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A solo effort by Andy T, one of the members of Crass.
Singles
WEARY OF THE FLESH (EP) (Crass 221484/4) 24 4   20/11/82
MIKE T.
UK-based disco/soul vocalist and sax player.
Singles
DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA (Blue Inc INC 13) 37 2 24/10/81
T. LA ROCK
One of hip-hop's original "B-Boys".
Singles
FLOW WITH THE NEW STYLE (Sleeping Bag SBUK 2T) (12" only) 15 2 28/1/89
T. REX (see MARC BOLAN & T REX)
TACKHEAD (FEAT. GARY CLAIL*)
Techno-dance group who originally came to London in 1984 from Connecticut, USA, becoming fixtures on the progressive UK dancefloor scene. Gary Clail was vocalist before going off as a soloist; other players were Skip MacDonald (guitar), Dough Wimbush (bass) and Keith Leblanc (percussion).
Singles
WHAT'S MY MISSION NOW (On-U Sound ONUDP 3) 9 8 21/11/87
REALITY* (On-U Sound ONUN P 19) (12" only) 3 14 5/12/87
TICKING TIME BOMB (World WR 012) (12" only) 7 6 25/3/89
Albums
TACKHEAD TAPE TIME (On-U Sound MADLP 007) 9 6 4/6/88
FRIENDLY AS A HAND GRENADE (World WRO 13) 3 5 28/10/89
TAD
Seattle-based heavy grunge band who were among the local acts who built the reputation of the cultish Sub Pop label. Line-up was Tad Doyle (vocals & guitar), Gary Thorstensen (guitar), Kurt Danielson (bass) and Steve Wied (drums).
Singles
WOOD GOBLINS (Glitterhouse) 20 1 16/12/89
Albums
GOD'S BALLS (Glitterhouse GR 051) 16 2 27/5/89
TAFFY
British female dance vocalist recorded in Italy by producer Claudio Cecchetto.
Singles
I LOVE MY RADIO (MIDNIGHT RADIO) (Transglobal TYPE 1) 3 15 13/12/86
STEP BY STEP (Transglobal TYPE 5) 12 7 18/11/87
TALISMAN
UK reggae band comprising Desmond Taylor (vocals & guitar), Leroy Forbes (guitar), Bill Bartlett (keyboards), Brendan Whitmore (sax), Dennison Joseph (bass) and Donald De Cordova (drums).
Singles
DOLE AGE/FREE SPEECH (Recreational SPORT 1) 17 9 13/6/81
RUN COME GIRL (Recreational SPORT 2) 43 5 19/12/81
THE TALL BOYS
A splinter group from the first line-up of the Meteors.
Singles
THE FINAL KICK (Big Beat NS 107) 10 8 29/6/85
Albums
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS' BOYFRIEND (Big Beat NED 8) 6 5 13/10/84
TALULAH GOSH
Oxford-based pop-rock boy/girl band who affected a naive image (sloppy clothes, hesitant stance) and made similarly "innocent" music. The line-up was Elizabeth "Pebbles" Price (vocals), Amelia "Marigold" Fletcher (vocals & guitar), Peter Momtchiloff (guitar), Chris Scott (bass) and Matthew Fletcher (drums).
Singles
BEATNIK BOY / STEAMING TRAIN (53rd & 3rd AGARR 4) 3 15 6/12/86
TALULAH GOSH (53rd & 3rd AGARR 8) 3 11 20/6/87
BRINGING UP BABY (53rd & 3rd AGARR 14) 12 3 25/6/88
TESTCARD GIRL (53rd & 3rd AGARR 16) 16 3 13/8/88
Albums
ROCK LEGENDS VOL. 69 (53rd & 3rd CON 00026) 12 2 24/9/88
TANK
UK Heavy metal trio comprising Pete Brabbs (guitar), ex-Damned member Algy Ward (bass) and Mark Brabbs (drums).
Singles
DON'T WALK AWAY (Kamaflage KAM 1) 43 3 24/10/81
THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
Kent-based jazz-funk instrumental outfit which emerged from the remains of Medway rockers the Primitives. Leader Taylor played Jimmy Smith/Jack McDuff/Booker T-type groovy keyboards, while the other players were his brother David Taylor (guitar), Allan Crockford (bass) and Simon Howard (drums).
Singles
BLOW UP (Re-Elect The President FORD 1) 13 10 30/5/87
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (Re-Elect The President REAGAN 2) (12" only) 12 2 11/7/87
Albums
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (Re-Elect The President REAGAN 2) 7 12 25/7/87
MONEY SPYDER (Re-Elect The President) 10 7 14/11/87
(Note that MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, a 12" mini-album playing at 45rpm, was initially considered as a single, and then as an LP, resulting in it switching charts after two weeks!)      
THE TEA SET
Herttfordshire-based punk/poppers comprising Nic Egan (vocals), Nick Haefner (guitar), Mark Wilkins (keyboards), Ron West (bass) and Cally (drums). Haefner is now a higher education lecturer.
