts ‘The County Party’ including hot soul newies and freebies Saturdays 9pm-1am on Kent’s Invicta Radio 95.1/95.9/96.3/97/103.8 FM . . . Steve Collins, Steve Walsh, or someone, come back soon — who was that bozo last Saturday night?! . . . Surrey’s Sunfire Radio 104.5FM soul pirate, broadcasting Sunday afternoons since April 1984, had their very first — full studio — bust two weeks ago, seemingly along with all the others (Horizon have now voluntarily closed down pending their community licence application) . . . Swansea’s Harry’s Dance Bar has its own “radio station” HFM playing soul every night pre-recorded by Wednesday jocks Jeff Thomas and James Lewis . . . The Northern Ireland Radiothon to benefit various children’s charities on Friday October 11 from 8pm to 10am at Cookstown’s Glenavon Court Hotel will include Gary Davies & Adrian John in Radio One’s first ever all night live broadcast, tied in with a concurrent event in Britain, as the climax to a fund raising campaign — NI clubs are invited to help with special nights of their own, so for details contact Belfast co-ordinators David Hull Entertainments on 0232-240360 or 0265-57386 . . . Radio London’s Soul Night Out begins a new season (in which it’ll switch venues weekly) this Thursday (19) back at Hammersmith Palais, where Tony Blackburn, Steve Walsh & Freddy M will be joined by Five Star, Three Degrees, Royalle Delite, Merchant, Aswad, Warren Mills, PP Arnold, Shakatak, an PA-ing! . . . Friday’s ‘6.20 Soul Train’ has Skipworth & Turner, Miquel Brown, Gap Band, Pointer Sisters, Flesh . . . I find it sad that Harlem’s re-opened Apollo Theater, legendary showcase for black talent, should now be gaining most publicity from the appearance there of such as Boy George, George Michael and especially, of course, Hall & Oates, no matter how reverential their respect for its history . . . Washington DC’s very young D-I-Y go go street group the Junkyard Band, witnessed and reported on last March when I thought they could be huge, have signed with Def Jam (whose product will now be distributed by CBS) . . . George Howard’s ‘Dancing In The Sun’ LP finally topped Billboard’s Jazz chart after 19 weeks, while Kool & The Gang’s ‘Cherish’ topped US Black 45s and the Goon Squad’s ‘Eight Arms To Hold You‘ US Club Play . . . Breakers under the RM Dance 85 include Dante, Precious Wilson, Vikki Love, Commodores, Jennifer Holliday 12in, Trouble Funk . . . DJs faced with a sudden rush of autumn newies seem to be ignoring such recent strong imports as Conquest, Prime Time, Carl Carlton, Janice Christie, Finesse and even Charlie Singleton . . . Derby’s Way Ahead record shop specialises in punk and heavy metal, shoving all the latest soul albums into bargain bins at just £2.49 or £2.99 (try to get there before Paul Needham!) . . . Rene & Angela’s ‘Secret Rendezvous’ (Capitol LP) as previously warned now really is becoming London’s next ‘Buttercup’-like revived oldie . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) plays Madonna ‘Borderline’ rather than her current hyped-up material, while Paul Lewis at the same venue’s Amphitheatre has built a huge buzz on the extended remix of Magnum Force’s ‘In The Mix‘ . . . Paddington Green’s Bluebird Records are trying to recreate a buzz on Bootsy Collins’ ‘Body Slam‘ as they’re now its only stockists — and shop assistant there Steve Watt is itching to DJ again, even warming up for major names (he’s upfront in Rhythm Pals style), on Coulsdon 07375-52110 . . . Ray Davies (Milton Keynes 0908-678314) is after Thur/Fri club work where mixing and party competitions are equally appreciated . . . The Sound Of Music has been formed from their mobiles by Wandsworth’s Brian Devine, Colindale’s Trevor Moore and Acton’s Nigel Lydice on 01-205 7665, hoping to fill the gap left by Mastermind . . . Graham Gold (Mayfair Gullivers) finds Toney Lee synths so perfectly with Tramaine he suspects it’s the same song! . . . Segue Steve Goddard has been mixing Wally Badarou into Jellybean ‘Was Dog A Doughnut?’ since July at Hackney’s Camis Nitespot, East Londoners liking their funk nice ‘n hard ‘n sleazy ‘n slow . . . Pete Tong tips the thus far unimported Gardinia ‘Chiquita Linda‘ (French Magic) . . . China Crisis’s current Walter Becker-produced 121½bpm hit ‘You Did Cut Me‘ is surprisingly soulful, worth checking . . . Tony Cochrane’s first tour on his recently mentioned Scottish Club PA Circuit takes Vince Clark & Andy Bell of Erasure on Thursday (19) to Brechin Jars/Aberdeen Mr G’s, Friday (20) Dundee Buddies/Kirkcaldy Jackie O’s . . . Friday (20) finds Colin Hudd reliving 1983 at Dartford Flicks, the return of monthly funk to Peterborough Fletton Fleet Centre with Nick Graham & Trevor Mac, and Jeff Young joining Danny Smith at Gt Yarmouth Aquarius for a warm-up to Caister (quite a few converted locals go there now) . . . Saturday (21) Baz Fe Jazz, Chris Reid, Rhythm Doc & El Dorado show rare Cuban/Jazz films at Kings Cross La Scala’s latin-jazz allniter . . . Hereward Radio soul jock Steve Allen starts weekly at Peterborough Rinaldo’s this Sunday (22), free before 10pm . . . Tricky Dicky Scanes has added London Cavendish Square’s Phoenix to his gay pub circuit every Saturday . . . Sunday (22) Miquel Brown plays Plymouth Bolts, and Wednesday (25) Three Degrees visit Kensington’s newly video equipped The Park . . . Disco Gary & Paul French do under-18s every Thursday 7-10.30pm at Chatham’s St George Hotel (behind Radio Kent) . . . Sheila E’s ‘A Love Bizarre’ is another song from the ‘Krush Groove’ movie, in which she appears . . . Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, still with RCA, has also turned up on Private I Records with the George S McFarlane produced ‘Give It Up‘ from a movie called ‘Fright Night’ . . . Dante either have a different single, ‘Freak In Me‘ on US Panoramic or else they’ve got an American rival to their name . . . Island/Fourth & Broadway pluggers Adrian Sykes & Tim Rudling are getting tough with DJs who don’t return charts to RM — I’d better point out that if now suddenly masses of DJs decide to inundate us with charts, they mustn’t merely list any one company’s product but should genuinely reflect what’s happening on the floor, or else they wont get used . . . Welcome to RM, where rock and disco can coexist and IT’S NOT NECESSARILY GOTTA BE MADONNA!
COLLAGE: ‘Romeo Where’s Juliet?’ (MCA Records MCAT 1006)
Now again selling on 12in, it took inclusion on a strong album for this excellent insidious bass and jitter guitar driven gut-tugging 107bpm rolling thudder to explode in its own right, the sometimes Shalamar-ish seven man group building the excitement as they growl and slide around the powerhouse beat (even longer dub flip). Superstars of the future?
STEVIE WONDER: ‘In Square Circle’ LP (Motown ZL72005)
Well worth the wait and up to vintage standards on a punchy smash laden set are the great buoyantly shuffling and wriggling 119¼bpm ‘Go Home’, lovely singalong hustling 112bpm ‘Stranger On The Shore Of Love‘, strongly lurching and loping 113bpm ‘Spiritual Walkers‘, busily burbled jittery rolling 110¾-0bpm ‘I Love You Too Much‘, jerkily flowing lightly swinging 121¼bpm ‘Never In Your Sun‘, classically attractive being the melodically swaying 73-0bpm ‘Whereabouts’ and summery slow drifting 83-0bpm ‘Overjoyed’, while ‘It’s Wrong (Apartheid)’ is a rattling fast 125¼bpm exotic skitterer leaving just the frantic flashdance 147¾bpm ‘Land Of La La’ and his current 174½bpm pop hit as the only disappointments for soul fans.
ANDRE CYMONE: ‘The Dance Electric’ (CBS TX 6435)
The acceptable face of Prince so far as British soul fans are concerned appears indubitably, and very fashionably at the moment, to be The Family, Sheila E, Morris Day, and this home town boy whose Prince-prod/penned typical muttering jittery 112¼bpm piledriving groove is more genuinely exciting than anything the Purple Prancer himself has had out in ages.
