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Simple Minds

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds are one of the UK’s most successful bands, having achieved six No.1 albums as well hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people say to me what Simple Minds are you talking about? The avant-garde, the art-rock, the pop, the ambient, the instrumental group, the political, the folk, […]

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Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode

English electronic music band formed March 1980 in Basildon, Essex, and named after a popular French fashion magazine. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, "Speak & Spell," bringing the band onto the […]

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new order

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New Order

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s. When Joy Division’s Ian Curtis tragically took his own life, the remaining trio, Bernard Sumner (guitarist), Peter Hook (bassist) and Stephen Morris (drummer) immediately disbanded, but re-formed the same year as New Order, with the addition of […]

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The Cure

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The Cure

It all started in 1976 as Easy Cure, formed by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums), and local guitar hero Porl Thompson. They began writing and demoing their own songs almost immediately, playing throughout 1977 in Southern England to an ever-growing army of fans. In 1978 the 'Easy' was dropped, along with Porl, and an eager trio now known simply as The Cure […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

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Kids in the Kitchen

Australian band Kids in the Kitchen exemplified the '80s sound: well-packaged funk and dance-pop characterized by synth sounds and smooth production. Mushroom's White label signed up the fledgling band after they had been together for only eight months. Their first two singles were an immediate success: "Change in Mood"/"Far From Where" (October 1983) and "Bitter Desire"/"Hunting and Haunting" (April 1984) both hit the national Top Ten. In 1984, the Kids […]

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Lords of the New Church and New Wave Radio

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Lords of the New Church

The Lords of the New Church released their eponymous debut LP on July 6, 1982. Punk had been declared “deceased”, so Stiv Bators had to go somewhere, so he teamed up with guitarist Brian James who was at a loose end after leaving The Damned. The product was a hybrid fusion of post-punk new wave to produce what is akin to Goth Glam, yeah, many genres but that’s what happens […]

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Clan of Xymox

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Clan of Xymox

Frank Weyzig was born on July 5th 1957. Frank started his music career with Dutch electronic wave legend ‘Clan of Xymox’ from way back at the time they were signed with the infamous English 4AD label in the mid-eighties. Frank played his guitar & keyboard parts on the famous debut album in 1985 and joined the band on stage as live guitarist and keyboard player until 1990. Xymox fans will […]

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The Human League

“Being Boiled” the debut release by The Human League was first released on June 30, 1978. Lo-fi electronic releases were almost the norm in ’78, The Normal, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Thomas Leer et. al. presenting themselves. There was a second release also on Fast Product in August 1982. “Being Boiled” was a premier release and long way from what the Human League were to become circa the album Dare. […]

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