Bananarama "Rough Justice" Single (1984)
Details: Used 7" record with silver-injection labels. Rough Justice was a catchily written but topical song to address World hunger and poverty (however, with 'mixed' chart and messaging results). The contrast in the upbeat synth-pop backing track, "Live Now" fared well also, but their top singles from this self-titled album were of course "Cruel Summer" and "Robert DeNiro's Waiting...".
Description: "Reviewed at the time of release, Creem said the album had a "misty feeling that's almost nostalgic. Women don't sing like this anymore, with this kind of sighing regret. The album has curves, not edges, and it's got a texture you can float on, a shine like "Don't Worry Baby" without the harmonic intricacy. With their waif-like, wafer-thin pipes, Keren, Siobhan, and Sarah sound dazed, as though someone roused them from sleep and stuck them behind a mike."
Grade: VG+ (cover) / NM (record)
Tracklisting Side A:
1. Rough Justice
Tracklisting Side B:
1. Live Now