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Monday, 6 November 2017

Pretenders Of Love

That was a tough week just gone and probably one to come (for various reasons but y'know, onwards and upwards- we still have music to keep us going). Shark Vegas were a Berlin based band, containing Mark Reeder, who was the Factory Records man in Germany. He put together Shark Vegas, and went through some line up changes including a drummer, Tommy Wiedler, who went on to The Bad Seeds. They supported New Order in 1984 and had a song (You Hurt Me) that was produced by Bernard Sumner and Donald Johnson (as Be Music). Bernard wanted to release as a single and played guitar over the end section. In 1987 a compilation called Young, Popular And Sexy (FAC US 17) was released in the US and Australia. On it was this long forgotten song, a bit of a lost electro-pop classic- yes, there are bits of it where it sounds massively like New Order.

Pretenders Of Love

I don't have a MP3 of You Hurt Me but here's the 12" version from Youtube (FAC 111 and recorded at Conny Plank's studio in 1984).


Anonymous said...

sorry you're having tough weeks, you set yourself a hard task blogging daily along with all other life demands. i think i might last a week and then maybe be sporadic, but you seem to 'keep on keeping on'. cheers to you matey.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks Anon. I think if I didn't force myself to blog daily, it would dwindle away.

C said...

Sorry to hear about the tough weeks - all the best to you,SA. And yes please keep on keeping on!

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about the tough week. Here's hoping this week is a bit better