A re-appreciation of 80's vinyl.
SUE SAAD - HIGHWIRE
OK, here is the b-side from the “Looker” 45. This song is also featured in the film. It’s the song playing on the car’s radio after Albert Finney’s character crashes his car into a fountain.
Sue Saad was the leader of the band Sue Saad & the Next. They only released one album in 1980. She then went on to sing songs on several film soundtracks: “Looker,” “Roadie,” “Radioactive Dreams,” & “Vicious Lips.” I think she has a great Pat Benatar-style voice and I think it’s sad she never went any further with her music. These two songs from “Looker” hold a great deal of sentimental value for me, as does the movie.
And by the way, I’ve seen “Vicious Lips” and it is TERRIBLE! But it has 3 songs by Sue Saad in it, so it’s available on Netflix streaming if you’re interested. (And the songs are played in full…and lip-synched by a terrible actress.)