Well honestly I don't know what to say. Had I not already have heard Fade to Grey I would not have known this was Visage. Which means as you may have guessed, nothing else on the album sounds like it. Not that I was hoping it would, but some part of me really want to hear some more of that sultry French murmuring in the back ground on perhaps another song? I know I'm not the only one, come on now, don't leave me hanging here....Anyone? Anyone?..
So which songs did I like? I like Tar, that song to me is candy for your ears, not so much the lyrics but all of the sounds and rhythms that were produced to create it..very cool. Same with Malapaso Man, lots of percussion, I love percussion! Steps was very good as well, short, sweet and to the point. I like that too. As a matter of fact if you blink you might miss the whole album, the majority of the songs are only 3-4 minutes long and there are only ten of them.
The jury is still out on how I feel about the album as a whole. I don't hate it, but it's not quite what I thought it was going to be. I will give it a few more listens and let some of the other songs grow on me, like "Moon Over Moscow" and "Blocks on Blocks" A lot of theses songs are reminiscent of some of John Foxx's stuff which I do like very much.
I will say however I am glad to have in in my 80s Music Library as it was a long time coming. Who knows I might even have some one to thank for that. After all Limahl recently referenced Visage in his song 1983. But seeing as I cannot tell a lie, I had already purchased it before I heard the song :) (Yay! I'm psychic!) What can I say, there was a lot of Steve Strange buzz going around Twitter at the time, I just jumped into the vortex and ran with it ;) Next on the list of albums to blog? Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Welcome to The PleasureDome very excited about that one. Ciao For Now!
In closing, I will thank Limahl for giving a shout out to Visage and several other bands that were cresting the 80s New Wave Era, everyone likes to be appreciated every now and then.