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At one point, it seemed likely that the Woodentops from Northampton, England, would be commercially successful. After the offbeat Plenty, a one-off single for the Food Records label in 1984, songwriter Rolo McGinty (guitar/vocals), Simon Mawby (guitar), Alice Thompson (keyboards), Frank de Freitas (bass) and Benny Staples (drums) joined Geoff Travis Rough Trade Records and issued a string of catchy singles that fared increasingly well commercially. The jolly Move Me was followed by the menacing pace of Well Well Well while It Will Come seemed a likely hit. The bands critically acclaimed debut album, Giant, was an enticing mixture of frantic acoustic guitars and a warm yet offbeat clutch of songs. After Love Affair With Everyday Living in 1986, McGinty decided on a change in direction, hardening up the Woodentops sound and incorporating new technology within their live repertoire. The...