Showing posts with label Errol Brown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Errol Brown. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Love goes up and down - Errol Brown

Although 2016 has confronted us with morality in a big way - with David Bowie, Prince and several other big names in music departing - last year was no small matter either. In February Visage's face Steve Strange passed away, and in May we lost Errol Brown, the frontman of Hot Chocolate.

It's easy to forget that beside his 18 years with that band, he also released a handful of solo releases in the late Eighties. 'Love goes up and down' was his fourth solo effort, which only got to number 89 in the UK singles chart. If you listen to the song here, you'll hopefully agree that the song was very much underrated.

My collection: 7" single no. 5853
Found: Moses Records, Vienna
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Love goes up and down' / 'Thank you'

Listen to the song

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Personal touch - Errol Brown

After the band Hot Chocolate disbanded in 1987, lead singer Errol Brown attempted a solo career. His debut solo single was this one, 'Personal touch', produced by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. Released in July 1987, the single peaked at number 25 in the UK singles chart.

What's interesting is that the B-side of this single is actually more engaging than the A-side. Based around a gimmicky sound of a ringing telephone, it demands your attention throughout the song. In my opinion, this is a double A-side.

My collection: 7" single no. 3977
Found: Record Exchange, London, August 5, 2009
Cost: 50p
Tracks: 'Personal touch' / 'Why don't you call me'

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