Kiss And Tell

Album: Bete Noire (1987)
Charted: 41 31

Songfacts®:

  • Ferry wrote this in response to a tell-all book by Jerry Hall, who was once his girlfriend. Hall wrote some not-so-complimentary things about Ferry in the book, which was published in 1985 and titled Jerry Hall's Tall Tales. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Thomas - Marion, IN
  • This was used as the theme song to the 1988 film Bright Lights, Big City, adapted from the popular Jay McInerney novel.
  • The models Christine Keeler and Denice Lewis appear in the video. Clearly, Ferry featured Keeler to draw attention to the song's theme. She is the Monica Lewinsky of England, known for her role in the scandal that became known as The Profumo Affair (after John Profumo, the British Secretary of State for War). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 2
  • Ferry performed this on Saturday Night Live when we was the musical guest on December 5, 1987.

Comments: 3

  • S Lynch from LiverpoolMandy Rice Davies does not appear in the video, it's just Christine Keeler. Mandy Smith, future wife of Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones, does appear on the video though.
  • Joel from San FranciscoGood tune from Bryan Ferry (formerly of Roxy Music). The song was also used in the Michael J Fox movie Bright Lights, Big City (1988).
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaLove the bass in this number. Very 80's sounding. Love this song...
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