Associates

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Vocalist Billy MacKenzie (27 March 1957, Dundee, Scotland, d. 23 January 1997, Scotland) and Alan Rankine had performed in a variety of local bands before finally forming the Associates in 1979. They recorded a cover version of David Bowie’s ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ for Double Hip Records, before being signed to Fiction Records where they released the critically acclaimed The Affectionate Punch. After a spell on the Beggars Banquet Records subsidiary Situation 2, they formed their... Read more

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new wave
post-punk
80s
new romantic
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