Drowning In Berlin: The Best Of (+8 Bonus Tracks)

Drowning In Berlin: The Best Of (+8 Bonus Tracks)

by Mobiles
     
 

The Mobiles were a short-lived oddity of the new wave era, an arty British synth pop band fronted by vocalist Anna Maria, who had precisely one hit: the lurching, slightly eerie "Drowning in Berlin," a U.K. Top Ten that also became the title of their lone album and this 2006 hits collection. This CD contains all of their 1982 debut and theSee more details below

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The Mobiles were a short-lived oddity of the new wave era, an arty British synth pop band fronted by vocalist Anna Maria, who had precisely one hit: the lurching, slightly eerie "Drowning in Berlin," a U.K. Top Ten that also became the title of their lone album and this 2006 hits collection. This CD contains all of their 1982 debut and the accompanying B-sides, along with some other odds and ends and latter-day singles, making it a complete recorded works. "Drowning in Berlin" is unsettling enough to suggest that the Mobiles ventured into other dark alleys but that's not quite the case: much of the rest of this is perkier and quirkier, a bit of clenched drum machines matching cool neon keyboards and Anna Maria's dramatic flourishes. They got sillier after the album -- "Skeleton Dance" is bad British Oingo Boingo, "Build Me Up Buttercup" is a parody of new wave one-offs, while its flip, "Don't Pay the Axeman," works overtime to achieve the off-kilter sway of "Drowning in Berlin" -- but the LP has its moments of synth bliss as it conjures memories of better-known (and sadly, largely better) bands.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
Label:
Cherry Red Uk
UPC:
5013929130920
catalogNumber:
309
Rank:
109266

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mobiles   Primary Artist
David Blundell   Bass,Group Member
Anna Maria   Vocals,Group Member
Guitar Downtown   Guitar,Group Member
Eddie Fragile   Drums,Group Member
Russ Madge   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tony Bird   Engineer
David Lord   Producer
Paul Lynton   Producer
David Blundell   Songwriter,Liner Notes
Alex Ogg   Liner Notes
Scott Davies   Tracked By
Adrian Blundell   Composer
Tony Norman   Songwriter
Guitar Downtown   Songwriter
Russ Madge   Songwriter

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