Showing posts with label Susanna Hoffs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Susanna Hoffs. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Only love - Susanna Hoffs

The third and last single from Susanna Hoffs' solo album 'When you're a boy' was so unsuccessful that I didn't even know it existed until I saw it two years after it was released. It didn't chart anywhere. The B-side of the single features a non-album track, 'You were on my mind', which is slightly different from the very polished material on the album.

There was no picture disc edition of this single, unlike the two previous ones. If it existed, I would have bought it.

My collection: 7" single no. 2048
Found: Record fair, November 13, 1993
Cost: 4 guilders
Tracks: 'Only love' / 'You were on my mind'

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Unconditional love - Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs followed up her debut solo single 'My side of the bed' with another track from her album 'When you're a boy': 'Unconditional love'. The song was written by Kelly, Steinberg and Cyndi Lauper. The single did not chart in America and the Netherlands, and in the UK it peaked at number 65. I guess that means it wasn't a hit anywhere then.

In the UK the single was also released as a picture disc, just like its predecessor. I found it in 1996 together with the other one, so buying the two of them was a logical decision. The B-side of the regular single and the picture disc single is the non-album track 'Circus girl'.

My collection: 7" single no. 1446 / 7" single no. 2669
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, June 15, 1991 / Record fair, Leeds, June 30, 1996
Cost: 3,5 guilders / 1 pound
Tracks: 'Unconditional love' / 'Circus girl'
Download: here

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

My side of the bed - Susanna Hoffs

The Bangles had a big hit with 'Walk like an Egyptian' in 1986. In the video, Susanna Hoffs was the one that caught the eye of the viewer the most, with an innocent look and big seductive eyes. It should be no wonder, then, that her first solo single in 1991 was titled 'My side of the bed'. It's just enough to make any man fantasize away.

Well anyway - with those smouldering looks and such a great voice, I bought the single when it came out and the cd soon after that. But I was surprised five years later when I found out that there was also a picture disc 7" of this single - with quite a different photograph of Susanna on it. At one pound, I couldn't resist buying that one too. So now I have two editions of this single. Well, not a problem. It's still very nice to look at those pictures.

My collection: 7" single no. 1394 / 7" single no. 2668
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, March 2, 1991 / Record fair, Leeds, June 30, 1996
Cost: 6 guilders / 1 pound
Tracks: 'My side of the bed' / 'Made of stone'
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