Singles
PARRY THOMAS (Waldo's PS 006) 27 8 2/2/80
THE TELESCOPES
Wall-of-noise UK guitar rockers with echoes of the Jesus & Mary Chain. Line-up was Stephen Lawrie (vocals), Joanna Doran (guitar), Dave Fitzgerald (guitar), Robert Brooks (bass) and Dominic Dillon (drums).
Singles
PERFECT NEEDLE (What Goes On WHATGOES 15T) (12" only) 9 5 16/9/89
Albums
TASTE (What Goes On GOESON 32) 5 6 21/10/89
THE TELEVISION PERSONALITIES (see The TV PERSONALITIES)
THE TEMPEST
Quintet led by Alex Novak (vocals), who also sang with Venus Fly Trap and Religious Overdose. Other members were: Mark Refoy (guitar), Alan Emptage (bass), Mick Packwood (drums) and John Luccibello (percussion).
Singles
MONTEZUMA/ABC (Anagram ANA 17) 42 2 7/1/84
TEMPORARY TITLE
Singles
TELL HIM (Secret SHH 102) 41 2 28/6/80
10,000 MANIACS
Eclectic Jamestown, New York, band, whose name came from the title of a notorious schlock-horror movie, and who cruised easily between rock, bluegrass/ country and even reggae-tinged styles. Original members were Natalie Merchant (vocals), Robert Buck (guitar), Dennis Drew (keyboards), Steven Gustafson (bass) and Jerome Augustyniak (drums). Merchant is now a solo artist.
Singles
MY MOTHER THE WAR (Reflex 12RE 1) (12" only) 12 13 17/3/84
Albums
THE SECRETS OF THE I-CHING (Christian Burial Music MC 20389) 9 6 7/1/84
HUMAN CONFLICT N0.5 (Press P 2010) 9 8 30/6/84
THE SECRETS OF THE I-CHING (reissue) (Press P 3001) 23 3 1/9/84
TERRY & GERRY
Rootsy good-time duo: Terry Lilley (vocals & bass) and Gerry Colvin (vocals & guitar), who usually performed with a backing group including Doreen De-Ville (Sue Richardson) on washboard!
Singles
CLOTHES SHOP (In Tape IT 014) 5 14 2/3/85
BANKING ON SIMON (In Tape IT 019) 3 9 10/8/85
RESERVATION (In Tape IT 027) 23 5 19/4/86
THE LAST BULLET IN THE GUN (In Tape IT 036) 15 3 6/9/86
Albums
FROM LUBBOCK TO CLINTWOOD EAST (In Tape IT 22) 4 10 7/12/85
TEST DEPARTMENT
(with the STRIKING WELSH MINERS' CHOIR*) London-based, politically-aware industrial/experimental quartet comprising Angus Farquhar, Paul Jamrozy, Graham Cunnigton and Toby Burdon. The Ministry Of Power label was owned by the band.
Singles
FACES OF FREEDOM (Ministry Of Power/Some Bizzare MOP 121) (12" only) 18 12 22/3/86
VICTORY (Ministry Of Power/Some Bizzare MOP 13) 21 4 16/1/88
Albums
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER* (Ministry Of Power/Some Bizzare MOP 1) 11 5 9/3/85
THE UNACCEPTABLE FACE OF FREEDOM      
(Ministry Of Power/Some Bizzare MOP 2) 2 10 26/4/86
A GOOD NIGHT OUT (Ministry Of Power/Some Bizzare MOP 003) 15 4 5/12/87
THAT PETROL EMOTION
Irish pop/rock guitar band formed by brothers Sean (guitar) and Damian O'Neill (bass) when they both left the Undertones, adding Steve Mack (vocals), Reamann O'Gormain (guitar) and Ciaran McLaughlin (drums). After appearing on several indie labels, they later recorded for Polydor and Virgin.
Singles
KEEN (Pink Label PINKY 004) 4 33 13/7/85
V2 (Noise A Noise NAN 1) 4 23 26/10/85
IT'S A GOOD THING (Demon D 1042) 4 11 26/4/86
NATURAL KIND OF JOY (EP) (Demon D 1043T) (12" only) 17 3 12/7/86
THE PEEL SESSION (Strange Fruit SFPS 038) (12" only) 9 5 31/10/86
Albums
MANIC POP THRILL (Demon FIEND 70) 1 17 17/5/86
THE TEARDROP EXPLODES
1978-formed Liverpool band whose name came from a panel in a Marvel comic. The line-up was Julian Cope (vocals), Michael Finkler (guitar), Dave Balfe (keyboards) and Gary Dwyer (drums). They signed to Phonogram and cut two albums and a top 10 single in Reward before Cope went solo in 1984.
Singles
TREASON (IT'S JUST A STORY) (Zoo CAGE 008) 3 39 15/3/80
THE THE
(see also MATT JOHNSON) Matt Johnson under his usual (and most successful) working pseudonym.
