AS you should know, are Dave Stewart and
Annie Lennox. It is now well over a year
since they made their first LP 'In The
Garden', produced by Conny Plank and
featuring contributions from Clem Burke,
Robert Gorl, Jackie Leibezeit and Holger
Czukay and released it to a forceful
round of critical indifference.
Since then three
new titles have appeared as singles
(usually with three or four additional
cuts on the rear side of the 12"
versions) recorded at their own
eight-track set up with various cohorts
shows have been infrequent and have
mostly featured Adam Williams mixing the
sound from on stage and Tim Wheater
the enfant terrible of
the classical flute world. These
appearances were often lacking in
spontaneity due to the precise dictates
of the pre-recorded drum tracks.
Dave and Annie have been treading the
boards with Robert Crash (an
intercontinental commuter who has a
studio in Berlin and connections with
cable TV in New York) who adds his own
special brand of percussion. His flailing
sticks are even used to strike a synth
and thus produce notes instead of beats.
currently 'bubbling under' single release
is 'Love Is A Stranger'. For most of the
general public this is the first taste of
Eurythmics and its relative success is a
result of ears succumbing to the merits
of the disc itself rather than minds
being swayed by the 'ex-Tourists'
slag-tag that has stood in the way of
acceptance in the fad-happy rock media.
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