HAYWOODE: ‘Getting Closer’ (CBS TX 6582)
Sharon now follows Princess and the Three Degrees to be boosted by the hit formula mining Stock/Aitken/Waterman team, who give her a jitter filled deadly catchy 114½bpm slab of New London froth designed to drive one mad.
THE SYSTEM: ‘This Is For You’ (US Mirage 0-96851)
Proved rightly to be THE hit from their album, this sneakily tugging and rumbling wriggly 0-106/6bpm tumbler is in fact a very catchy soulful swayer under all the inventive rhythm trappings, and tougher than ever on 12in (dub flip).
TRAMAINE: ‘Fall Down (Spirit Of Love)’ (A&M AMY 281)
Edwin Hawkins’ sister stretches her mighty lungs around a good old fashioned strong bass bumbled exciting 118bpm disco bounder in wailing diva style, given three different mixes.
FATBACK: ‘She’s A Go-Getter’ (Atlantic B9506T)
Nice chunkily arranged soul vocal interplay sparks a pleasantly striding 112¼bpm jiggly swayer which clomps jauntily along without break, flipped by the emptily churning 125bpm ‘Evil‘ and better 115¼bpm ‘I Love You So‘ from last year.
TONEY LEE: ‘Night Lights’ (US Critique CR 8516)
One of the underground’s favourite voices, on a par with Leroy Burgess, Toney worries away through a brightly striding 117½bpm jiggly bass thump in almost Lutherian style with nervily busy support filling out the texture (inst flip).
STARPOINT: ‘Emotions’ (Elektra EKR 22T)
This Benson/Jarreau-ish pleasantly tripping 114bpm swinging and scatting swayer does everything right but somehow leaves me personally unsatisfied, although evidently not others (older chunky 114½bpm ‘Breakout’ and mock-reggae 80bpm ‘Send Me A Letter’ flip).
MASQUERADE: ‘Set It Off’ (Streetwave MKHAN 55)
Presumably unable to secure either the Strafe or Harleqiun Four’s versions, Streetwave recorded their own UK cover in two less subtle 112½bpm treatments.
SKIPWORTH & TURNER: ‘Hot Pursuit!’ (4th + B’way 12BRW 33)
The thin beat (signal for several more remixes?) gradually fills out as this whooped and growled gospellish 116bpm lurcher jitters and jerks, but to create real tension it needs a beefier bottom (inst flip).
PRESSURE POINT: ‘Mellow Moods’ (Viceroy Records VICE 001, via PRT)
Another cool chick, Lydia Gayle, gets into Sade/Matt Bianco/Everything But The Girl territory with an Astrud Gilberto-ish pleasant shuffling 150½-151½-150-149-150½-0bpm jazz samba.
MADONNA: ‘Angel’ (Sire W8881T)
Americans already have ‘Dress You Up’ but here we’re just getting their A-side coupling to ‘Into The Groove’, a bright jerky 133bpm strutter.
MIRIAM LEE: ‘The Men In My Life’ (Passion PASH 1248)
Spirited 138bpm formula Hi-NRG galloper with some Kinks guitar (and a cue for that old joke about “the life in my men”?).
EVELYN THOMAS: ‘Reflections’ (Record Shack SOHOT53)
Strangely subdued episodic slow then pulsing 0-83-130-0bpm Supremes revival helped immensely by the song still being so strong (livelier 131bpm ‘Running Wild In The Night‘ flip).
DIANA ROSS: ‘Eaten Alive’ (Capitol 12CL 372)
Breathless skittery nervous 128½bpm racer co-written and produced by Barry Gibb and Michael Jackson (with typical Jacko phrasing).
GINO SOCCIO: ‘Human Nature’ (Noir Records 12CHALK 101, via 01-938 5988)
Belated UK release for his Michelle Sweeney-sung good powerfully pounding 133¼bpm flier.
THE BEVERLEY SISTERS: ‘Sisters’ (Hippodrome 12HIPPO 104)
Dusty doesn’t but the Bevs do sing Hi-NRG for Peter Stringfellow, on a ’70s-style flurrying 127½bpm revival of their Irving Berlin theme song.
