The Early Days – Art Nouveau – ‘Enemies’
In the days prior to Limahl joining the band, Kajagoogoo performed and recorded under the name Art Nouveau. The group went on to release the single Fear Machine in 1981, before recruiting the fifth member that would change both their name and their fortunes forever…
Recordings by Art Nouveau are relatively rare. Most common is the Fear Machine single and its B-side Animal Instincts which, although scarce, are still the most common in terms of availability. However, with only 1000 copies pressed, don’t expect to see too many for sale!
There is also a bootleg recording entitled Art NouveauLive which is a great thing to own but again rather hard to obtain.
In addition to the above, there are other lesser known tracks, most of which date back to recording sessions at London’s Blackwing Studios in 1979. For those of you that have never heard these scarce tracks, KajaFax presents ‘Enemies’ brought to you courtesy of Gimpy Dak.
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To round off today’s entry in fine style; here is what we consider to be Art Nouveau’s finest moment……Fear Machine.