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Years - 1979-Not much later
Best Song - Pop Muzik (#1 in UK - 19/5/79, #1 in US, #1 in Australia)
Origin - Paris (Well that's where he got the idea for the song from)
Driving Force - "Well to some degree pop music is the muzak now. I mean, after the Sex Pistols I couldn't see what there was left to do except make these observation."

 

 

Machinations

Years - 1979-
Best Song - Pressure Sway (#19 in Melbourne)
Origin - Sydney, Australia
Driving Force -

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Magazine

Years - 1977-81
Best Song - Shot by Both Sides (#27 in UK - 18/2/78)
Origin -Manchester, England
Driving Force - "Everybody was playing everything ultra fast, as fast as they could. I thought we could begin to play slow music again".

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Martha & The Muffins

Years - 1977-93 (on and off in the later stages)
Best Song - Echo Beach (#6 in UK - 5/4/80, #9 in Melbourne)
Origin - Toronto, Canada
Driving Force - Leaving the 9-5 world

 

 

Men Without Hats

Years - 1980-
Best Song - Safety Dance (#5 in UK - 12/11/83, #18 in US - 29/11/83, #3 in Melbourne)
Origin - Montreal, Canada
Driving Force - Electro pop with an anti-nuclear message

Minny Pops

Years - 1979-86
Best Song - Kojak
Origin - Holland
Driving Force -

Missing Persons

Years - 1980-86
Best Song - Words (#42 in US, #15 in Melbourne)
Origin - Los Angeles, USA
Driving Force - Playboy, marriage, breakup, Duran Duran, Max Headroom (or is that more a history of the band?)!

Mi-Sex

Years - 1978-reformed 2015 (Steve Gilpin died 6th January 1992, Kevin Stanton died 17th May 2017)
Best Song - Computer Games (#4 in Melbourne, #1 OZ)
Origin - New Zealand
Driving Force - From Fragments of Time to Australia - heavily influenced by Bowie and Ultravox.

Models

Years - 1978-88 (James Freud died 4th November 2010)
Best Song - I Hear Motion (#6 in Melbourne)
Origin - Melbourne, Australia
Driving Force - Re-shaping, Re-modelling, Re-forming

Moev

Years - 1982-
Best Song - Cracked Mirror
Origin - Vancouver, Canada
Driving Force - Two synthesizers, a guitar and an operatic, layered vocal that puts other electronic musicians to shame.

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Monsoon

Years - 1980-82
Best Song - Ever So Lonely (#11 in UK - 15/5/82, #23 in Melbourne)
Origin - London, England
Driving Force - Eastern basis (Dari Mankoo on sitar and tabla) with Western mix (Martin Smith on guitar) originating with Steve Coe on keyboards and the addition of Sheila Chandra.