Singles
BLACK AND WHITE/CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS (4AD AD 10) 45 2 23/8/80
THEATRE OF HATE
(see also /The SENATE/THEATRE OF HATE) Powerful new wave rockers comprising ex-Pack vocalist Kirk Brandon, Billy Duffy (guitar), John Lennard (sax), Stan Stammers (bass) and Nigel Preston (drums). Despite its on-stage strength, it was a band doomed to split - Duffy moved on to the Cult, while Brandon and Stammers formed Spear Of Destiny.
Singles
ORIGINAL SIN (SSSSS SS 3) 5 33 13/12/80
REBEL WITHOUT A BRAIN (Burning Rome BRRR 1) 3 19 18/4/81
NERO (Burning Rome BRR 1931) 2 13 15/8/81
DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD (Burning Rome BRR 2) (excluded from the indie chart after 3 weeks when it gained major distribution through CBS) 1 3 23/1/82
EASTWORLD (Burning Rome BRR 4) 3 19 6/11/82
Albums
HE WHO DARES WINS (SSSSS 1P) 1 22 28/3/81
HE WHO DARES WINS (LIVE IN BERLIN) (SSSSS 2P) 3 6 19/6/82
REVOLUTION (Burning Rome TOH 2) 1 15 11/8/84
ORIGINAL SIN LIVE (Dojo DOJOLP 19) 12 7 28/12/85
THESE IMMORTAL SOULS
Forned by ex-Birthday Party/Crime & The City Solution members Rowland S. Howard and Harry Howard, together with Epic Soundtracks (formerly of the Swell Maps) and Genevieve McGuckin.
Singles
MARRY ME (LIE, LIE) (Mute 12 MUTE 63) (12" only) 22 6 19/9/87
Albums
GET LOST (DON'T LIE) (Mute STUMM 48) 21 2 7/11/87
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
Eccentric New York duo, John Flansburgh (vocals & guitar) and John Linnell (vocals and accordian), noted for their offbeat, amusing lyrics and quirky visual appeal. They later signed to Elektra and had a major UK hit single with Birdhouse In Your Soul.
Singles
THEY'LL NEED A CRANE (One Little Indian 7TP 22) 13 3 18/2/89
Albums
LINCOLN (One Little Indian TPLP 12) 13 2 18/3/89
THIS HEAT
Sheffield-based experimental/electronic trio, formed in 1975. Line-up was Charles Hayward (vocals, keyboards, percussion & tapes), Charles Bullen (guitar, clarinet, viola & tapes) and Gareth Williams (vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar & tapes).
Singles
HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY (This Heat THIS 1201) 35 3 25/10/80
Albums
DECEIT (Rough Trade ROUGH 26) 18 3 17/10/81
THIS MORTAL COIL
A non-permanent collaboration between various artists on the 4AD label, masterminded by its MD, Ivo Watts-Russell. Song To The Siren showcased Cocteau Twins Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie, submerged in a trance-like arrangement, successfully setting the style for several later permutations of varied talents.
Singles
SONG TO THE SIREN (4AD AD 310) 3 101 24/9/83
KANGAROO (4AD AD 410) 2 20 15/9/84
COME HERE MY LOVE / DRUGS (4AD BAD 608) 2 5 13/9/86
Albums
IT'LL END IN TEARS (4AD CAD 411) 1 35 20/10/84
FILGIREE AND SHADOW (4AD DAD 609) 2 16 11/10/86
THIS POISON
Scottish quartet comprising Saigz MacTaylor (guitar & vocals), Derek McMair (guitar), Alistair MacDonald (bass) and Steve MacGary (drums).
Singles
POISED OVER THE PAUSE BUTTON (Reception REC 8) 16 14 14/11/87
EVELYN THOMAS
US soul/dance vocalist who became a major figure in the "Hi-NRG" (ultra-rapid tempo) UK club music scene of the mid-80s. The Record Shack label was operated out of a specialist dance imports shop of the same name, situated in London's Soho, where Hi-NRG DJ and producer Ian Levine once worked.
Singles
HIGH ENERGY (Record Shack SOHO 18) 6 13 5/5/84
CARROL THOMPSON
UK-based soul/reggae vocalist.
Albums
HOPELESSLY IN LOVE (Carib Gems CGLP 15) 22 4 22/8/81
LINVAL THOMPSON
Reggae vocalist.
Albums
LOVE HOW ME SEXY (Greensleeves GREL 33) 20 10 17/4/82
RICHARD THOMPSON
(see also RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON) Critically-lauded singer/songwriter guitarist who was a founder member of Fairport Convention in the late 60s, leaving to go solo in 1971. He has trodden a clear, personalised path between rock and his original folk influences ever since.
Albums
HAND OF KINDNESS (Hannibal HNBL 1313) 5 14 25/6/83
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON
Thompson married fellow singer Linda Peters in 1972, and they frequently performed and recorded as a duo thereafter, Shoot Out The Lights being the last such collaboration before the couple divorced during 1982.
