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Kajagoogoo Record Store Promotion – USA Style!

March 11, 2014

Amazingly, we are already in the third month of 2014, and it’s incredible how quickly the year is passing by. I’m sure it’s a sign of age, but for me at least, the same thing can be said for 1984! It doesn’t seem like 30 years ago but alas, it is.  Not to be perturbed by that fact, KajaFax takes you back to those days today….with a bit of 1983 thrown in for good measure!

Kajagoogoo were big news in the UK and by mid 1983 had racked up a million selling album with 3 smash hit singles and a sell out tour to boot.  Inevitably America came calling and the US market, gorged on a diet of Duran Duran and Culture Club, were eager for the next British supergroup to hit their shores and feed their appetite. We all know that the ritual ‘Gooing of the United States was not to happen in the way it was supposed to and sadly the reasons why that was.  What we bring you today gives a flavour of what actually was, and what could have been.

What we present now are two US Record Store promotional flyers, as distributed to retail outlets in the United States by EMI America.

Both items measure 12” square and are presented in matte and on medium weight card.

Click on each photo for a closer look – a large size version will open in your browser:

The first is a promotional board for the White Feathers album:



And secondly, for Limahl’s first long-player, ‘Don’t Suppose….’



While we leave you to contemplate the virtues of the analogue age and it’s paper promo items, why not get bang up-to-date with Limahl’s recent hit single, ‘1983’?

Presented courtesy of DIG Records, here it is….

Thanks for visiting KajaFax and making us the #1 for all things ‘goo!

2014 Kajafax.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Diana Jennifer permalink
    March 12, 2014 4:42 am

    What a memorable stuff!! Thank you! The article is well written as ever and the pics are so beautiful!! Thanks for share with us!!

    Kajagoogoo and Limahl 4 Ever!!!

  2. Denny permalink
    March 12, 2014 11:06 pm

    I have both of these, great items. I have not seen any for the other Kaja/Limahl related releases but there just might be more out there somewhere 🙂

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