1 Oct 1982
The Bottom Line:
Commercial single that did not sell.
Attempt by Warner to force a commercial success in the rock idiom.
Hiss On The Tape is identical to the album version, and 15 seconds shorter than mentioned on the label of the vinyl album (3:40 instead of 3:54). Strangely enough the longer version was used on all subsequent CD items. The difference is in the middle eight, which was shortened to a middle four.
Livin' Alone lasts 3:28.
K 79336 A1 and FTR/S and W-L and W-3 and PounDA TA1PE
K 79336 B-1 and F/1 and W-L and W-2
PounDA is hard to decipher but the monogram refers to mastering engineer Geoff Pesche, who worked at Tape One.
Production: Sandy Roberton
Engineers: Phil Thornalley, Mike Nocito
Vinyl 7": Warner WEA K 79336