Sunday, November 3, 2019


Artist: Fay Ray
Title: Contact You
Label: Elektra
Catalog: E1-60098
Year: 1982
Genre: new wave
Concept: A.D. Design
Cover art: A.D Design
Grade: * stars

Hey, the '80s are calling.  They want their album back.   
Seriously, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a design concept that screamed 80's more than this one.  Wonder if they borrowed the red telephone from the White House.

The band's debut LP "Contact You" wasn't half bad. Imagiine Siouxsie and the Banshees javign discovered top-40 radio and you'd get a feel for the overall sound. I was surprised to learn Sheila Macartney and her compatriots (drummer Owen Hughes, guitarist John Lovering, ax player John Taylor, and bassist Tony Travis) were from Wales.  I always thought the were a California based outfit.  Guess I should have figured it out since some of their lyrics ("Wargames") mention Wales.  

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