Just before I started the Rocks In The Attic blog, I had a clear-out of my vinyl collection and took anything I would never listen to down to the charity shop. There was quite a bit of stuff – mainly 80s compilations, like the Now That’s What I Call Music series and some Heavy Metal compilations with the likes of Saxon and other similarly-titled bands on them.
In that pile of records destined for the charity shop was this album, plus its predecessor, Into The Gap. I hadn’t listened to either record – in fact I don’t think I know any songs by the Thompson Twins, or at least none that I could associate the band with. I saved these two albums because I happened to notice on the back of this one that it was produced by Nile Rodgers.
This album comes with a free five track record of remixes – which I actually prefer to the actual album, as the material sounds a bit more direct and to-the-point than the songs on the album.
On listening to this record, I think I made the right decision by saving it from the charity shop. Donating this horrific record wouldn’t have been very charitable.
Hit: King For A Day
Hidden Gem: Alice (Remix)