Usually when I hear a singer like this, I'm having nightmares of being trapped in a bad 80's karaoke, but for some reason I was sucked in my this band. The vocal are different, that's for sure, and musically it's perhaps a little too happy for me at most time in normal circumstances. I honestly say that yes, I am a sucker for this band (am I crazy?), and adore mostly this track in 'Pinky Blue', but furthermore enjoy most of what I've heard by the band. Yes, Altered Images, with squeaky on vocals, had me constantly humming and tapping (and you know that's always a bad sign). This dance version is even more addictive, as it sounds like perfect pop to me. This is the way some other bands in the 80's should have made music, instead of that dribbling syrup crap they did make. So is it such a bad thing to have a singer who is high on helium? In this case I argue no! I'm not sure it would sound the same, nor stick out in a crowd as much. Give this a few listens, either you will be humming and tapping too, or maybe I'll see you in some karaoke bar somewhere singing 'Karma Chameleon'.
Track 1, Pinky Blue (Dance Mix)
Track 2, Jump Jump/Think That It Might (Sequed Dance Mix)
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UK Epic Records 1982, EPC-A-13-2426
Personal rating 4/5