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Tag: EMI

Talk Talk – My Foolish Friend

They may have been label-mates with Duran Duran, but while Le Bon and co. jetted off to tropical climes for their videos, Talk Talk got a Super Saver to Halifax. Amazing.

Dusty Springfield – Occupy Your Mind

Come 1990, Dusty Springfield was in the curious position of being popular again. She had basically ruled much of the 1960s, leading a female invasion of the charts that sometimes gets overlooked by the one […]

Kate Bush – Suspended in Gaffa

A luxury most pop stars don’t enjoy these days is the freedom to do whatever the hell they like and hang the consequences. In 1982 and nearly five years into her career, […]

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You

Question: can you have a hit so gay it irrevocably changes your career? Even damages it? Answer: yes you can. Case in point: Go West by Pet Shop Boys. Back in 1993 Neil Tennant was yet […]

Frida Sundemo – Snow

I’m often puzzled by the way record companies go about their business. If you were running a shop and had an exciting new product, would you leave it in the […]

Talk Talk – Living in Another World

No-one could ever accuse Talk Talk of selling out for short-term gain. More than any other band of their time they appeared to be on a very specific journey, one that […]

Roisin Murphy – You Know Me Better

There’s a certain kind of satisfaction to be had in liking an artist who never quite crosses over into the mainstream. A perverse satisfaction, sure, but you get to feel […]