999 - "Obsessed" / "Change" (Albion ION 1011) April 1981

With a bit more of a push and promotion drive I reckon this early 80s single by 999 stood a chance at hitting the Charts. It peaked at #71 which meant it was only around for a few weeks before disappearing for good. "Obsessed" is a radio friendly number and for the time very much in vogue musically. It has quite a big sound, production by Vic Maile is (as usual) great and the spaghetti western style noise is neat idea and with a sound reminiscent of some groups who at the time were having success. Adam & the Ants and Tenpole Tudor come to mind.

The B-Side showcases two live tracks. A solid release that deserved better. Initial copies came housed in a laminated embossed sleeve and the buyer was treated to a free 999 patch. Later pressings were in a matt sleeve.