'80s Oz synthpop
Scott | Sydney, Australia | 05/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just to correct the previous reviewer, this album was recorded in 1989. This makes a difference because popular music was a very different beast in 1992, with grunge taking over and synths all but forgotten. By then Aussie band Indecent Obsession had also moved onto a more rock sound which brought them considerable success in South Africa.
But this, their debut album (known as "Spoken Words" in their home country) spurred the Australian Top 10 single "Say Goodbye" and another Top 20 hit "Tell Me Something", which also hit No.31 in the US. I'm not going to say this album hasn't dated, it has, but it also delivers some well-crafted pop melodies and great memories - as a pre-teen I gave the LP quite a work out.
(It is also well-remembered for the Australia-only album cover which saw the boys posing in wet suits on the beach ... somebody has to upload that one!)"