Can You Hear Them Talking ‘Bout Us Telling Lies?

One of the best records I’ve heard recently, courtesy of one of Mr Weatherall’s many radio shows, is Fuxa’s cover version of Our Lips Are Sealed, utterly blissed out and very beautiful. It’s out soon on limited edition 7″ vinyl with a lp to follow in May. Watch it on Youtube here, but be prepared to have to re-play it several times. Gorgeous.

Our Lips Are Sealed is surely in any respectable list of tip-top pop songs of all time/the 1980s. As everyone knows it was co-written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin (of Fun Boy Three and The Go Go’s respectively), and released by both bands in different versions. The Go Go’s was released first (I think, correct me if I’m wrong) and is down below. You could fill a tape with all the great versions and covers of this song.

Our Lips Are Sealed

2 Responses

  1. Alex the seal!

  2. One of my top ten songs of all time. Listened to the Go=Gos version just this week. It came out in the winter of 81, was rereleased in spring 82 but wasn't a hit. The FB3 version came out in 83. I absolutely love it. Haven't heard this new version you're talking about, on my phone right now so can't listen. But look forward to hearing. Search out the Nouvelle Vague version too, complete with Terry Hall doing guest vocals. It's lovely.*edit* theres a youtube here: http://thesongsthatpeoplesing.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/our-lips-are-sealed/

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