Happy 25th Birthday Some People.

Still in possession of our original copy, Some People is a staff favorite here at Waist High and continues to remain at the top of our list of great albums to come out of 1985. Although the title track from Some People was a club hit, this album tragically never penetrated the mainstream nor was it ever given the new wave respect that it deserved.

Track #1, "Some People," went to #33 on the UK Singles Chart and to #8 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart (formerly known as the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart) in the US, and track #3, "Imagination," reached #17 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. "Imagination" is now considered Belouis Some's "biggest hit."

Our favorite songs from Some People are track #6 "Target Practice," and the final track, "Jerusalem," as fine a morose new wave music song as you will ever find.

Some People was reissued in 2009 on
Cherry Pop Records with six bonus tracks and the reviews we have read indicate that the sound quality on that re-release was less than stellar. Cherry Pop say they are "dedicated to interesting pop catalogue releases from records that originally came out in the 1980's," and are a label "driven by fans requests."

Throughout the life of the Waist High blog, Belouis Some and Neville Keighley have remained the one new wave artist that we have been unable to locate much information on, and in 2010 this remains the case. In 2004 we put out the word for Neville to call us and we continue to wait for that call.