Song: Maximum Acceleration
New wave awesomeness that arrived in 1978, from the Manchester band’s third album, Systems of Romance. It was a solid album with interesting moments that piqued the interest of at least some critics, but as a commercial enterprise it was a flop. It was also the last album with lead vocalist John Foxx; the band was to shortly change its sound and go on to achieve greater fame and commercial success with Midge Ure as frontman. Darkly futuristic and synth-heavy yet still sporting nicely abrasive electric guitar, Maximum Acceleration emanates a low-slung, sinister vibe. Call it a triumph of style over substance.
Posted by Max MacDonald