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Album Review

As you might expect, there's nothing on B-Movie's sole album for Sire that quite matches the atmospheric club hit "Nowhere Girl," one of new wave's classic moments. But the U.K. trio, led by singer Steve Hovington, weren't your average one-hit wonders, either. On Forever Running, they offered walloping dance beats (on the title track and the single "Switch On-Switch Off") and shimmering creations built around Paul Statham's piano and guitar ("My Ship of Dreams"), finding success in both approaches. And on the majestic, haunting "Just an Echo," B-Movie came closer to recapturing the melancholy glory of "Nowhere Girl" than anyone had a right to expect. However, by side two, the band had run short on ideas, and committed a common but still inexcusable faux pas with the last track — a remake of "Nowhere Girl" that, needless to say, is far inferior to the original. Still, the good material here is good indeed, and certainly belongs in the collection of any true '80s fan.

Customer Reviews

It's About Time!!

I have so many fond memories if this album from back when I was in high school. Aside from having the defenitive version of Nowhere Girl, it is solid all the way through. My favorite track, hands down, is Just An Echo. What a great album.

not the best version of Nowhere Girl

would really prefer to have the 1982 Maxi- version with the long synthesizer intro...

At long last!

Nowhere Girl, a classic single from the 80s. I saw these guys at The Stone in San Francisco and they were even better live. Along with this band, I recommend Love and Money, The Snake Corps, Comsat Angels, and The Chameleons. Oh, add Modern Eon to the list. That should make a great 80s compilation.

Biography

Formed: 1979 in Mansfield, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s

The new wave band B-Movie's most recognizable record became more popular long after the combo had split up. Named after an Andy Warhol painting, B-Movie formed in 1979 with Steve Hovington (vocals), Paul Statham (guitars), Graham Boffey (drums), and Rick Holliday (keyboards). Inspired by synth-pop pioneers like Ultravox and New Order, B-Movie wrote catchy songs enveloped in keyboards. The group was signed to the Some Bizarre record label in the early '80s; in 1981, the band appeared on a Some Bizarre...
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  • $8.91
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Rock, Adult Alternative
  • Released: 1985

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