Friday, March 19, 2010

Fade to grey

Any Eighties' hit compilation should include this 1980 one-hit wonder from British New Romantics icons Visage, which included Midge Ure of Ultravox fame. Backed by a wall of synthesizer sounds, lead singer Strange whispers his sketchy lyrics, whilst an unidentified girl murmurs lines in French. Fade to grey is at the same time bizarre and catching, and can be enjoyed both as great music to listen to and as a fantastic dance record.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)