A wise woman once said, “…you can fool with your brother, but don’t mess with a missionary man.” And 31 years later, that truth remains. On this day in 1986, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, better known as the incomparable Eurythmics, released their sixth studio album, Revenge.
While not a critical hit, it was a commercial success that spun off several singles, including “Missionary Man,” a song featured on many of my personal playlists to this day. The album was a noticeable shift in style for the duo. According to Lennox, “I don’t like people to become lackadaisical about thinking that Eurythmics are something that they can simply package, put a label on it, and there it is, all nice and safe and sellable.”