Feb 26, 2009

The Anvil (Dance Mix)/Frequency 7 - Visage

Visage, a British pop band Formed in 1978, the band became closely linked to the burgeoning New Romantic fashion movement of the early 1980s.

Founder members Steve Strange and Rusty Egan were hosting club nights at Blitz in London at the time and were eager to find new music to play, ultimately opting to create music themselves. Strange commented about the meaning of the band's name: "The meaning of Visage, apart from being French for face, is that the Vis is for the visual side of the band... and the Age is the new age in dance music. That's how I see it."

Initially, the band also included Midge Ure. Ure and Egan began working with Strange during their last days with band The Rich Kids, Strange himself just leaving the new wave band The Photons. The trio recorded a demo which included a cover of the Zager and Evans hit "In the Year 2525". Visage signed to Radar Records and released their first single, "Tar", in September 1979. The single failed to chart, but the band managed to secure a deal with a larger record company (Polydor) the following year.

1980 saw the release of their second single, "Fade to Grey". The single became a huge hit (making the top ten in the UK and topping the chart in several other countries) and was quickly followed by the release of their self-titled debut album which was also a chart success.

This is my own creation the "could have been" single fom Visage...

The Anvil (Night Club School)
Frequency 7
Frequency 7 (Dance Mix)
The Anvil (Dance Mix)


* The Anvil (Dance Mix)/Frequency 7 - Visage

Visage - The Anvil

Feb 6, 2009

Shake It Up and I'm Hot Tonight - EG Daily

Elizabeth (E.G.) Daily signed with A&M Records in 1985, (Working with John "Jellybean" Benitez and Stephen Bray) it was in 1986 that she released the single "Say It, Say It". The song only made it to #70 on Billboard Hot 100, but claimed the #1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Her songs "Shake It Up" and "I'm Hot Tonight" (included below) were included on the Giorgio Moroder produced soundtrack Scarface and were later included in the lineup of fictional radio station Flashback 95.6 in the Grand Theft Auto III video game. These same songs were also included in the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game, which is based on the 1983 film.

She also had a top 10 hit in 1987 with the song "Mind Over Matter" which is featured in the movie Summer School. Daily is a musician as well as a singer; she plays guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and percussion. She also has a track on The Breakfast Club soundtrack called "Waiting".

Daily has most recently released a single titled "Beautiful" that was made available through iTunes on April 29, 2008.

Shake It Up and I'm Hot Tonight


* EG Daily trax

EG was in Valley Girl