Albums
SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS (Hannibal HMDC 1303) 6 13 10/4/82
THOR
This US heavy metal band's vocalist Jon-Mikl Thor was a former champion body-builder, whose macho/he-man image matched the mythic, norse-inflected nature of his band's music. He later became a muscle-bound actor in the films Recruits and Zombie Nightmare.
Singles
THUNDER ON THE TUNDRA (Ultra! Noise ION 168) 22 4 14/7/84
TRACEY THORN
Following her initial collaboration with student friend Ben Watt as Everything But The Girl on the Cherry Red single Night And Day, Thorn (who had also recorded for the label as a member of the Marine Girls) made an acoustic solo album which became a long-term steady seller.
Singles
PLAIN SAILING (Cherry Red CHERRY 53) 6 13 22/1/83
PLAIN SAILING / GOODBYE JOE (reissue) (Cherry Red CHERRY 53) 14 10 26/1/85
Albums
A DISTANT SHORE (Cherry Red M RED 35) 2 43 25/9/82
THRASHPAK
Singles
KINDA COOL IN THE PLACE (Music Of Life NOTE 10) (12" only) 27 4 14/11/87
THE THREATS
Scottish punk band from Dalkieth, Midlothian, with a typically surname-less line-up of Jemo (vocals), Gogs (guitar), Tin (bass) and Meecho (drums).
Singles
POLITICIANS AND MINISTERS (EP) (Rondelet ROUND 29) 42 5 18/11/12
THE THREE JOHNS
Punk/pop outfit formed in 1981 in Leeds, where the three members - John Hyatt (vocals), John Langford (guitar) and John Brennan (bass) - were all at university. Live performances, noted for their boisterous good humour as well as snappy, lyrically strong music, were augmented by a drum machine. Amazingly, they never gave up their day jobs, and eventually split at the end of 1988.
Singles
PINK HEADED BUG (CNT CNT 001) 44 2 28/5/83
AW.O.L. (Abstract 12ABS 019) 14 9 5/11/83
SOME HISTORY (EP) (Abstract 12ABS 022) (12" only) 17 7 4/2/84
DO THE SQUARE (Abstract ABS 023) 6 10 28/4/84
DEATH OF THE EUROPEAN (Abstract ABS 034) 3 16 1/6/85
BRAINBOX (HE'S A BRAINBOX) (Abstract ABS 036) 3 11 14/12/85
SOLD DOWN THE RIVER (Abstract ABS 40) 10 9 19/4/86
Albums
ATOM DRUM BOP (Abstract ABT 010) 2 10 13/10/84
WORLD BY STORM (Abstract ABT 012) 4 7 17/5,186
DEATH OF EVERYTHING (TI.M. MOTLP 020) 19 1 3/12/88
3 MUSTAPHAS 3
Six-piece good-time "Balkan beat" group from Szegerely, who sing in French, English and a couple of exotic other-end-of-the-Mediterranean languages, and have latterly become major figures on the burgeoning "world music" scene.
Singles
BAM! (Globestyle) 28 3 4/5/85
SI VOUS PASSEZ PAR LA (Beauty & Beat NS 111) 25 6 8/3/86
Albums
BAM! MUSTAPHAS PLAY STEREO (Globestyle FEZ 001) 13 5 13/4/85
SHOPPING (Orbitone ORB 022) 29 1 19/9/87
THE THREE WISE MEN
Rap trio comprising Jemski, Danny 'D' and A.J. They performed with scratch DJ Cybotron playing accompanying rhythm tracks.
Singles
URBAN HELL (Rhythm King LEFT 3) 25 6 6/11/86
REFRESH YOURSELF (Rhythm King LEFT 7) (12" only) 13 6 9/5/87
THROBBING GRISTLE
Electronic performance art quartet, formed in 1975, who had a tongue-in-cheek attitude to their recordings which sometimes passed over the heads of devoted followers. Industrial was their own label. The line-up was Genesis P Orridge (vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitar), Chris Carter (synthesisers) and Peter Christopherson (electronics).
Singles
ZYKLON B ZOMBIE/UNITED (Industrial IR 0003) 39 5 3/5/80
SOMETHING'S COME OVER ME (Industrial IR 0013) 23 4 15/11/80
ADRENALIN (Industrial IR 0015) 26 5 15/11/80
DISCIPLINE (Fetish FET 006) 43 2 6/6/81
Albums
20 JAZZ-FUNK GREATS (Industrial IR 008) 6 7 19/1/80
HEATHEN EARTH (Industrial IR 0009) 10 7 28/6/80
BOX SET (Fetish FX 1) 23 2 13/3/82
THE PSYCHIC SACRIFICE (Karnage KILL 1) 26 1 20/11/82
IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN (Illuminated JAMS 35) 23 1 17/3/84
THE THROWING MUSES
Idiosyncratic US rock/pop band from Boston, Massachusetts, with an original line-up comprising Kirstin Hersh (vocals & guitar), Tanya Donnelly (vocals & guitar), Leslie Langston (bass) and David Narcizo (drums). Signed by the British 4AD label, they based themselves in the UK.
