Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Obcene phone caller - Rockwell

'Obscene phone caller' was Rockwell's second single and an attempt to follow up the highly successful debut 'Somebody's watching me' with an equally successful song. Where 'Somebody's watching me' could be construed as a song about voyeurs, this time around Rockwell sang about a heavy breather on the phone.

The audiences were not impressed. In the USA, where according to this sleeve the single was a 'Top hit', it peaked at number 35. In German, where this single was made, it only made number 53 and in the UK it stalled at number 79. It soon became obvious that Rockwell had gained a status as a one hit wonder.

My collection: 7" single no. 2471
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 16, 1995
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Obscene phone caller' / 'Obscene phone caller (instrumental)'

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