Plastic pop tarts' revival confirmed by box set
Brum’s New Romantic boy wonders saw themselves as “Sex Pistols meet Chic”. The rest of us Old Realists would probably place them nearer A Flock Of Seagulls meet Leo Sayer, but nonetheless they’re currently enjoying a cred revival, cited as pretty gods by The Faint and Dandy Warhols. Their first ever box set packages up 13 hit singles, with B-sides, in?love this word?”pouchettes”. There’s the good (“Girls On Film”), the bad (“Union Of The Snake”) and the indifferent (“Save A Prayer”). Plus “A View To A Kill”, the lamest Bond theme ever till Sheryl Crow wheezed along. Still, that ol’bimbo called fashion’s saved them ’til the morning after.