Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Naked Eyes, "Always Something There To Remind Me"

"Always Something There To Remind Me" was originally one of the many Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs that Dionne Warwick covered. It was eventually covered by the British songstress Sandi Shaw, and made it's way to the synth-pop duo "Naked Eyes," which consisted of childhood friends Pete Byrne and Rob Fisher. They had a hit with it in 1983, aka "The Year of the Video." Burt Bacharach has cited Naked Eyes' version as being a favorite.

Naked Eyes just missed being a "one-hit wonder" by having one other smaller hit, "Promises, Promises." They broke up not long after their hits. Byrne did session work-- you can hear him on Stevie Wonder's hit "Part-time Lover." He continues to work in the music business. Fisher formed another duo, Climie Fisher. He died in 1999 following stomach surgery.


dmarks said...

It always seemed like that song was about herpes.

lulu said...

I love that song

Tenacious S said...

Please pick a video soon that I've actually forgotten. I loved this one too!