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Started by SteveFrench on Mar 20, 2022 8:39:09 PM
Be Bop Deluxe

Popped in my head out of nowhere after 20 years.

Where are they now?

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TommyDGNR8 - 20 Mar 2022 21:28:15 (#1 of 35)

Where were they 20 years ago?

AlanII - 20 Mar 2022 21:29:47 (#2 of 35)

Great pop band rather subsumed by Punk/New Wave. They were very good

mingmong - 20 Mar 2022 21:37:36 (#3 of 35)

See also Gay Dad and Babyshambles ('00s) Babylon Zoo and Freakpower (90s) and Zighe Zigue Sputnik and Gay Bikers on Acid (80s) All thought to be impeccably cool and zeitgeisty, yet musically one hit wonders at best. In some cases, not even that

Shadrack22 - 20 Mar 2022 21:42:19 (#4 of 35)

Be Bop Deluxe. Where are they now?

On a hiking holiday in the Peak District with Brinsley Schwarz.

carterbrandon - 20 Mar 2022 23:52:26 (#5 of 35)

They were no Deaf School.

helenskywalker - 20 Mar 2022 23:55:28 (#6 of 35)

I've now seen the lead singer from Sigue Sigue Sputnik do two children's parties. It's heartbreaking.

breakfast - 20 Mar 2022 23:58:20 (#7 of 35)

Sigue Sigue Sputnik never had the look of longevity. (That was ABC).

breakfast - 21 Mar 2022 00:00:14 (#8 of 35)

Wiki says they had commercial success between 84 and 89. I’m surprised it was that long a period.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Mar 2022 00:12:16 (#9 of 35)

Neal X was the bassplayer. It's quite the career change.

Arjuna - 21 Mar 2022 06:46:14 (#10 of 35)

I've now seen the lead singer from Sigue Sigue Sputnik do two children's parties

I cannot imagine a better start in life for the youngsters

levelgaze - 21 Mar 2022 06:49:09 (#11 of 35)

Sigue Sigue Sputnik were clocked as absurd, fun, but doomed at the time of their single. No chance of longevity.

Oldbathrobe1 - 21 Mar 2022 07:05:50 (#12 of 35)

Didn't they sell advertising between the tracks on their album? That was going to get old fast.

Arjuna - 21 Mar 2022 07:12:31 (#13 of 35)

Neal X was the bassplayer

Tony James played bass

levelgaze - 21 Mar 2022 07:54:07 (#14 of 35)

Still, I have been singing it this morning.

toffle - 21 Mar 2022 14:32:25 (#15 of 35)

That was going to get old fast.

and yet, here we are.

ReverendBlueJeans - 21 Mar 2022 16:10:15 (#16 of 35)

Whither Mr Big, Queen copyists from about the same period as the Bebops?

Step back in time dear Romeo she said...

TommyDGNR8 - 21 Mar 2022 16:27:15 (#17 of 35)

I thought it was "get back inside me" and that he just wasn't satisfying her.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik tried every hype trick known to man and still didn't get the number one slot.

darkhorse - 21 Mar 2022 17:45:15 (#18 of 35)

Because their single was lame. It wasn't awful, just not particularly brilliant.

TommyDGNR8 - 21 Mar 2022 18:28:16 (#19 of 35)

It certainly hasn't aged well. The follow-up was a slightly better song.

phantlers - 21 Mar 2022 18:35:02 (#20 of 35)

Sigue Sigue Sputnik were presented as being too cool for skool but the hype was all they had.

And they were plug ugly.

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