Simple Minds

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In America at least, Simple Minds will probably forever be most identified with “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” but they also had quite a few hits before and after that song (“Waterfront,” “Promised You a Miracle,” “Alive and Kicking,” etc). Though their line-up has changed and there have been gaps between new albums, Simple Minds […]

Real Life

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Australia’s Real Life had a huge synth pop hit with “Send Me An Angel” and are also known for tracks such as “Catch Me I’m Falling” and “God Tonight.” Problems with their record label led to a period of inactivity in the early/mid 1990’s, but in 1997 Real Life returned with the album “Happy,” and […]

Visage

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Best known for their 1980 hit “Fade to Grey,” New wave/synthpop band Visage has gone through many line-up changes, with Steve Strange being the only consistent member. Early Visage members went on to be part of bands such as Ultravox, Magazine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Visage initially split […]

Bow Wow Wow

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Bow Wow Wow began in 1980 when the infamous Malcolm McLaren convinced 3/4 of Adam and the Ants to leave Adam and start a new band. With the additional of vocalist  Annabella Lwin, the group went on to such hits as “I Want Candy” and “Do You Wanna Hold me?”