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Talk Talk

Talk Talk

Years - 1980-92
Best Song - Talk Talk (#29 in UK - 4/12/82, #17 in Melbourne)
Origin - Southend, England
Driving Force - "I want to write songs that you'll be able to listen to in 20 years time." - Mark Hollis

 

 

Teardrop Explodes

The Teardrop Explodes

Years - 1979-83
Best Song - When I Dream
Origin - Liverpool, England
Driving Force - "The modern music scene is about as vitriolic as a mindless television programme like The Love Boat." - Julian Cope

 

 

 


Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

Years - 1982-95 (Well now only Roland Orzabal and maybe new material one day, Curt Smith now in a band called Mayfield with a new limited release album).
Best Song - Mad World (#3 in UK - 13-20/11/82, #14 in Melbourne)
Origin - Bath, England
Driving Force - Not much judging by their "live" shows

 

Telex

Telex

Years - 1978-88
Best Song - Moskow Diskow
Origin - Brussels, Belgium
Driving Force - Marc Moulin, in fact all 3 members bring a variety of intersts which work well together

 

Hate

Theatre of Hate

Years - 1981-82
Best Song - Do You Beleive in the West World (#29 in UK - 13/2/82)
Origin - London, England
Driving Force - "Certain people could live up to the Theatre of Hate idea - others couldn't, you don't stay on the train when it's got to end of the line."

 

Thirteen at Midnight

Years - 1982-85
Best Song - Climb Down
Origin - England
Driving Force - Pop duo bandwagon


Thompson Twins

Years - 1977-91 (the as Babble) - Exclusive Tom Bailey interview from July 1997.
Best Song - Love on Your Side (#7 in UK - 19/3/83)
Origin - Chesterfield, England
Driving Force - "I think we are going to move into the field of futurism. It's not the same sort of futurism that was happening in the pre-'80's in England with all the clothes - that was cold futurism. What we want to do is start writing songs, like Watching, that are about an extended vision of the future, not just the cold, isolated machine takes over everything kind of thing."

 

Throbbing

Throbbing Gristle

Years - 1975-81
Best Song - Adrenalin
Origin - Sheffield, England
Driving Force - Torture, cults, wars, venereology, concentration camp behaviour, Aleister Crowley, unusual murders and unusual pornography

Tones on Tail

Years - 1983-85
Best Song -
Origin - Northampton, England
Driving Force - "We're doing things the otherway towhat Bauhaus did. They started off as a live band, then went into the studio. We started off as a live studio band and have to branch off into live to show ourselves". A little side project (along with Jazz Butcher) between Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.

Toyah

Toyah

Years - Born 1958 - Signed to Safari 15/12/78 - First single 19/7/79
Best Song - Thunder in the Mountains (#4 in UK)
Origin - Birmingham, England
Driving Force - Gangs -> Punk -> Solo talent via TV host -> Now a Teletubby commentator

The Triffids

Years - 1982-89 (McComb embarked on a solo career and died Feb '99 - 17/2/62-2/2/99)
Best Song - Wide Open Road
Origin - Sydney, Australia
Driving Force - Evocative of rural Australian townships and psyche

Trio

Trio

Years -
Best Song - Da Da Da (#2 in UK - 31/12/82, #18 in Melbourne)
Origin - Germany
Driving Force -