Are they still together? Perhaps.
Did you ever see them play live? I don’t think so.
Anything you want / need by them? Not really. Uh, their SA-CD’s.
You really should own / hear:
- Reproduction (1979)
- Travelogue (1980)
- Dare (1981)
I’m pretty sure I heard their Fast label 45 before they ever signed to Virgin. I don’t remember being particularly impressed with the ‘sound’, unfortunately. But by the time of their debut, their Virgin Records debut LP certainly had really nice sound!
7″ BEING BOILED / CIRCUS OF DEATH (PS) FAST UK FAST 4
1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve
LP DARE A&M US SP-4892
1981 10 TRKS
12″ DON’T YOU WANT ME? VIRGIN UK VS 466-12
1981 3 TRKS with pic sleeve
7″ FASCINATION (PS) A&M US AM-2547
1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve
12″ HARD TIMES / LOVE ACTION A&M US SP-12049
1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo
CD REPRODUCTION VIRGIN UK CDV 2133
1979/80 17 TRKS (7 x bonus tracks)
LP REPRODUCTION VIRGIN UK V 2133
1979 10 TRKS 1st; UK original issue
7″ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (“Holiday 80” EP) (PS) VIRGIN UK SV 105
1980 3 TRKS with pic sleeve
LP TRAVELOGUE VIRGIN CAN VL 2202
1980 10 TRKS 2nd; alt. vers.
LP TRAVELOGUE VIRGIN DE 202.332
1980 10 TRKS 2nd
CD TRAVELOGUE re CAROLINE US CAR 80115
1980 17 TRKS (7 x bonus tracks) (’03 issue)
Yet another band that I never had any idea at all would become as popular as they did! But all that only ever got as far as “Dare”.
I wouldn’t mind finding reasonably priced copies of their 2 x SA-CD titles (“Dare” and a ‘best of’).
Never had the opportunity to see them play live. When they were obscure, it wouldn’t have made sense to come and play L.A. and after they got super-popular – I didn’t care any more.
Phil’s oddball haircut is truly an 80’s icon.