EllenFoley gained high public recognition singing the
duet with Meat Loaf on the hit single ‘Paradise
by the Dashboard Light’ from the 1977 album Bat out of Hell.Although Karla DeVitois featured on themusic video, DeVito is lip syncing to Foley’s vocals.
Her debut album Night Outwas released in 1979; the album’s single “What’s A Matter
Baby” was a minor hit, reaching No.92 on the US Charts.The album itself peaked at
No.152, and was produced by an Hunter and Mick Ronson. Foley recorded a
memorable duet with Ian Hunter in 1980, ‘We Gotta Get Outta Here’. Her creative
relationship with Hunter also led her to singing backing vocals on the Iron
City House rockers’ 1980 album Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!, produced by Hunter,
Ronson, and The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt.
She can also be heard on the 1980Blue Öyster Cult album Mirrors singing on the title
cut, and also on The Clash album Sandinista! (also released in 1980), in the songs ‘Hitsville UK’ and ‘Corner Soul’, and on the unreleased track ‘Blonde Rock ‘n’ Roll’.
All four members of The Clash appeared on her second album The Spirit of St. Louis in 1981, and Mick
Jones and Joe Strummerco-wrote a number of songs for the album.Jones produced the album, which also
featured members of The Blockheads, and peaked at
No.137 on the US charts.
The Clash’s hit song ‘Should
I Stay or Should I Go’, written and sung by
Jones, was about the turbulent relationship he shared with Foley at the time.
This timely release was done in conjunction with Ellen who has provided
fascinating insights into the recording of both albums. Both albums re-mastered
from original tapes and contain notes by Malcolm Dome
Release Date: 24/06/2013
WE BELONG TO THE NIGHT
WHAT'S A MATTER BABY
(IS IT HURTING YOU)
THUNDER AND RAIN
DON'T LET GO
SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS
THE SHUTTERED PALACE
BEAUTIFUL WASTE OF TIME
THE DEATH OF THE PSYCHOANALYST OF SALVADOR DALI