M

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": french pop rock chanson francaise 80s new wave francais korean Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

M was the brainchild of former art school student and folk singer Robin Scott (1 April 1947, Croydon, Surrey, England), who released an album (Woman From The Warm Grass) for the Head Records label in 1969. He later worked as manager of the R&B band Roogalator and formed the Do It label to release an album by them. Do It later found critical success with the band Adam And The Ants. Scott moved to Paris in 1978, where he produced the Slits and several French bands. It was here that he got the idea for the band M, whose name was taken from the signs for the Paris Metro. Their debut single ‘Moderne Man’ was not successful and was released at the same time as a single by Comic Romance in which Scott also featured. However M’s quirky and hook-laden second single ‘Pop Muzik’ was a massive hit both in the UK (number 2) and the USA (number 1) as well as across Europe. As a gimmick, some copies of the single featured both a and b-sides on the one...

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