Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical Interlude: Sleeping Satellite (1992)

British singer Tasmin Archer's lone American hit, "Sleeping Satellite", was first released in her native England in 1992, where it went straight to #1. Introduced to American radio in February 1993, "Satellite", which referenced the Apollo moon missions of the 60's (the moon is the satellite in the song title), peaked at #32 on the pop chart here, but otherwise was pigeonholed as an alternative rock track.

In fact, the only station in the home district that played the song on the radio was an alternative rock channel (at the time). Archer gets help from ex-Pretenders guitarist Robbie McIntosh, though I don't think you'll see him in the video.....

Fellow Brit Kim Wilde, attempting a comeback, recorded a cover for her 2011 CD, but the original is still better.

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