At the drive-in, young twins Terry and Todd see their mother Maddy (Louise Lasser) copping off with her boyfriend in the front seat of the car, which sends Terry into a murderous rage, the boy attacking another courting couple with an axe. Terry manages to blame Todd for the killing, the innocent lad getting locked up in a mental institute while his brother gets away with murder (literally!). Ten years later, Todd (now played by Mark Soper) escapes from the institute just as Terry (also played by Soper) begins to kill again, spurred on by his mother's announcement of marriage and his randy friends' carnal activities.
Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar.
Returning to the Motown and Northern soul that provided the basis of their debut album, ABC turned to the pop songcraft on their fifth album, Alphabet City. The increased songcraft is certainly engaging, particularly on the hit "When Smokey Sings," but the songs are usually indistinguishable from each other, resulting in a sleek, stylish, and thoroughly entertaining album that leaves no lasting memory.
Propaganda vocalist and latter day solo artist Claudia Brücken (A Secret Wish, Love: and a million other things…) teamed up in 1987 with electronic pioneer Thomas Leer (The Bridge, The Scale of Ten) to create Act: a one-off pop cabaret par excellence. Music so cutting edge, the sessions were documented by Tomorrow's World. And songs that crossed the chasm from mid-Eighties acts of sophistication to late-Eighties acts of dancefloor hedonism. Artwork includes previously unseen photographs of the duo by Patrick Lichfield.