Fashiøn* ‎– The Height Of Fashion

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Move On 3:55
Love Shadow 3:43
Street Player-Mechanik 3:49
Dressed To Kill 4:16
You Only Left Your Picture 5:01
Something In Your Picture 3:10
It's Alright 4:33
White Stuff (Short Cut) 3:08
Do You Wanna Make Love? 5:53
Slow Blue 4:48
Mutant Love 5:50
Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue 4:59
Street Mechanik 7:17
Do You Wanna Make Love (At 5.00am?) 6:44
You Only Left Your Picture (Reggae Reprise) 1:06

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
260 626 Fashiøn* The Height Of Fashion(CD, Comp, RE) Arista 260 626 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CDMRED 193 Fashiøn* The Height Of Fashiøn(CD, Comp) Cherry Red CDMRED 193 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDMRED 193 Fashiøn* The Height Of Fashiøn(CD, Comp) Cherry Red CDMRED 193 UK 2014 Sell This Version

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postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

January 31, 2008
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Height Of Fashiøn, CD, Comp, CDMRED 193

Decadent techno-funk just made for cruising the slick, night streets of Berlin at 4:00 AM. in your DeLorean. If cocaine were music, this album would be the result. The band declared that this album was designed as accompaniment for "screwing and taking drugs" and I wouldn't dispute that. The slink factor here is off the map.

Zeus B. Held's production technique reached its acme here with the height of analog technology mixing beautifully with the nascent digital tech of the day. This album sounds like it cost a fortune in 1982 dollars and you can hear every cent spent. De Harris' surgical guitar licks heighten the tension. My favorite white funk album ever [sorry Heaven 17!].

A word about the bonus tracks. The cut "Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue" is not the same cut as on the A-side of the "Love Shadow" UK 12" on Arista ARIST 12483. It is a shorter, alternative mix. I believe that all of the bonus tracks are from the double play UK cassette since I have all of the UK 7" and 12" singles from this album period, and most of these cuts are not represented on those. Only Streetplayer - Mechanik (Mutant Mix Mechanik) (7:13) on ARIST 12456 may be the same track as Street Mechanik (7:17) on this release. I'd have to to A/B testing.
Does someone have the cassette to enter in the database to confirm?

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