A little about ABC...
ABC’s second album ‘Beauty Stab’ was a very different proposition to the polished beauty of ‘The Lexicon of Love’ and spawned the hits ‘That Was Then But This Is Now’ and ‘SOS’. It developed a much rawer hard-edged sound. These were protest songs from a band that was constantly evolving.
This was followed in 1984 by the album ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’. ABC again conquered American audiences with a series of devastating club mixes and pre Gorillaz animated cartoons. ‘How To Be A Millionaire’, ‘Be Near Me’, alongside ‘Vanity Kills’ and ‘Ocean Blue’ were all Billboard dance chart number ones. The emphasis here was unashamedly electronic
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Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Date Stamp, When Smokey Sings, Tears Are Not Enough, The Night You, Murdered Love, All Of My Heart, Show Me, Love Is Strong, The Very First Time, How To Be A Millionaire, Be Near Me, One Better World, SOS, King Without A Crown, Ride, Vanity Kills, Skyscraping, Stranger Things, That Was Then But This Is Now, Say It, Validation