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Posted: 01 Jan 1970, 01:00
by Quiff Boy
Terri Nunn, formerly the singer with Berlin (of "take my breathe away" fame), and laterly a solo artist performed backing vocals with Von on "Under The Gun".

With shared songwriting credits, many people have questioned how she came to work with Von on this song.

Pieced together from responses on Dominion, here would seem to be the answer:
She wasn't recruited. Eldritch used the vocals from her demo recording of UtG. He thought they were so good that they didn't need to be re-recorded, just rearranged them a bit. Anders Svensson
The story I read at the time was that the song was already written for Terri (minus the Eldo lyrics obviously) and had been shelved by the record company (there is supposedly a Japanese single of the Terri only version). When the record company demanded a single to promote "Slight Case" with, Eldritch pulled Under the Gun out of the bag (where he found it I have no idea), adding the doctor and some Guitar parts, oh and himself and some of his best lyrics too... He'd only met Terri once, during the mid-eighties, and only saw her again for Top-of-the-pops. I think even the video was made without them ever being in the same place.
I seem to remember Eldritch's comment on UTG and Temple 92 was that for both compilation albums, East west didn't: "...have the imagination to promote the album without a single".

Of course this is all a little hazy nigh on a decade after the fact. RobF
Also, the general consensus seems to be that Von wrote the last part of the lyrics (the spoken part) along with adding the odd line here and there to the first part, probably to stop it sounding quite so wet! :wink:

Posted: 01 Jan 1970, 01:00
by ez
see I can be constructive when I want, :cool:

From Subline Interview 1993

Subline: In the credits of the only new song "Under the Gun" you name two
unknown persons. Who are `Hughes' and `Seeman'?
Andrew: `Hughes' is a man and `Seeman' a woman. They both are songwriters
and wrote ten years ago a song called `Two Worlds Apart'. With out
my contribution `Under The Gun' is `Two Worlds Apart'. I've
practically taken over the song from them.

Subline: Can `Under The Gun' be considered something like a coverversion?
Andrew: No, the word `coverversion' has a legal meaning. I've re-written
the song, made it a little longer there and a little shorter there
and I've given it a new end. The original was published ten years
ago in Japan, but it's almost unknown.


LOL the tag line

Subline: How would you personally chracterize "Under The Gun". It isn't a
typical Sisters-Song, more a Pop-song.
Andrew: "Under The Gun" is Jennifer Rush with an Uzi.


:von: :von:

Posted: 01 Jan 1970, 01:00
by Lars Svensson

Shame UTG was such a load of old cack...

:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Posted: 13 Nov 2002, 19:21
by Jim
oooooooh.

Controversial.

Posted: 20 Oct 2003, 22:51
by James Blast
hmmmmmm I liked UtG

Posted: 21 Oct 2003, 09:58
by Black Dahlia
Have to say I agree with Lars. Soppy old bollocks.

Posted: 21 Oct 2003, 10:02
by Quiff Boy
its magnificent. :von: :notworthy: :von: :notworthy: :von: :notworthy:

it's just not what you're used to ;)

ok, so 60% of it makes me cringe (no i am NOT living for love!) but von's little tirade at the end more than makes up for the MOR/AOR soft rock leanings of the first half....

...of the 12" version anyway.

the 7" is pap.

Posted: 21 Oct 2003, 12:05
by mugabe
Billie Hughes' version of "Two Worlds Apart" is readily available through SoulSeek. Short review: It begins, doesn't go anywhere for five minutes, then ends.

Berlin on VH1's Bands Reunited

Posted: 08 Nov 2004, 19:42
by headcleaner2k

Posted: 18 Nov 2004, 16:36
by allfear
Seams Two Worlds Apart was also used in an episode of santa Barbra!

Re: Berlin on VH1's Bands Reunited

Posted: 28 Dec 2004, 21:37
by Electrochrome
[/img]http://www.berlinpage.com/Images/Photos ... stic5.html

Damn, you're telling me Von didn't work, er, with Mizz Nunn? She looks even better today...

Re: Berlin on VH1's Bands Reunited

Posted: 28 Dec 2004, 22:42
by James Blast
Electrochrome wrote:Damn, you're telling me Von didn't work, er, with Mizz Nunn? She looks even better today...
her hair needs a wash and she forgot her t-shirt, silly girl! :twisted:

Re: Berlin on VH1's Bands Reunited

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 08:02
by Norman Hunter
Was repeated again last night. The rest looked a bit washed-out - Ms Nunn looked very MILF-esque :wink:

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 09:21
by Ozpat
James Blast wrote:hmmmmmm I liked UtG
I still like it. Especially the live performances of the song without female "backing" vocals.

Posted: 08 Oct 2005, 05:04
by H. Blackrose
Is that Terri Nunn herself in the UTG video, and if not, who? Just some random model chick Von or the record company found on the street?

terri nunn

Posted: 08 Oct 2005, 12:34
by dtsom
H. Blackrose wrote:Is that Terri Nunn herself in the UTG video, and if not, who? Just some random model chick Von or the record company found on the street?
I think so, terry nunn is still working whit her group Berlin whit a new line up

Image

she looks pretyer that 15 years ago

terry nunn

Posted: 08 Oct 2005, 12:38
by dtsom
ah, and I forget it, for my Under The Gun is a great song

Posted: 03 Jan 2006, 05:46
by Catomeat
Under the Gun is s**t. End of.

Re: Terri Nunn

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 19:57
by H. Blackrose
Last seen playing Donald Trump's NYE bash at Mar-A-Lago, on the same bill as Vanilla Ice o.O

https://www.wonkette.com/trumpy-asshole ... -ice-covid

Re: Terri Nunn

Posted: 04 Jan 2021, 20:10
by DJElectricDaddy
H. Blackrose wrote:
04 Jan 2021, 19:57
Last seen playing Donald Trump's NYE bash at Mar-A-Lago, on the same bill as Vanilla Ice o.O

https://www.wonkette.com/trumpy-asshole ... -ice-covid
“Nunn singing “Take Your Breath Away" at a COVID-19 giveaway gala is the true, hacking death of irony.”
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Terri Nunn

Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 20:37
by Nyth Grandbeard
I did not like UTG the first time I heard it, it was much too corny for my taste. But after several months I thought what the hey, let's give it another go. Kinda glad I did, because while the song definitely reeks of a verbose 80s power ballad, the contributions Von made to the original (Two World's Apart) really elevate the song to something a little more than a gimmick-y tune. Something about the build of being a standard 3 minute pop track, only to be assaulted by a tirade from Eldritch feels really brilliant to me.

TL;DR - I liked UTG because it bait and switches pretty good. :lol: