Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins

Formed in 1977 in Sheffield and London by Tom Bailey and the two guitarists John Roog and Peter Dodd with drmmer Chris Bell (3) joining soon afterwards after some line-up changes. They arrived in London and self-released their debut single "Squares And Triangles" in 1980. After their debut album they recruited The Soft Boys's bassist Matthew Seligman and New Zealand saxophonist Alannah Currie and their septet was in full gear with Joe Leeway. After they completed their third album John Roog and Peter Dodd left the group and formed the short lived act Big View as well as Matthew Seligman that went on as a session musician (for The Waterboys, David Bowie etc.) As a trio Thompson Twins reached their commercial peak with their "Into The Gap" album and the five singles that spawned, managing to conquer the american market as well. Joe Leeway went solo in 1986 and the group continued as a duo releasing three more albums. The band released eight albums in total. In 1993, Bailey and Currie started the electronic project Babble.

Thompson Twins Discography


203 862-320 Thompson Twins A Product Of... (Album) T Records (2) 203 862-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
AL8-8244 Thompson Twins In The Name Of Love (Album) Arista AL8-8244 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
TELP 2 Thompson Twins Set (Album) T Records (2) TELP 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
AL 6607 Thompson Twins Quick Step & Side Kick (Album, Comp) Arista AL 6607 US 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4181/S Thompson Twins In Concert-303(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4181/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Thompson Twins Interview(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Arista none Australia 1983 Sell This Version
TWICS 5 Thompson Twins Out Of The Gap (MiniAlbum, Single) Arista TWICS 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
R124567 Thompson Twins Into The Gap (Album, Comp) Arista R124567 US 1984 Sell This Version
407 164, 407 164-652 Thompson Twins Here's To Future Days (Album, Comp, EP) Arista, Arista 407 164, 407 164-652 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Thompson Twins Here's To Future Days Radio Special(LP, Promo) Radio International none US 1985 Sell This Version
Series #35 Show #3 Jim Ladd Hosts Thompson Twins Jim Ladd Hosts Thompson Twins - Jim Ladd Hosts Thompson Twins(LP, Promo) Innerview Series #35 Show #3 US 1986 Sell This Version
TTLP1 Thompson Twins Thompson Twins Live(LP, Album) Arista TTLP1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
TC-VG 60061 Thompson Twins Close To The Bone (Album) Arista, Arista TC-VG 60061 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
ADP-9586 Thompson Twins Interview Sampler(LP, Promo, Smplr) Arista ADP-9586 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25921-1 Thompson Twins Big Trash (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Red Eye (2) 9 25921-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
7599-26631-1 Thompson Twins Queer (Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26631-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RANK 1 Thompson Twins Squares And Triangles (Single) Dirty Discs RANK 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Late 1 Thompson Twins She's In Love With Mystery(7", Single) Latent Late 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AHAD 105 Thompson Twins Make Believe (Let's Pretend) (Single) T Records (2) AHAD 105 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
TEE 122 Thompson Twins Animal Laugh (Oumma Aularesso) T Records (2) TEE 122 UK 1981 Sell This Version
102 942-100 Thompson Twins Perfect Game (Single) T Records (2) 102 942-100 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
600.488 Thompson Twins Politics(12") Hansa 600.488 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
104 346, 104.346 Thompson Twins Runaway (Single) T Records (2) 104 346, 104.346 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
ART-7111 Thompson Twins Lies (Single, Maxi) Arista, Arista ART-7111 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
AFS-9238, AS 0671-SA Thompson Twins In The Name Of Love (Single) T Records (2) AFS-9238, AS 0671-SA US 1982 Sell This Version