, thank you very much for the RAI info! Much appreciated Gambo
, I'm surprised you don't like "Camouflage" though I understand how the song can be divisive. As for Red Box, I happen to like their album "Circle & Square". haven't listened to it for a long time now but remember it being quite good. My fave track from them is "Chenko" (early single version). They won't be appearing, though
As for Europe, them being from Sweden was their undoing (one of the main things at least), as they just couldn't have been taken as seriously as the US bands of the same genre (though I'm not at all sure they're in any way inferior to the likes of Bon Jovi). Still, for European band to succeed on their scale was quite an achievement (though I'm not a fan at all), matched by very few.
Now, another global smash from the same time - and another one from Giorgio Moroder (he had a few entries here already). The band, though, was far from one trick pony musically - one of the first US bands that have taken up synthesizers as a base for their sound and made lots of great upbeat music in the first half of the 1980s. "The Metro", "No More Words", "Dancing in Berlin" - classic tunes. And them championing Ultravox and proclaiming them as the main influence warmed me to these guys immensely
Still, by 1986 they were in trouble both musically and personally (like so many other "New Wave" bands, including Ultravox, unfortunately), so this song, seemingly made to make them big stars, completely overshadowed the band and created tensions as it wasn't being written by them and actually featured only a singer on recording (!). So they disappeared by late 1987 and only came back in late 1990s - on much lower scale, of course, and with only their singer as an original member remaining. Still going, though, releasing albums and getting a bit of respect finally for their contribution. Nice band, the first two albums are recommended without reservations
Haven't seen the movie, though. Is it any good and worth my time and effort?