|No production credits|
|Released on 1982|
|US CHART POSITION #188|
|Find it at GEMM|
|ARE 38399 cover
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K ronomyth 3.0: STAY-SESS. This was the end of the line for Lene, leaving Nina Hagen as the lone yodeling witch in the woods for a while. Nunsexmonkrock, Fearless, those were revolutionary albums. No-Man’s-Land is a creative standing in place since Flex. It does contain the likeable “It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz),” which only succeeds at adding another chirpy and strange cover song to her canon. The rest of the album features original material (although, in fairness, the covers were always very original too), some of it good (“Faces,” “Rocky Road”), much of it merely okay. When Lene Lovich arrived on the scene in the late 70s, women in new wave were a novelty. Since then, however, there had been the crowning of the faerie queen (Kate Bush), the goth queen (Siouxsie Sioux) and a host of alternative leading ladies who crowded Lene out of the picture. A lot of new wave pioneers never made it to the promised land (Adam & The Ants, Polyrock, Romeo Void, Suburban Lawns) and Lovich at least made it further than some. The interesting costume changes (National Party pin-up girl, Bride of Flexenstein, Tusken Raiderette) and quirky vocals would be missed, but in their place were new female artists who had been watching and listening to Lene ever since “Lucky Number.” Of her original albums, No-Man’s-Land is the least interesting destination, although she probably could have milked the formula for another album or two. That she didn’t is one reason why she’s still fondly remembered today.
LENE LOVICH -- voices, saxophone, trumpet, remix
LES CHAPPELL -- voices, guitar, synthesizer, remix, photography
MARK HAYWARD-CHAPLIN -- bass
JUSTIN HILDRETH -- drums
DEAN KLEVATT -- piano
JEFF SMITH -- synthesizer
BOGDAN WICZLING -- drums
Thomas Dolby -- synthesizer (9)
Jimmie O'Neil -- rhythm synthesizer, vocals (6)
Damian Korner, John Walls, Bryan Evans, Alvin Clark, Peter Rackham, Gordon Fordyce, Martin Rushent, Steve Nye -- engineers
Bob Clearmountain -- remix
Dick Wingate -- remix
|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|UK/NZ||1982||Stiff||LP||SEEZ-44||avail. in clear vinyl|
|GER||1991||Line||CDX||9.01074 0||w. bonus tracks|
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