|Produced by Mark Miller Mundy|
|Released on January 1980|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|IS 49121 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
K ronomyth 8.2: BROKESMODEL. Enter the arm candy to the burned-out polemicists, blowing smoke in your face and telling you in a bored nonchalant way that Nietzsche was right about God but wrong about us, that babies are born dead into the world and drink death from the breasts of dying mothers. In this new Orwellian world of Nein Teen Hatey, likewise heralded in the detached, absurd observations of David Bowie, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Ultravox, Laurie Anderson and many others, we were automatons moving to a life remembered, possibly stolen from a past generation, playing the cold war games of kindertoten. On the title track to the prodigal daughterís triumphant return, Faithfull feeds us the truth that communication must be broken in a world where confrontation is all thatís spoken. A pedestrian melody plods on, synthesizers whoosh in and out like hurried ghosts, and a parched voice cries dry tears for the dying. Itís not the best track on Broken English, but rather a secondhand war story written from the revolutionaryís armchair, rendered here in an edited three-minute version. Still, itís a cool track that helped launch a year in which rock musicians rushed to meet the not-so-fantastic predictions of Orwell and Huxley halfway and thensome.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US/CAN||January 1980||Island||7"/7PRO||IS 49121||Promo feat. A mono on flip|
|FRA||1980||Island||7"||6010 178||picture sleeve|
|GER||1980||Island||7"/12||101 249-100/600 158-213||picture sleeve|
|UK||May 1982||Island||7"/12||MF/12MF-100||picture sleeve|
|US||Island||7"||7-94997||see reissue track listing|
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