Face to Face was a new wave Boston, Massachusetts quintet. Guitarist Stuart Kimball formed the band in New Hampshire during the late ’70s with a close group of friends. The band consisted of Laurie Sargent on vocals, Kimball on guitars & keyboards, Angelo Petraglia on guitars & keyboards (identified on their albums as simply ‘Angelo’), John Ryder on bass and Billy Beard on drums. They moved to Boston in 1980 and played there until signing with Epic Records in 1982. Their highest reaching single was “10-9-8” from their self-titled first album, which peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In the 1984 movie Streets of Fire, the fictional band “Ellen Aim and The Attackers” consisted of the guys from Face to Face, with Laurie providing lead vocals on Ellen’s “Never Be You” and “Sorcerer” and harmony on the Jim Steinman-penned song “Nowhere Fast.”
Face To Face released their second album “Confrontation” in 1985 and “Tell Me Why” was released as a single in the United States and was produced by Arthur Baker and Ed Stasium.
Tell Me Why (Dance Mix) 7:17
Tell Me Why (Dub) 6:11