Singles
CHAINS CHANGE (4AD BAD 701) (12" only) 6 11 28/3/87
DIZZY (4AD AD 903) 4 7 25/2/89
Albums
THROWING MUSES (4AD CAD 607) 7 4 20/9/86
THE FAT SKIER (4AD MAD 706) 2 10 29/8/87
HOUSE TORNADO (4AD CAD 802) 3 7 2/4/88
HUNKPAPA (4AD CAD 901) 2 15 4/2/89
JOHNNY THUNDERS (& THE HEARTBREAKERS*)
Thunders was former guitarist of the New York Dolls, while the Heartbreakers of the mid '80s were a reincarnation of the punk band he formed with fellow ex-Doll Jerry Nolan and former Television bassist Richard Hell. Thunders died in April 1991, aged only 38.
Singles
BORN TO LOSE (Twins T 1702) 45 1 16/3/85
CHINESE ROCKS (EP)* (Jungle JUNG 20) 25 8 20/7/85
Albums
L.A.M.F REVISITED* (Jungle FREUD 4) 5 10 5/5/84
LIVE AT THE LYCEUM (ABC ABCLP 2) 25 2 4/8/84
QUE SERA SERA (Jungle FREUD 9) 6 8 21/12/85
JOHNNY THUNDERS & PATTI PALLADIN
A New Orleans-styled Elvis Presley song (from the movie King Creole) revived in a one-off duet between Thunders and former Snatch vocalist Palladin.
Singles
CRAWFISH (Jungle JUNG 23) 7 12 16/11/85
TIGER LILY
A reissue of a 1977 single by a band which included Billy Curry (violin) and Warren Cann (drums) - both, by 1980, members of the hit-making Ultravox - plus Dennis Leigh (vocals), Stevie Shears (guitar) and Chris St. John (bass).
Singles
MONKEY JIVE (Dead Good DEAD 11) 34 5 18/10/80
THE TIGERTAILZ
Heavy rock quintet comprising Kim Hooker (vocals & guitar), Jay Pepper (guitar), Martin Shellard (keyboards), Pepsi Tate (bass) and Ace Finchum (drums).
Singles
LIVIN' WITHOUT YOU (Music For Nations KUT 129) 18 2 2/7/88
LOVEBOMB BABY (Music For Nations KUT 132) 17 1 24/6/89
TIK & TOK
Performance duo who combined a robotic mime act with their electronic pop music for David Rome's Survival label.
Singles
SUMMER IN THE CITY (Survival SUR 007) 31 6 18/9/82
COOL RUNNING (Survival SUR 016) 23 8 8/10/83
SCREEN ME I'M YOURS (Survival SUR 020) 17 5 25/2/84
THE TILLER BOYS
A short-lived Buzzcocks spin-off, involving Pete Shelley, Eric Random and Francis Cookson.
Singles
BIG NOISE FROM THE JUNGLE (New Hormones ORG 3) 30 8 1/3/80
THE TIMELORDS (see also KLF)
Bill Drummond and Jim Cauty in one of the more inspired of their surreal guises, a "band" who set the Doctor Who TV theme to the thumping rhythm of Gary Glitter's Rock And Roll Part 2 hit, and topped both the indie and national singles charts with the result.
Singles
DOCTORIN' THE TARDIS (KLF Communications KLF 003) 1 10 11/6/88
SALLY TIMMS & MARC ALMOND
Male/female duet involving the ever-mercurial Almond, formerly of Soft Cell.
Singles
THIS HOUSE IS A HOUSE OF TROUBLE (TI.M. MOTT 6) 8 7 4/7/87
THE TODD TERRY PROJECT
US house/hip-hop studio group. Terry was - and remains - a noted dance producer and remixer.
Singles
WEEKEND / JUST WANNA DANCE (Sleeping Bag SBUK 1) 4 5 19/11/88
Albums
TO THE BATMOBILE (LET'S GO) (Sleeping Bag SBUKLP 2) 7 5 10/12/88
TONES ON TAIL
A trio formed by ex-Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins, together with the band's former roadie Glenn Campling.
Singles
BURNING SKIES (Situation 2 SIT 21) 11 8 28/5/83
TOOLS YOU CAN TRUST
Manchester-based drum-orientated rhythm-makers, comprising Rob Ward (vocals, percussion & tapes), Phil Hughes (guitar & percussion), Ben Stedman (drums, bongos and tapes) and Eddie Fenn (drums), plus additional percussionists on stage.
Albums
YET MORE PROOF (Red Energy Dynamo S 601) 18 5 17/8/85
BERNIE TORME (THE BERNIE TORME BAND*)
Torme was the former guitarist in the Ian Gillan Band, and led variations of his own similar heavy rock aggregation through the 80s.
