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Music: ABC
ABC are an influential New Romantic / Synth Pop / New Wave band from Sheffield, UK. They are most famous for their debut album, The Lexicon Of Love, which was very highly acclaimed and a commercial smash. Their later albums were not so well received, and they split up in the early 1990s. But they made a comeback soon enough, and from then on have had a lucrative career on the 80s revival circuit.

Not to be confused with the Jackson5 album ABC and its title song.

  • The Lexicon of Love (1982)
  • Beauty Stab (1983)
  • How to be a...Zillionaire! (1985)
  • Alphabet City (1987)
  • Up (1989)
  • Abracadabra (1991)
  • Skyscraping (1997)
  • Traffic (2008)

ABC's work contains examples of:

  • Breakup Album: The Lexicon of Love, arguably.
  • Face of the Band: Lead singer Martin Fry, and how!
  • Record Producer: Trevor Horn, for their first album.
  • Sexy Sax Man: Their sax player Stephen Singleton is said to be this in the introducing-the-band song "Alphabet Soup": "Now sax equals sex, equals sax / Which makes Stephen pornographic..."
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    Creator/Parlophone RecordsLily Allen
    Post-PunkThe Associates
ZZ TopRocka-ha
Ten Thousand ManiacsMusic of the 1980sAC/DC

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