Though Images in Vogue
had already achieved a small amount of Canadian fame on the strength of its first EP (by Canadian standards, the single Lust for Love was a smash hit), it would be two years before the band followed through with its debut full-length album. When the album finally hit, though, it was obvious that the bandmembers were serious: They traveled to Los Angeles to record with Gary Wright
, who helped them hone their dreamy, synth-heavy sound. Reworked versions of three songs from the 1984 Rituals
EP appear here, as do a number of new tracks like the excellent leadoff number, "Promised Land," and the title track, which deals with suburban teenage alienation. Though the album was a fairly solid collection of enjoyable synth pop, it was really too little too late for people who were hooked by Lust for Love, and the band was only rewarded with a couple of fairly minor hits (the title track did OK in dance clubs). Shortly after the album's release, Kevin Crompton
left to concentrate on his side project, Skinny Puppy
, and after a remix EP that remixed Crompton
's contributions right out of the mix, the band decided to call it quits.