Singles
ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT* (Fresh FRESH 7) 33 5 26/1/80
Albums
ELECTRIC GYPSIES (Zebra ZEB 1) 18 3 12/11/83
LIVE (Zebra M ZEB 3) 18 3 14/4/84
TORMENT
Psychobilly band formed by ex-Frenzy guitarist Simon Brand.
Albums
THREE'S A CROWD (Nervous NERD 032) 20 2 19/12/87
TOT
Curious UK trio comprising vocalists Debbie Turner and Rachel George, with accompaniment by Tony Martin on "machines".
Singles
KILL ALL THE BOYS (Tot) 43 2 10/10/87
TOTAL CHAOS
A political punk quartet from the North of England.
Singles
FOUR TRACK EP (Volume VOL 2) 17 6 2/10/82
FRANK TOVEY (see also FAD GADGET)
Frank first recorded extensively for Mute under the guise of Fad Gadget; Tovey is his real name.
Singles
LUXURY (Mute 7MUTE 39) 20 6 24/8/85
LUDDITE JOE (Mute 7MUTE 44) 44 2 24/5/86
Albums
SNAKES AND LADDERS (Mute STUMM 23) 21 2 7/6/86
THE FAD GADGET SINGLES (Mute STUMM 37) 18 4 13/12/86
TOXIC REASONS
Well-respected punk band featuring Rob Lucjak (vocals & guitar), Ed Pittman (vocals), Bruce Stuckey (guitar), Greg Stoutt (bass) and James Pearson (drums).
Singles
GOD BLESS AMERICA (Skysaw HANG 1) 30 8 15/9/84
Albums
KILL BY REMOTE CONTROL (Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 41) 13 6 1/12/84
THE TOY DOLLS
Tongue-in-cheek, good-time Geordie punk rockers, whose 1984 pop smash with a typically offbeat revival of kids' favourite Nellie The Elephant served to get them rather unfairly tagged as a purely novelty act.
Singles
NELLIE THE ELEPHANT (Volume VOL 3) 16 10 25/12/82
CHEERIO AND TOODLE PIP (Volume VOL 5) 10 10 20/8/83
ALFIE FROM THE BRONX (Volume VOL 7) 13 12 3/12/83
WE'RE MAD/DEIRDRE'S A SLAG (Volume VOL 10) 4 13 4/8/84
NELLIE THE ELEPHANT (reissue) (Volume VOL 11) 1 16 1/12/84
SHE GOES TO FINO'S (Volume VOL 12) 4 8 6/4/85
JAMES BOND (LIVES DOWN OUR STREET) (Volume VOL 17) 7 9 28/9/85
GEORDIE'S GONE TO JAIL (Volume VOL 21) 14 4 9/8/86
Albums
DIG THAT GROOVE BABY! (Volume VOLP 1) 10 8 9/4/83
A FAR OUT DISC (Volume VOLP 2) 4 6 1/6/85
IDLE GOSSIP (Volume VOLP 3) 12 2 4/10/86
TOYAH
Birmingham's Toyah Wilcox was a professional actress, whose film appearances included Jubilee and Quadrophenia, when she suddenly found parallel success as a highly visual punk/pop singer. She later married former King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and these days is a frequently-seen TV personality.
Singles
SHEEP FARMING IN BARNET (EP) (Safari SAP 1) 2 15 19/1/80
VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE (Safari SAFE 15) 7 13 26/1/80
TRIBAL LOOK/BIRD IN FLIGHT (Safari SAFE 22) 2 14 9/2/80
IEYA (Safari SAFE 28) 3 11 14/6/80
DANCED (Safari SAFE 32) 7 15 13/12/80
FOUR FROM TOYAH (EP) (Safari TOY 1) 1 24 14/2/81
I WANT TO BE FREE (Safari SAFE 34) 1 15 16/5/81
THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS (Safari SAFE 38) 1 14 3/10/81
FOUR MORE FROM TOYAH (EP) (Safari TOY 2) 1 11 5/12/81
BRAVE NEW WORLD (Safari SAFE 45) 4 11 22/5/82
IEYA (reissue) (Safari SAFE 28) 5 11 26/6/82
BE LOUD, BE PROUD (BE HEARD) (Safari SAFE 52) 3 14 16/10/82
REBEL RUN (Safari SAFE 56) 3 7 1/10/83
THE VOW (Safari SAFE 58) 17 7 26/11/83
Albums
SHEEP FARMING IN BARNET (Safari IC 064) 1 19 1/3/80
THE BLUE MEANING (Safari IEYA 666) 1 42 14/6/80
TOYAH, TOYAH, TOYAH (Safari LIVE 2) 3 55 13/12/80
ANTHEM (Safari VOOR 1) 2 44 30/5/81
THE CHANGELING (Safari VOOR 9) 2 14 19/6/82
WARRIOR ROCK (TOYAH ON TOUR) (Safari TNT 1) 1 11 13/11/82
LOVE IS THE LAW (Safari VOOR 10) 7 6 12/11/83
TOYAN & NICODEMUS
Duetted album by two popular reggae DJ/vocalists.      
