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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–present)

Born out of singer Kirk Brandon’s previous project, Theatre of Hate, this outfit married post-punk beats with an epic rock vibe; regular accomplice Stan Stammers played bass. They developed a strong live reputation and toured constantly in support of albums such as One Eyed Jacks (1984) and World Service (1985). As various problems dogged the band, their sole Top 20 hit arrived in 1987 with ‘Never Take Me Alive’. Brandon tours to this day.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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