The Thompson Twins (singers and multi-instrumentalists Tom Bailey and Alannah
Currie) were perhaps the most sophisticated proponents of 1980s electro
funk-pop in Britain.
They were originally a six or seven unit combo that played complex dance-music
on A Product Of (T, 1981). Set (T, 1982) refined the formula
with In The Name Of Love and Bouncing.
In The Name Of Love (Arista, 1982) summarizes the first two albums.
Quick Step And Side Kick (Arista, 1983) and
Side Kicks (Arista, 1983) contained perhaps their best material, namely
Love On Your Side and We Are Detective,
Into The Gap (Arista, 1984) is the album that made them international
stars, thanks to Doctor Doctor and Hold Me Now.
Lay Your Hands On Me and King For A Day, from
Here's To Future Days (Arista, 1985), were the last hits.
Close To The Bone (Arista, 1987), Big Trash (Warner Bros, 1989)
and Queer (Warner Bros, 1991) were as uninspired as the early ones,
but the fad had passed.
The duo reinvented itself as Babble and release two more awful albums,
The Stone (Reprise, 1994) and
Ether (Reprise, 1996), that incorporate elements of
world-music, ambient and techno.
I Thompson Twins (i cantanti e musicisti Tom Bailey e Alannah Currie) furono
forse i piu` raffinati esponente del funk-pop tecnologico degli anni '80 in
Il duo si diversifico` in tempo, stile, strumentazione e armonie vocali
attraverso gli hit
In The Name Of Love (1982), Bouncing (1982),
Doctor Doctor (1983), Hold Me Now (1984),
Lay Your Hands On Me (1985), King For A Day (1985).