Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins

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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.
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Thompson Twins Discography

Albums

203 862-320 Thompson Twins A Product Of... (Album) T Records (2) 203 862-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
AL 6601 Thompson Twins In The Name Of Love (Album) Arista AL 6601 US 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
IC-83-16-Y The Fixx / Thompson Twins The Fixx / Thompson Twins - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-83-16-Y US 1983 Sell This Version
#1002 Thompson Twins The Penthouse/Omni Magazine College Rock Concert(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #1002 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Thompson Twins Interview(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Arista none Australia 1983 Sell This Version
none Culture Club / Thompson Twins Culture Club / Thompson Twins - In Concert(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour none US 1983 Sell This Version
AL 9624 Thompson Twins Side Kicks(LP, Album) Arista AL 9624 US 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
IC-84-16 Thompson Twins, Howard Jones Thompson Twins, Howard Jones - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-84-16 US 1984 Sell This Version
AC8-8276 Thompson Twins Here's To Future Days (Album, Comp, EP) Arista, Arista AC8-8276 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
none Thompson Twins Here's To Future Days Radio Special(LP, Promo) Radio International none US 1985 Sell This Version
1985 Tears For Fears, Thompson Twins Tears For Fears, Thompson Twins - The Best Of The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, S/Sided, Transcription + LP, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 1985 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, Transcription) 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
IC-86-04 'Til Tuesday / Thompson Twins 'Til Tuesday / Thompson Twins - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-86-04 US 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