BRONSKI BEAT: ‘Run From Love’ (London BITD 5)
Ultra frantic 132½bpm Jimi wailed galloper from their remix LP.
LAURA BRANIGAN: ‘Spanish Eddie’ (Atlantic A9531T)
An 129½bpm boyfriend for ‘Gloria’.
DJ’S FACTORY: ‘A View To A Kill’ (Rush Records RR 12011, via Lightning)
German 119½bpm cover of Sailor Le Bon’s Bond theme extended to 8:30 on 12in complete with breaks.
LAID BACK: ‘One Life’ (Sire W8896T)
Frantic 141¾bpm Euro charger hitting US clubs.
DEAD OR ALIVE: ‘My Heart Goes Bang’ (Epic TA 6571)
Yet more vacuous 125¾bpm rattling like before.
HEATHER RUSH: ‘Somebody (Is Taking Your Love Away)’ (President PT 12-535)
Throbbingly flowing 0-126¾bpm canterer.
LORNA WRIGHT: ‘Policewoman’ (MDM Records MDM 1-12)
Cluttered jerky 120bpm thunderer semi-spoken between crescendos.
DISCO TOP 85 – September 21, 1985
01 01 SINGLE LIFE, Cameo, Club 12in
02 03 TRAPPED/DUB, Colonel Abrams, MCA 12in
03 02 I’LL BE GOOD, Rene & Angela, Club 12in
04 05 TAKES A LITTLE TIME, Total Contrast, London 12in
05 04 SAY I’M YOUR NO. 1, Princess, Supreme Records 12in
06 10 ONE LOVE (REMIX), Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
07 15 SET IT OFF, Harleqiun Four’s, US Jus Born Prod 12in
08 07 WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT?, Mercy Mercy, Ensign 12in
09 31 LOVE TAKE OVER, Five Star, Tent 12in
10 09 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), “D”Train, Prelude 12in
11 06 TWILIGHT/BACK IN STRIDE (REMIX), Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
12 12 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force, CBS 12in
13 13 STAND UP/SO FINE, Howard Johnson, A&M 12in
14 14 (I’LL BE A) FREAK FOR YOU, Royalle Delite, Streetwave 12in
15 16 (JOY) I KNOW IT, Odyssey, Mirror Records 12in
16 25 ROMEO WHERE’S JULIET?, Collage, US MCA 12in
17 42 EMOTIONS, Starpoint, Elektra 12in
18 08 INTO THE GROOVE, Madonna, Sire 12in
19 20 HEAVEN KNOWS (REMIX), Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
20 11 TAKES A LITTLE TIME (US REMIX), Total Contrast, London 12in
21 19 HIGH FASHION/THE SCREAMS OF PASSION/SUSANNAH’S PAJAMAS, The Family, Warner Bros/Paisley Park LP
22 18 SEXUAL THERAPY/I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, Billy Paul, Total Experience 12in
23 24 LET ME HOLD YOU, Sonique, Cooltempo 12in
24 34 ON THE ONE, Lukk featuring Felicia Collins, Important Records 12in
25 23 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
26 22 ON A CROWDED STREET, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
27 40 SO IN LOVE, Nicci, Debut 12in
28 50 STATUS-QUO, Donald Banks, US Capitol Sity Records 12in
29 29 MAIN ATTRACTION (REMIX)/MINUTES AWAY, Brooklyn Bronx & Queens, Cooltempo 12in
30 39 GIVE AND TAKE, Brass Construction, US Capitol 12in
31 36 BASS AND TROUBLE/MAKE ‘EM MOVE, Sly & Robbie, Island LP
32 21 BARELY BREAKING EVEN (’85 CLUB MIX), Universal Robot Band, Streetwave 12in
33 33 NEVER CRY AGAIN (REMIX), Kleeer, US Atlantic 12in
34 44 THIS IS FOR YOU, The System, Boiling Point LP/US Mirage 12in remix
35 32 SAY I’M YOUR NO. I (ALTERNATIVE VERSION), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
36 59 YOU BLEW IT, The World Famous Mad Lads, Champion 12in
37 25 WINNERS AND LOSERS, Collage, US Constellation LP
38 37 THE HEAVEN I NEED, The Three Degrees, Supreme Records 12in
39 38 MAMA SAID, Oliver Cheatham, Move Records 12in
