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FAITH GLOBAL (Buy CDs by this artist)
The Same Mistakes (UK Survival) 1983

Although Faith Global features original Ultravox guitarist Stevie Shears, he shares control with singer/co-writer Jason Guy, a bored-sounding Ferry/Bowie dud. The music hasn't got much character either, relying on Shears' guitar, piano and synthesizer work to color the plodding creations. There are signs of incipient creativity amidst the tedium (the faster the tune, the less deadly the effect), but never quite enough to focus the songs or relieve the pervasive monotony.

[Ira Robbins]