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Romeo Void - 100% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Visage - 92% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A synthesizer ‘jamming’ band fronted by Steve Strange (Steve Harrington, 28 May 1959, Wales), with other members including Midge Ure (b. James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland; guitar), Rusty Egan (b. 19 September 1957), Billy Currie (b. William Lee Currie, 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; violin), Dave Formula (keyboards), Joh Read more

Modern English - 87% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1977 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), and originally known as the Lepers. Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of this durable indie rock band. A debut single, ‘Drowning Man’ was released in 1980 on the Limp Records Read more

The Bolshoi - 86% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Although much maligned for their perceived attachment to the dying embers of the mid-80s UK gothic rock movement, the Bolshoi were nevertheless gifted songwriters. The band comprised Trevor Tanner (vocals/guitar), Nick Chown (bass) and Jan Kalicki (drums), with Paul Clark (keyboards) joining in time for the band’s first album. However, it was 1985’s mini-album Giants Read more

Altered Images - 85% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, this Scottish pop ensemble featured Clare Grogan (17 March 1962, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass), Tony McDaid (guitar), and Michael ‘Tich’ Anderson (drums). Even before their recorded debut, Grogan found herself cast in a film, Gregory’s Girl, by director Bill Forsyth. In 1980, Altered Ima Read more

The Sound - 85% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Lene Lovich - 84% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalist Lovich was one of several acts launched by the Stiff Records label in 1978. The former horror-film soundtrack screamer joined new signings Mickey Jupp, Rachel Sweet and Jona Lewie on the Be Stiff national tour, of which this charismatic performer emerged as the undoubted star. Her arresting, gypsy-like appearance, and warbled intonation was matched by a sense of pop Read more

Motels - 84% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Motels - 84% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s, the early line-up of the Motels, originally known as the Warfield Foxes, comprised Martha Davis (15 January 1951, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals), Dean Chamberlain (guitar), Robert Newman (drums) and Richard D’Andrea (bass). Relocating to Los Angeles, the band recorded a demo tape for Warner Brothers Records in 1975, Read more

B-Movie - 81% match to The Passions

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This post-punk keyboard and guitar combo originated from Mansfield, England. They were often falsely linked with the early 80s fad of New Romanticism. Graham Boffey (drums) and Paul Statham (guitar) were one-time members of punk band the Aborted, formed, like so many others, in the wake of the first Clash album. The duo invited Steve Hovington (vocals/bass) along to rehearsals, Read more

Icehouse - 81% match to The Passions

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Australian rock band was formed as Flowers in the late 70s by classically trained songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies (Ivor Davies, 22 May 1955). Influenced by Roxy Music and David Bowie, Flowers’ other members included Keith Welsh (bass), John Lloyd (drums), and Michael Hoste (keyboards). The first single, ‘Can’t Help Myself’ was a Top 1 Read more

Young Marble Giants - 77% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Formed in November 1978 as ‘a desperate last-ditch attempt at doing something with my life’ by Stuart Moxham (guitar, organ), this seminal, yet short-lived, trio from Cardiff, Wales, comprised the latter as the band’s main songwriter, his brother Philip Moxham (bass) and Alison Statton (March 1958, Cardiff, Wales; vocals). Together they made their debut on Is Read more

Scritti Politti - 76% match to The Passions

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by a group of Leeds, England-based art students in 1978, by the time of their first single, ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’, the nucleus of Scritti Politti was Green Gartside (Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1956, Cardiff, Wales; vocals/guitar), Matthew Kay (keyboards) and Tom Morley (drums) and Nial Jinks (bass, departed 1980). At this stage, the band was explicitly Read more

Chameleons (UK) - 74% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1981 in Middleton, Manchester, England this highly promising but ill-fated band was formed by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums), although the latter was soon replaced by John Lever. After some successful BBC radio sessions, the band was signed to the CBS Records subsidiary Epic and released ‘In Read more

Thompson Twins - 74% match to The Passions

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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