A Flock of Seagulls

It took musical training and talent to program a drum machine and sing to synth, and a bit more effort to craft a look and sound that was original - or odd - enough to get noticed by record companies, and then by the record [...]

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Missing Persons

In 1980 the Missing Persons made their first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa’s brand-new Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studios. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie [...]

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animotion

In his book Totally Awesome 80s (St. Martin’s Press New York 1996), Matthew Rettenmund listed Animotion’s "Obsession" as #3 in his list of Quintessentially 80s Songs. The band’s name, Animotion was also chosen as [...]

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The Flirts

The Flirts were a female trio from New York (created by American producer Bobby Orlando) who had several dance hits and music videos on MTV in the early '80s. The Flirts are know world-wide for their smash dance club hit [...]

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Dramarama

Bang, and here we go… Sporting three of the original “four-ish” members of Dramarama (“four-ish,” you ask? Well, they didn’t start out with a permanent drummer, and after all, are many drummers really permanent?), the [...]

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Trans-X

“Living on Video” is a 1981 song by Trans-X, which was re-released in 1985 and became a massive hit worldwide, as well as peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been covered by many artists throughout the [...]

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