Under Influence

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Under Influence
Studio album by Zones
Released June 1, 1979
Recorded At The Manor (Mixed at Wessex Studios)
Genre New Wave
Label Arista
Producer Tim Friese-Greene
Zones chronology
as Slik
Under Influence
Singles from Under Influence
  1. "Looking to the Future"
    Released: May 24, 1979
  2. "Mourning Star"
    Released: July 20, 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
ARTIST direct 4.5/5 stars[1]

Under Influence was the only album of new wave band Zones, released by Arista Records on June 1, 1979.[2] The album contained multi-genred songs, being very far from the early punkier stuff, like in the case of 7" single "Stuck with You". Jim Green in Trousser Press distinguished or tried to define it as "pop? Hard stuff? Commercial new wave? Reggae-pop?".[3]

Although the album has new wave sounds, it was unsuccessful at the time of its release. Shortly afterwards, Zones released a 7" single called "Mourning Star",[4] whose eponymous song (a shorter version of the album song) was backed with "Under Influence", which did not appear in the album, despite the name being the same. At the end of 1979, and after years of failures, the group split up.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (1981)[edit]

All tracks written by Willie Gardner; except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do It All Again"   2:53
2. "Vision On"   3:45
3. "Deadly Dolls" Russell Webb 3:58
4. "The End"   2:48
5. "Mainman" Billy McIsaac 4:35
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You're Not Foolin' Me" McIsaac 2:44
2. "Anything Goes" McIsaac 3:16
3. "Strength to Strength"   3:20
4. "Looking to the Future" McIsaac 3:21
5. "Mourning Star"   4:31



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