ABC – Absolutely ABC

For all their recorded lushness—and was there a more pristine '80s bauble than The Lexicon Of Love?—ABC never quite nailed the visuals. The Jerome K Jerome river-larks of "The Look Of Love" and cartoon capery of "How To Be A Millionaire" aside, it was disappointingly standard fare: Martin Fry doing lost and lovelorn while being cold-shouldered by aloof waifs. As the decade (and the hits) thinned out, the videos almost stopped trying altogether.

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For all their recorded lushness?and was there a more pristine ’80s bauble than The Lexicon Of Love??ABC never quite nailed the visuals. The Jerome K Jerome river-larks of “The Look Of Love” and cartoon capery of “How To Be A Millionaire” aside, it was disappointingly standard fare: Martin Fry doing lost and lovelorn while being cold-shouldered by aloof waifs. As the decade (and the hits) thinned out, the videos almost stopped trying altogether.

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