Albums
DJ CLASH - TOYAN VERSUS NICODEMUS (Greensleeves GREL 32) 21 6 27/3/82
THE TRAIN SET
Singles
SHE'S GONE (Play Hard DEC 011) 16 2 24/9/88
THE TRANSISTORS
Four-piece punk band from Croydon, with a monosyllabic line-up of Paul (vocals), Keith (guitar), Dave (bass) and Steve (drums).
Singles
RIOT SQUAD (Open Circuit OC 2) 29 5 20/3/82
TREEBOUND STORY      
Comprised Paul Currie (vocals & guitar), Richard Hawley (guitar), Paul Infanti (bass) and Rob Gregory (drums).
Singles
MY LIFE'S EXAMPLE (Fon ELM 8) 20 5 2/5/87
TRESPASS
Heavy metal band from Suffolk, with a line-up of Steve Mills (vocals), Mark Sutcliffe (lead guitar), Dave Crawte (guitar), Chris Linscot (bass) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums).
Singles
ONE OF THESE DAYS (Trial CASE 1) 17 12 9/2/80
TRIARCHY
A heavy metal three-piece band from Kent.
Singles
SAVE THE KHAN (SRT SRTS/79-CUS 599) 29 8 29/3/80
TRIBE OF TOFFS
Studio novelty vocal group with an amusing reference to the well-known BBC TV meteorologist/presenter.
Singles
JOHN KETTLEY IS A WEATHERMAN (Completely Different DAFT 1) 5 6 24/12/88
THE TRIFFIDS
Australian rock band from Perth, formed in 1983. The line-up was David McComb (vocals & guitar), Graham Lee (steel guitars), Jill Birt (keyboards), Robert McComb (violin & guitar), Marlyn Casey (bass) and Alsey MacDonald (drums).
Singles
FIELD OF GLASS (Hot HOT12007) (12" only) 8 8 20/4/85
YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER (UNTIL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY) (Hot HOT 726) 3 10 24/8/85
WIDE OPEN ROAD (Hot HOT 730) 19 2 5/7/86
THE PEEL SESSION (Strange Fruit SFPS 036) (12" only) 17 5 31/10/87
Albums
RAINING PLEASURE (Hot MINIHOT 1) 8 13 22/12/84
TREELESS PLAIN (Hot HOT 1003) 6 12 22/12/84
BORN SANDY DEVOTIONAL (Hot HOTLP 1023) 2 10 28/6/86
IN THE PINES (Hot HOTLP 1028) 5 14 13/12/86
TRIXIE'S BIG RED MOTOR BIKE      
Quirky UK trio, beloved of John Peel, who comprised Melanie Litten (vocals), Jim Bycroft (keyboards & sax) and Mart Litten (drums & bass).
Singles
NORMAN AND NARCISSUS (Lobby Ludd L 100001) 29 3 18/2/84
THE TRONICS      
Singles
WILD CAT ROCK (Red Rhino RED 31) 36 4 14/5/83
TRUE WEST      
A key component of California's psychedelic underground scene of the 80s.
Singles
SHOOT YOU DOWN (Zippo) 20 2 6/7/85
THE TRUTH      
UK mod/R&B band led by ex-Nine Below Zero vocalist/guitarist Dennis Greaves, along with Mick Lister (guitar), Chris Skornia (organ), Brian Bethell (bass) and Gary Wallis (drums).
Singles
PLAYGROUND (Illegal TRUTH 3) 37 4 6/4/85
TUNNEL VISION
Singles
WATCHING THE HYDROPLANES (Factory FAC 39) 34 3 1/8/81
TURKEY BONES & THE WILD DOGS
Psychobilly gore-kings, whose live shows involved an open exchange of saliva and animal entrails between band and audience.
Singles
PURPLE NOISE (McKechnie MAC 1/12) 22 5 26/5/84
THE TURNTABLE ORCHESTRA
Dance music outfit which was actually Joey Negro in disguise yet again.
Singles
YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME (Republic LIC 020) 7 6 28/1/89
TUXEDOMOON
San Francisco electronic/alternative rock outfit originally formed in 1977. The line-up went through several changes, but on Half Mute was: Blaine Reininger (violin, vocals & electronics), Steve Brown (keyboards, sax & electronics) and Peter Principal (bass & electronics).
Albums
HALF MUTE (Ralph TX 8004L) 10 5 10/5/80
THE TV PERSONALITIES (THE TELEVISION PERSONALITIES*)
Satirical, 60s-influenced, tongue-in-cheek outfit who worked tangentially to the punk scene apparently in order to take the piss out of it. The core line-up was Dan Treacy and Ed Ball, with other musicians coming and going on various releases.
