Kajagoogoo ‎– White Feathers

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White Feathers 3:28
Too Shy 3:44
Lies And Promises 2:51
Magician Man 3:42
Kajagoogoo (Instrumental) 3:10
Ooh To Be Ah 3:14
Ergonomics 3:12
Hang On Now 3:26
This Car Is Fast 3:32
Frayo 4:15

Versions (47)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1A 264-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI 1A 264-07728 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
4XT 17094 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XT 17094 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
TC-EMC 3433 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMC 3433 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TC-EMC 3433 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMC 3433 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
14C 262 07728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI 14C 262 07728 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
3C 264 07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album) EMI 3C 264 07728 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
2C 266-07.728, 2C 070-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album, Dol) Pathé Marconi EMI, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 266-07.728, 2C 070-07728 France 1983 Sell This Version
4XT 17094 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album, Pla) EMI America 4XT 17094 US 1983 Sell This Version
2C 266-07728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(Cass, Album, Whi) Pathé Marconi EMI, EMI Records Ltd. 2C 266-07728 France 1983 Sell This Version
4XT 17094 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(Cass, Album, Win) EMI America 4XT 17094 US 1983 Sell This Version
14C 062-07728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 14C 062-07728 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3433 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3433 India 1983 Sell This Version
EMCJ(L) 5306 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMCJ(L) 5306 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3433 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-07728 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
LSEMI 11034, EMC 3433 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) Jugoton, EMI LSEMI 11034, EMC 3433 Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
EMS-91060 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMS-91060 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 UK 1983 Sell This Version
11C 080-07728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 11C 080-07728 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
10C 066-007728, 10C 066-007.728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 10C 066-007728, 10C 066-007.728 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3433 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
31C 064 87728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 87728 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
8163 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 8163 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
ST-17094 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17094 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-07728 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
3C 064-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064-07728 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
2C 070-07.728, 2C 070-07728, 2 C 070 07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 2C 070-07.728, 2C 070-07728, 2 C 070 07728 France 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
EMS-91060 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, 2nd) EMI EMS-91060 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
46947 8, 46 947 8, 1A 064-07728 KajaGooGoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Club) EMI, EMI, EMI, Bertelsmann Club 46947 8, 46 947 8, 1A 064-07728 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
103-04480 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 103-04480 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
ST-17094 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Jac) EMI America ST-17094 US 1983 Sell This Version
31C 064 87728 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Promo) EMI 31C 064 87728 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
EMS-91060 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMS-91060 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ST-17094 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(LP, Album, Win) EMI America ST-17094 US 1983 Sell This Version
S21-17608 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE) One Way Records (6) S21-17608 US 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-7637 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-7637 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-3018 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-3018 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
TOCP-53049 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, Promo) EMI TOCP-53049 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 73963 2 8 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM) EMI 7243 4 73963 2 8 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) EMI none UK 2004 Sell This Version
7243 4 73962 2 9 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI 7243 4 73962 2 9 UK 2004 Sell This Version
72434-73962-2-9 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, Capitol Records 72434-73962-2-9 US 2004 Sell This Version
TOCP-70580 Kajagoogoo White Feathers(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-70580 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

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Hi_NRG_Rules

Hi_NRG_Rules

November 17, 2018
referencing White Feathers, Cass, Album, Win, 4XT 17094
Too Shy (Midnight Mix) is the Mark Kamins version. This version is also on 1993's compilation "Too Shy-The Singles And More."
lesliedugger

lesliedugger

September 3, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing White Feathers, LP, Album, Jac, ST-17094
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Crijevo

Crijevo

September 16, 2009
referencing White Feathers, LP, Album, EMC 3433, OC 062-07 728
Kajagoogoo, whether by name or their over the top image, is probably one of the reasons why most people dislike the Eighties. Well, the irony is - the Eighties needed this kind of decadence to push things forward, or at least push them around for the time being. It seemed all you ever needed is a ridiculous haircut to go along Top of the Pops and make it big. New Romantics in particular never denied that fact themselves. Some of them aimed for the kitch factor and scored it big - at least for a moment.

Horrific dress codes aside - and Kajagoogoo were a typical boy band of their time - but they seemed to have luckily avoided the bandwagon jump, fitting in with a new wave frame just perfect. The whole of delivery on White Feathers immediately links with their labelmates, and in terms of production also patrons - Duran Duran. Nick Rhodes was after all the main producer here alongside Colin Thurston. While Seven & the Ragged Tiger album provided that group's creative peak, White Feathers silently reflected the light version of Duran Duran with superb keys and irresistable dance rhythms.

Musically, the album is rich and potent with good energy. There isn't much philosophy in it, despite its desperate grasp of such appeal (Ergonomics for instance). It is fun to listen to and rediscover the ghosts of the Eighties new wave confection past with White Feathers - Limahl providing the main blueprint here which served a fine frontman tone to the group. However, inner struggles proved them short lasting, hype rather than talented bunch of musicians which they were.

The title song opener gives the album a good kickstart - it is a typical 1983 groove box. Nice bass slaps and synthesizers subtly informing the track. Too Shy, ironically their best remembered single with one of the most annoying refrains in pop-music history continues a bit slower - the arrangement is great but it is too cheesy the moment things reach the boiling point with the line "Hey Girl - move a little closer".

By the time Lies and Promises reach the ear, we witness a downside to White Feathers. In its instant hit approach this one leans heavily towards catchy rhythm of the opening title track but it is just a filler with little substance and ranks among the weakest examples on the album. Magician Man repairs some of the damage with its discreet exotic brush. The number that closes side one of the LP is simply credited to the group itself. Kajagoogoo is a finely arranged intermezzo.

Side two opens with another, although more memorable, copycat affair. This time its a Too Shy rewrite called Ooh To be Ah (almost like an Abba wordplay with a hint at Dancing Queen). The song arrangement is once again a fine musical achievement in terms of white boy funk, but the refrain burns its sense of perfection. Ergonomics, once again hitting faster on the beat, tries desperately to explain how industry works (all across the land it's made for the hand). Its sincerely naive, funny little tune.

Hang On Now is a deserved hit and is the best song on the whole album (in tone, much closer to lazy jazz pop sound of a certain Everything But the Girl than trendy New Romantics imprint). Where Too Shy and Ooh To Be Ah fail, Hang On Now successfully delivers its fine air of mistique to a standard pop song.

This Car Is Fast ranks along White Feathers as one of the album's finer moments - musically. Frayo is a fine closing number with film noir atmosphere.

In all, the album was a deserved commercial success but this success is also its worst enemy. Kajagoogoo were aspired to a trend despite their playing skills. It's a nasty little bag of tricks that couldn't get away from the bubblegum effect it created just the same. Still it is a fine listen on occasion, most notably birthday parties where guests will feel caught up in their own memory about this band - whether they liked the group or not.