Showing posts with label Wax. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wax. Show all posts

Friday, 1 January 2010

Right between the eyes - Wax

After the 1983 split of 10CC, Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold started working together in England. During a period of seven months they wrote enough songs for an album. They chose World In Action as the band name and released a single called 'Don't break my heart'. Soon afterwards they changed their name to Common Knowledge. A second single 'Victoria' was released, but both singles failed to get any attention and the album was shelved.

When they had written a new batch of songs and changed labels, they took on the name Wax. Their first album, released in 1986 was called 'Magnetic heaven' and contained their first hit single: 'Right between the eyes', whcih reached number 60 in the UK singles chart and number 25 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 4349
Found: Discostars Recordstore, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Right between the eyes' / 'Only a visitor'

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

American English - Wax

After the success of 'Building a bridge to your heart', Wax released the title track of their second album 'American English' as the second single from that album. While the single was just as upbeat and a little more dynamic than the previous one, it did not make a dent in the charts anywhere.

I don't even remember how I got to hear this track, but I do know I liked it so much that I bought it quickly.

My collection: 7" single no. 582
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, February 1, 1988
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'American English' / 'Marie Claire'

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Building a bridge to your heart - Wax

Starting off with the most confusing countdown in pop history, Wax (a duo consisting of Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman) released 'Building a bridge to your heart' as the first single of their second album 'American English'.

Although the single did not get any further than 12th place in the UK singles chart, it was a number 1 hit in Sweden and the Netherlands. It would also be their last hit in most territories.

My collection: 7" single no. 1024
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 17, 1989
Cost: 1,5 pounds
Tracks: 'Building a bridge to your heart' / 'Heaven in her bed'

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