Singles
WHERE'S BILL GRUNDY NOW? (EP) (Rough Trade FIT 033) 12 4 19/1 /80
KING AND COUNTRY (Rough Trade RT 051) 17 7 26/7/80
I KNOW WHERE SYD BARRETT LIVES* (Rough Trade RT 063) 40 2 28/2/81
A SENSE OF BELONGING (Rough Trade FIT 109) 10 8 24/12/83
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Dreamworld DREAM 10) 16 7 1 /3/86
THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (Constrictor COLL 003) 24 2 11/4/87
SALVADOR DALI'S GARDEN PARTY (EP)* (Fire BLAZE 37S) 18 1 4/11/89
Albums
AND DON'T THE KIDS JUST LOVE IT!* (Rough Trade ROUGH 24) 19 4 21/3/81
THE PAINTED WORD* (Illuminated JAMS 37) 14 7 5/5/84
TV21
Edinburgh pop-rockers, formed in 1979, who supported the Rolling Stones on a European tour. Lineup was Norman Rodgers (vocals & guitar), Ally Palmer (guitar), Neil Baldwin (bass), Dave Hampton (trumpet) and Colin Meach (drums - replaced during 1981 by Angel Paterson).
Singles
ON THE RUN (Demon D 1004) 46 2 21/3/81
TWANG
Quartet from Manchester, comprising Andy Ladd (vocals), David Hindmarsh (guitar), John Sargeant (bass) and Leonard Penrose (drums).
Singles
SHARP (Stet) 19 7 6/12/86
KICK AND COMPLAIN (Ron Johnson Z RON 22) 35 2 11/4/87
TWELFTH NIGHT
Pomp-rock band originally led by Geoff Mann, a Christian who is now a vicar! He was replaced in 1984 by Andy Sears. Remainder of the line-up: Andy Revell (guitar), Rock Battersby (keyboards), Clive Mitten (bass) and Brian Devoil (drums).
Albums
ART & ILLUSION (Music For Nations MFN 36) 21 1 24/11/84
THE TWENTY FLIGHT ROCKERS
UK quartet whose name was inspired by 20 Flight Rock, Eddie Cochran's song from The Girl Can't Help It. They comprised Gary Twinn (vocals), Ian McKean (guitar), Jeff Vine(bass) and Mark Laff (drums).
Singles
TOWER BLOCK ROCK (ABC ABCS 008) 33 9 30/11/85
21 GUNS
Rock quintet comprising Gary `Judge" Chambers (vocals), Stuart (guitar), Trevor Evans(keyboards), Kevin Turner (bass) and Johnny Rex (drums).
Singles
21 GUNS (Shack SHA 001) 46 3 4/4/81
23 SKIDOO (see also 400 BLOWS & 23 SKIDOO)
Fritz, Alex, Johnny, Sam, Tom, Tim, Tim and Richard!
Singles
ANOTHER BABY'S FACE (Pineapple Products PULP 23) 47 1 4/4/81
TEARING UP THE PLANS (Fetish FP 20) 16 10 12/6/82
COUP (IN THE PALACE) (Illuminated ILL 2812) 3 13 11/2/84
LANGUAGE (Illuminated ILL 3812) (12" only) 6 7 21/7/84
THE ASSASSINS WITH SOUL (Illuminated 12LEV 72) (12" only) 15 4 11/10/86
Albums
SEVEN SONGS (Fetish SM 2008) 1 22 6/3/82
THE CULLING IS COMING (Operation Twilight OPT 023) 8 7 5/3/83
URBAN GAMELAN (Illuminated JAM 40) 1 10 4/8/84
JUST LIKE EVERYBODY (Bleeding Chin) 29 2 9/5/87
THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
Jamaican group, originally formed in 1962, who worked with most of the Island's celebrated ska and reggae producers. Line-up was Norman Grant (vocals & drums), Ralston Grant (vocals & guitar), Eric Barnard (piano), Karl Hyatt (vocals & percussion) and Albert Green (congas & percussion).
Albums
ME NO YOU (Twinkle MG 1) 19 3 20/6/81
2 IN A ROOM
US dance music duo from New Jersey, who went on to have a top 3 UK hit in 1991 with Wiggle It.
Singles
SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! (Big Life BLR 12) 13 2 25/11/89
THE TYGERS OF PAN TANG
New wave heavy metal quartet from Whitley Bay in North-East England, who were rapidly snapped up by MCA. Line-up was Jess Cox (vocals), Rob Weir (guitar), Rocky (bass) and Brian Dick (drums).
Singles
DON'T TOUCH ME THERE (Neat 03) (this was removed from the indie chart after 9 weeks, when MCA took over its distribution) 10 9 26/1/80
JUDIE TZUKE
London-born singer/songwriter (of Polish lineage) who found her biggest success during the late 1970s on Elton John's Rocket label with the hit single Stay With Me Till Dawn and album Welcome To The Cruise.
Singles
YOU (Legacy LGY 14) 36 3 13/10/84

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