40 17 TEQUILA (KNOCKOUT MIX), No Way Jose 4th & B’way 12in
41 43 GET LOOSE, Aleem (featuring Leroy Burgess), US NIA 12in
42 46 BODY AND SOUL (REMIX), Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
43 70 I SPECIALIZE IN LOVE, Sharon Brown, Virgin 12in
44 30 A LOVE BIZARRE, Sheila E, Warner Bros/Paisley Park LP
45 63 AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE IT (M&M REMIX), Michael Lovesmith, Motown 12in
46 72 CHIEF INSPECTOR, Wally Badarou, Island LP
47 65 LET ME HOLD YOU CLOSER, Jamaica Boys, Cooltempo 12in
48 54 KNEES/OLDER GIRL, Howard Johnson, A&M LP
49 51 THE DANCE ELECTRIC, Andre Cymone, US Columbia 12in
50 48 PART-TIME LOVER, Stevie Wonder, Motown 7in
51 28 HOLIDAY, Madonna, Sire 12in
52 47 ZIG ZAG/CONQUEST (REMIXES), Brass Construction, Capitol 12in
53 27 I WISH HE DIDN’T TRUST ME SO MUCH, Bobby Womack, MCA Records 12in
54 64 WAS DOG A DOUGHNUT?, Jellybean, EMI America LP
55 45 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME (FULL FORCE/SHEP PETTIBONE REMIXES) Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force, CBS 12in
56 58 SO SMOOTH, Krystal Davis, US Urban Rock Records 12in
57 85 A LITTLE PAIN, P.P. Arnold, 10 Records 12in
58 55 SUPERFINE (FROM BEHIND), Skool Boyz, US Columbia 12in
59 — CAN I TAKE YOU HOME TONIGHT, John Ingram, Mirror Records 12in
60 62 (KRUSH GROOVE) CAN’T STOP THE STREET, Chaka Khan, US Warner Bros 12in
61 84 LOVE IS IN SEASON (CANDLELIGHT MIX), Peter Royer, Club 12in
62 56 HOT PURSUIT!, Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
63 52 OFF THE WALL, Paul Scott, US Ace Beat 12in
64 — DREAMS NEVER DIE/JUST A MATTER OF TIME/SAY YOU LOVE ME Jennifer Holliday, Geffen Records LP
65 — ALL I WANT IS MY BABY, Roberta Gilliam, US Sutra 12in
66 re LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
67 re THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, The System, Boiling Point 12in
68 — THE OAK TREE, Morris Day, US Warner Bros 12in
69 57 FALL DOWN (SPIRIT OF LOVE), Tramaine, US A&M 12in
70 49 IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
71 re STARTIN’ ALL OVER AGAIN, Brass Construction, Capitol LP
72 re KISS/I’M YOUR SUGAR, Sugarfoot, Warner Bros LP
73 69 ROCK IT, Merchant, Hot Vinyl 12in
74 27 SO BABY DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT/WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE TIMES?/GYPSY WOMAN, Bobby Womack, US MCA LP
75 — STANDING RIGHT HERE/HOLD BACK THE NIGHT, Melba Moore/The Trammps, Buddah/WEA 12in promo
76 60 GET UP OFFA THAT THING (GODFATHER II ), Screamin’ Tony Baxter, 4th + B’way 12in
77 — SUNSHINE, Warren Mills, Jive 12in
78 78 GET TO THIS GET TO THAT, Sly & Robbie Band, Island 12in
79 74 WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (SPECIAL CLUB REMIX)/(MONSTER GROOVE MIX), Melba Moore, Capitol 12in promo
80 83 BODY ROCK (JELLYBEAN MIX), Maria Vidal, EMI America 12in
81 68 GENTLE/MOVE ON/GAMES/THAT BODY, Frederick, US Heat LP
82 — SHE’S NOT A SLEAZE/THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ (LIKE YOUR LOVIN’), Paul Laurence, US Capitol 12in
83 — WHO DO YOU LOVE, Bernard Wright, US Manhattan 12in
84 — NIGHT LIGHTS, Toney Lee, US Critique 12in
85=61 L.O.S. (LOVE ON SIGHT), Colors, 4th + B’way 12in
85=67 DANCING ON THE JAGGED EDGE, Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
