I spent an entire day in Montreal with Visage’s Fade to Grey stuck in my head. This was for three reasons:
- The hotel room was right next to the elevator shaft, and the motor made a noise like the rising synth boing that appears at several points in the song after the line “We fade to grey”.
- The song is partly in English and partly in French, rather like Montreal.
- I had watched The Teletubbies that morning on Canadian TV, and this had reminded me of the fact that a few months ago Steve Strange of Visage was convicted of shoplifting a Teletubby.
This is all true, even the last bit.