“Michael And Miranda” by The Passions - album review

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TJR says

The two-year-old London group came into this one on the back of two non-charting singles and a Nov' 79 session for John Peel. For their debut long-player in April, 1980, they lined-up: Barbara Gogan (guitar, vocals), Claire Bidwell (bass guitar), Clive Timperley (guitar) and Richard Williams (drums). Production duties were handled by label boss Chris Parry. Imagine if you will an early female-fronted Cure and you're in the area, with an occasional Slits-like dalliance with Jah-Rock. The future's not too bright and it's a struggle to survive - the spartan cover doesn't lie. No singles were issued from “Michael And Miranda” - their no-nonsense album statement stands alone.

The Jukebox Rebel
14-Oct-2007

A1 [02:01] 7.3.png The Passions - Pedal Fury (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
A2 [04:26] 6.3.png The Passions - Oh No It’s You (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) New Wave
A3 [02:30] 5.5.png The Passions - Snow (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
A4 [02:35] 6.4.png The Passions - Love Song (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) New Wave
A5 [03:55] 5.9.png The Passions - Man On The Tube (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
A6 [01:07] 5.3.png The Passions - Miranda (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Film Score / Incidental
B1 [03:34] 6.3.png The Passions - Obsession (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
B2 [02:34] 4.9.png The Passions - Suspicion (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) New Wave
B3 [02:04] 5.6.png The Passions - Palava (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
B4 [03:18] 7.4.png The Passions - Absentee (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) Post-Punk
B5 [02:37] 5.2.png The Passions - Brick Wall (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) New Wave
B6 [03:10] 6.4.png The Passions - Why Me (Claire Bidwell, Barbara Gogan, Clive Timperley, Richard Williams) New Wave




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