Call Me :: Go West
SYNC REPRESENTATION FOR THE MASTER RIGHTS.
We are proud to represent Call Me by Go West for sync. This is the re-record of their hit single and the band own the masters.
Go West is an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox from Kingston, Surrey, England and rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie from Twickenham, Middlesex, England. The outfit enjoyed their peak of popularity between the mid 1980s and the early 1990s and are best known for the international Top 10 hits “We Close Our Eyes“, “Call Me” and “King of Wishful Thinking“.
Go West had a publishing deal and possessed a portastudio, but lacked a band or recording company. Cox and Drummie decided, with support from John Glover, their manager, to find a musical producer, and record just two of their songs. The tracks “We Close Our Eyes” and “Call Me” found Go West landing a recording contract with Chrysalis Records. Upon confirmation of the Chrysalis deal, they recruited British guitarist Alan Murphy, whose contributions became a key ingredient in shaping the band’s musical identity.
The band’s debut single, “We Close Our Eyes”, was released in 1985 and reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart, #5 on the US Dance Club Play Chart and #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video for the song, directed by Godley & Creme, became an early favourite on MTV. They were voted the “Best Newcomers” at the 1986 Brit Awards. The song was part of the soundtrack for the Italian low-budget horror film Dèmoni, also known as Demons. The single would prove to be their highest placed UK single, and only appearance in the UK Top Ten.
The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 1985. It included “We Close Our Eyes” and “Call Me” as well as “Don’t Look Down“, which served as the prequel to what would be the band’s first Top 40 hit in the US. The album itself was not only successful in the UK but also moderately so in the US. Bangs and Crashes, an album of remixes, b-sides and live tracks, was released in 1986, and included the track “One Way Street” which was part of the Rocky IV soundtrack.