- Mysteries and Jealousies Listen
- In Love
- Don't vanish it's a Love Attack Listen
- Night Vision Girl
- Say that again
- Come and Dance
- Kissing for Pleasure Listen
- Only for You
- Miles Apart
Produced by B.D.A. Binns & G.A. Cragg (except 'Miles Apart' - Bobby Summerfield)
All songs written by: B.D.A. Binns
1985, WEA International, WIC 8021 (Cassette ZWI 8021)
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This mid 80's album was a good example of the synthpop of the day. It
features some great tunes, noteably "Mysteries & Jealousies", "Miles Apart"
and "Only for You". With the exception of the latter, all the tracks are up
tempo some almost reaching frantic pace. There is the occasional guitar
workout and the electric drums feature quite prominantly on a lot of tracks.
(Drums courtesy of a guy who lectured Law at Wits University, but whose name
escapes me now) The closing track "Chased" cleverly opens with a synthesised
"township" guitar sound, which is quite interesting.
Most of the songs are about that age old topic... love and although the back
cover of the album features rose coloured spectacles, they usually deal with
some of the realities of life & love. Songs like "Only For You" does
occasionally become a little sentimental, but not enough so to distract one.
Bernard Binns' distinct vocal delivery completes the Helicopters sound of
this album which if one was to be hyper critical does sound dated. However
most of the synthpop from the 80s sounds dated now. This was one of the best
of it's genre in South Africa.
-- John Samson, July 2000
Info supplied by John Samson, April 2000
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