34 04604 Eye Talk
Produced by Zeus B. Held
Released on February 1984
UK CHART POSITION #69 (charted Feb 18, 1984 for 2 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
34 04604 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]

K ronomyth 3.1: TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING. In the waning hours of Twilight, the final incarnation of Fashion twinkled in the nightsky with “Eye Talk” and was gone. Alan Darby’s lowbrow observation on the art of flirting is actually a pretty decent track; a notch better than the product on Fabrique anyway. As a lead singer, Darby leaves a lot to be desired, but as a songwriter he’s an upgrade over De Harriss. Producer Zeus B. Held, one of the few holdovers from Fabrique, gives it his golden touch: cutting-edge synthesizers, crisp guitars and faux fretless bass. Both sides of this single (and, by extension, Twilight of Idols) should appeal to connoisseurs of new romantic music--the kind of folks whose ears prick up at the sound of Visage or Classix Nouveaux. Sure it’s style over substance, but the band was called Fashion not Filosofy. There's also a video of the band lip-synching this on the UK show Razzamatazz.

TRACK LISTING

  1. EYE TALK    (Alan Darby)    3:23
  2. SLOW DOWN    (Alan Darby)    4:11

    UK 12-inch single
  3. EYE TALK (MUTANT VERSION)
  4. EYE TALK (VERSION)
  5. SLOW DOWN

    US 12-inch single
  6. EYE TALK (MUTANT VERSION)    9:17
  7. EYE TALK (SPECIAL LP VERSION)    2:30
  8. EYE TALK (SINGLE VERSION)    3:23

CREDITS

return to FASHION discography

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/NET February 1984 CBS/De Stijl 7"/12 A/TA-4106 picture sleeve
US 1984 Epic 7" 34 04604  
US 1984 Epic 7PRO 34 04604 feat. A only
US 1984 Epic 12 49 05051  

 

For more discographies visit...
progrography

© 2011 Connolly & Company. All rights reserved.