Adult Net: Where Were You / Over the River

adult net_ where were you

Format: 7″

Label: Fontana (BRX 2)

Country: UK

Year: 1989

Price paid: $1.50

Purchased at: My Mind’s Eye, Cleveland OH


You’re looking good it’s hard to fight it

No use explaining, I’ve already decided

That living with you’s worse than living without you

I won’t spend a lifetime worrying about you

‘Where Were You’ was Brix’s highest-charting single, reaching #66 on the UK charts. It was released in this standard version and a gatefold version. A brief history of the band and its connections is discussed in the description of her LP ‘The Honey Tangle’ although I will mention here that the band consisted in part of Clem Burke (Blondie), James Eller (The The), and Craig Gannon (The Smiths.)

The song is indicative of the entire album- jangly power-pop with more than a tinge of neo-psychedelia. Hazy and dreamlike, similar in tone to other UK ‘blonde’ bands of the period, but with a unique spin to the subgenre- in no small part due Brix’s distinctively whiny yet lilting voice.

The sleeve art is a slick sensuous electric blue delight designed by John Warwicker, an artist responsible for many of Adult Net’s sleeves as well as designing for genre bands such as Iggy Pop, Susan Vega, The Thompson Twins, and Duran Duran.

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