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  • Awesome Music: Every song from their first album, really. "Emotion In Motion" is a highlight, being a beautiful track about coming to peace with yourself as well as other people.
  • Cult Classic: An underrated band whose heartfelt songs have touched those who felt lost and alienated in this world.
  • Covered Up: Their version of "Always Something There To Remind Me" is better known than the 60's soul versions, mostly thanks to its music video being marathon-aired on MTV.
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  • Dork Age: Their second album was a collection of generic synth-pop songs, and its failure directly led to the two breaking up.
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: Many fans will get cheesed off at those who write off the band as just another 80's pop group, solely because they did that cover of "Always Something There To Remind Me" and "Promises, Promises" (which even had Madonna appear on the Jellybean 12" version!). The band was far more introspective & innovative than their commercial New Wave contemporaries, with their lyrics having scathing critiques of various aspects of society; tortuous love, feeling like your life is meaningless and not what you hoped for, and more.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Pete Byrne's soft, yet strong and firm voice. If it weren't for him, their songs would sound a lot less emotional.
    • The church bells in "Always Something There To Remind Me".
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Voices In My Head". "I hear voices in my head, everywhere"? Yikes. The music video is freaky as well, what with that Greek statue-like woman seemingly judging the audience, and those masks...
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  • Sequelitis: Not only was their second album a cornucopia of mediocrity, Rob Fisher later started a group with singer Simon Climie called...., well, Climie Fisher. Their songs were the epitome of cliche 80's synth-pop & it's unsurprising that group is completely forgotten.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Their second album, as well as the entirety of Climie Fisher's output.
  • Tear Jerker: Most of their songs are this to anyone who's had an existential crisis or a painful romance.
    • Rob's early death.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Their second album, which sounded just like Yamaha DX 7-era Scritti Politti. Unsurprisingly, nobody liked it.

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