Not half as bad as Steve's next project, "Strange Cruise", before he left the music scene altogether, "Beat Boy" suffers from a heavily Americanised soft-rock sound, alongside a few tracks that would've sounded OK in 'The Anvil' era. Midge and Billie had long gone, so Steve and Rusty took the helm of this version of Visage, and as per the other review, boy does it show! "Love Glove" was very pop, but still had the curious percussive sound of Visage of old, and "Yesterday's Shadow" is a hypnotic semi-ambient vocal offering that stands out from the bulk. "Only The Good Die Young" sounded better when aired on a radio 1 show a year earlier in rougher demo form, and suffers from the production values aimed at a US market more than their comfort zone. Not too bad a song, along lines of "Horseman" on The Anvil lp. The title track is too long and repetitive (allegedly Currie/Formula had some programming involvment) and could have been so much better - whilst the rest of the album is very monotinous with brash female backing vocals that sounded dated instantly! Again "Can You Hear Me" (even pressed as US promo 12", but no remix) has the makings of a half-decent track, bar the bland sound and lack of decent synth playing. The cassette-version of this album was extended and plays almost as a continuous track, but to be honest that does the material no favours atall. The US Lp moved the inner sleeve image to the outer front (which looks a lot more dramatic as a result, even if very kitsch), but the tracklisting is exactly the same. Probably a big mistake to release this album atall, as it was so eagerly awaited and hence so easily disappointed. If you like "Love Glove" then it's worth a listen, but don't expect to be overly impressed!