This blog is dedicated to one of the most underrated acts of the 1980s: Thompson Twins.

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behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: September 17, 1985 - “Here’s To Future Days”, the fifth album by the Thompson Twins is released. Produced by Nile Rodgers and Tom Bailey, it is recorded at Marcadet Studios and Guillaume Tell Studios in Paris, France and Skyline Studios in New York City from Early - Mid 1985. Issued as the follow up to the hugely successful “Into The Gap”, the band will start the album with longtime producer Alex Sadkin, but the sessions will be aborted when Tom Bailey suffering from nervous exhaustion, is ordered to rest by his doctors. Nile Rodgers will be enlisted to take over production, scrapping the material previously recorded and starting fresh. The album will spin off three singles including “Lay Your Hands On Me” (#6 Pop) and “King For A Day” (#8 Pop), “Here’s To Future Days” will peak at number twenty on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

this-alien:

tom bailey - if you were here

saw tom bailey perform an extended version of “if you were here”, and i’m not over it yet. loved the performance, love the new version of the song, love that i got to see him doing this, live.

vinylanswer:

Caught the Retro Futura Tour tonight, featuring Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, performing their hits for the first time in 27 years. I was never a big fan, but holy crap, what a great show! Songs that were always too electronic for my tastes, like “Lies” for instance, really swing when played live by a band. The rest of the acts—Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina from Katrina and the Waves—weren’t slouches either.

vinylanswer:

Caught the Retro Futura Tour tonight, featuring Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, performing their hits for the first time in 27 years. I was never a big fan, but holy crap, what a great show! Songs that were always too electronic for my tastes, like “Lies” for instance, really swing when played live by a band. The rest of the acts—Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina from Katrina and the Waves—weren’t slouches either.