1985 (album)

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1985
Cover to the American edition
Studio album by Enuff Z'Nuff
Released May 2, 1994
Recorded 1985, 1994
Genre Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Power pop
Length 41:36
Label Big Deal / Caroline Records
Producer Chip Z'Nuff, Donnie Vie
Enuff Z'Nuff chronology
Animals With Human Intelligence
(1993)
1985
(1994)
Tweaked
(1995)
Japanese cover
Singles from 1985
  1. "You Got A Hold Of Me"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]

1985 is the fourth studio album by Enuff Z'Nuff, which features material recorded in the band's earliest days. The songs were taken from a demo at the time called "Hollywood Squares", originally recorded in 1985. Musically, the songs were noticeably more pop-rock in direction as opposed to the hard rock recordings they had been known for.

Although nearly all original material, the opening track is a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown". The only new recording at the time of release was a bonus track titled "You Got A Hold Of Me" (sometimes referred to as "The Valentine's Song" due to its opening lyric). This song is noteworthy for the fact that it was used as the album's lead promotional single, despite being an unlisted "hidden track".

The liner notes were written by popular American shock-jock and longtime fan Howard Stern. His words regarding the band were later reprinted for the band's Greatest Hits album several years later. The song "Fingers On It" first appeared in the cult film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, with the band credited as "Enough Z'Nuff," as that was the original spelling of the band name when the movie was made.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff, except where noted.

  1. "Tears Of A Clown" (Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder)
  2. "Catholic Girls"
  3. "Day By Day" (Vie)
  4. "No Second Time"
  5. "Hollywood Squares"
  6. "Fingers On It"
  7. "Aroused" (Vie)
  8. "Marie"
  9. "I'll B The 1 2 Luv U"
  10. "Goodbye, Goodbye"

Bonus Tracks

  • "You Got A Hold Of Me (Hidden Track)"
  • "Hide Your Love Away (Lennon, McCartney - Japan And Re-Issue Only)"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Review: 1985. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck. Review: 1985. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ [1] Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Soundtrack On IMDB. Retrieved 2011-5-14.