Hard Corps were a synthpop band from Brixton, South London. In 1983, after years of experimenting with Bowie and Ferry clones and building an arsenal of backing tracks, the three originators, Hugh Ashton, Robert Doran and Clive Pierce, were introduced to ‘stage performer’, French born, Regine Fetet. Although having never sung in public before, Regine’s enigmatic, fragile, human voice lent itself and brought alive the cold, pounding machined music the sound engineers were creating.
The first release by the band in June 1984 on Survival Records paired the rhythmic attack of Dirty and the softer, melodic, pulse of Respirer (To Breathe)
To Breathe (Extended) 5:46
Metal And Flesh 5:30
To Breathe (Instrumental) 3:50