Go West

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s pop new wave soft rock rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Cox (17 November 1955, London, England; vocals) and Richard Drummie (b. 20 March 1959, England; guitar, keyboard, vocals) were a songwriting partnership before forming Go West in 1982. The publishers, ATV Music, had teamed them up to write with artists such as Peter Frampton and David Grant. Chrysalis Records signed the duo and the result was a string of quality pop rock hits in 1985 with, ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Don’t Look Down’ and a successful debut album. Sylvester Stallone heard the latter and liked it, and they wrote ‘One Way Street’ for theRocky IV soundtrack. The songs were well crafted, well-arranged and produced and they used a regular session crew of talented and innovative players. Cox’s voice was strong and distinctive and the Godley And Creme video for ‘We Close Our Eyes’ was extremely inventive. Indian Summer came after a lengthy gap and they demonstrated that they had...

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