PASSIONS you may recall, scored heavily
in the TOTP countdown with an
unmistakable slice of misty, trance-like
pop in a song called 'I'm In Love With A
German Film Star'.
voice soared through a set of evocative.
allusive lyrics whilst Clive Timperly's
delicate Echoplex guitar bathed the piece
in a gentle but concise atmospheric
transcendental-beat glide was further
pursued on their second lp, '30,000 Feet
Over China', a follow up to the far less
smooth embrace of 'Michael And Miranda'.
quiet day last December the sleeping
Sounds staff were suddenly awakened by
the angry clanging of the international
hot-line. The gabbling cadence at the
other end broke the news that Clive had
departed the outfit in Verona during an
Italian tour due to 'serious political
of Passion pleasure?
began mourning but recently came handsome
fresh product in the shape of the single,
'Africa Mine', recorded by the remaining
trio with Barbara busying herself at the
vacant fretboard. Word escaped too that a
pair of new members had joined the fold
and the five were deep into earnest
rehearsing in Harlesden.
here that I meet up with the band.
Barbara Gogan explains the current
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