85=— THE SHOW/LA-DI-DA-DI, Doug E Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew, US Reality Records 12in
01 01 VANITY, Carol Jiani, Record Shack 12in
02 08 THE MEN IN MY LIFE, Miriam Lee, Passion 12in white label
03 04 REFLECTIONS, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in white label
04 03 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
05 10 THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN, Hazell Dean, Parlophone 12in promo
06 09 STREETFIGHTER, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, US Curb 12in
07 02 BLACK KISSES, Curtie & The Boom Box, RCA 12in
08 19 VERTIGO, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack LP
09 20 WHISPER TO A SCREAM, Bobby O/Claudja Barry, US MemoVision 12in
10 18 NO FRILLS LOVE, Jennifer Holliday, Geffen LP
11 17 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS, Menage, US Profile 12in
12 15 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (1985 BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
13 07 BIT BY BIT, Stephanie Mills, MCA Records 12in
14 14 EATEN ALIVE (REMIX), Diana Ross, US RCA 12in
15 24 STANDING, Nick Eastside & Loleatta Holloway, US Rocky 12in
16 29 FUTURE BRAIN, Den Harrow, Italian Baby 12in
17 12 HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCIN’ YET, Faces, MKO 12in
18 05 BODY ROCK (MEGAMIX), Maria Vidal, Dutch Chart 12in bootleg
19 11 ENDLESS ROAD, Time Bandits, CBS 12in
20 28 STARSTRUCK LOVER, Boiling Point, Canadian Power 12in
21 22 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
22 NE I HEAR TALK (REMIX), Bucks Fizz, US Disconet LP
23 25 SO MANY MEN — MEDLEY, Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
24 16 CRYING MY HEART OUT, Madleen Kane, US TSR LP
25 06 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY (SYLVESTER MIX), Jeanie Tracy, US Megatone 12in
26 30 LOVE OASIS, Patris, US Emergency 12in
27 30 FANTASY, Lian Ross, German ZYX 12in
28 26 THE EASY WAY OUT/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
29 30 FINGERS, Lea, US Oh My! 12in
30=23 HOMOSEXUALITY, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
30=13 IF LOOKS COULD KILL (REMIX), Pamala Stanley, US Mirage 12in
Beats Per Minute for the last few week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):
Bowie/Jagger (0-)130½f, Bonnie Tyler 149f, Stevie Wonder 174½f, Marillion 0-69½-71-0r, Thompson Twins (0-)111½c-0f, Madness 112/56f, Huey Lewis & The News 117½f, Bryan Ferry 127-0r, Midge Ure 126¾f, Red Box 0-86/43-86/172-43-172f, Bananarama (0-)117½f, Cliff Richard (0-)137f, Marc Almond 137-132-133-130-0r, Lloyd Cole 63½-127f, Rene & Angela 108f, Billy Idol 165½r, Blancmange 112f, Five Star 119¼f, Cameo 110¾f, Scritti Politti (0-)104½f, Black Lace 120c, China Crisis 121½f, Tears For Fears ‘STC’ 0-129f, John Parr (0-)110¾f, Bucks Fizz 124f, Atlantic Starr (0-)108¼f, Royalle Delite 108¾f, Sister Sledge 113r, Jaki Graham 90f, The Pogues 62-125½-124-60-0c, Dream Academy 134f, Hipsway (0-)122r, Tears For Fears ‘PS’ (0-)119f, 7th Heaven 110¾-110¼f, Bon Jovi 0-106½f, Motley Crue 134-138-134½-138-0c, Saxon 0-136½f.
One thought on “September 21, 1985: Collage, Stevie Wonder, Andre Cymone, Haywoode, The System”
A first specific mention this week for Stock Aitken Waterman, now in the middle of their short-lived soul phase, but still churning out “yet more vacuous rattling” elsewhere!