When Clem met Annie… the combination of New York vitality and English artistry made a promising (and experimental) beginning to the Eurythmics long and unpredictable career. A world away from Blondie, though.
Clem Burke says:
“I met Annie Lennox at the Embassy Club in London in 1980 and she invited me over for Sunday lunch, where I met Dave Stewart. They’d just left The Tourists and I was very taken with them. They told me they were going to work with Conny Plank, who had produced Ultravox, Kraftwerk and Can, and so we went out to his farmhouse at Neunkirchen, near Cologne.”
“It was a real workshop atmosphere there: real experimental. No one was concerned about having hit records, for sure! Karlheinz Stockhausen’s son played on that record, and so did Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay. The dinners were amazing too!”
“That was a great record and I listen to it a lot today. The way Conny worked with echo was incredible: it was probably one of the first times I ever overdubbed drums.”