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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 B 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).

4 comments:

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!

acidted said...

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