ABC

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Formed 1980, Sheffield, UK

Fry, White and Singleton started out as Vice Versa, who released an EP "Music 4" in 1979 and contributed the track "Genetic Warfare" to a compilation, "1980: The First Fifteen Minutes" before mutating into ABC.

During the late '70s, Fry ran his own fanzine, Modern Drugs, while he attended Sheffield University. ABC formed in 1980, after Fry interviewed Vice Versa members Mark White (guitar) and Stephen Singleton (saxophone) for his fanzine. The two musicians asked Fry to join their band as a vocalist, and he soon became part of the group; the lineup also featured drummer David Robinson and bassist Mark Lickley.

Soon, Fry had taken control of the electronic band, he recruited Trevor Horn as producer to steer them in a more pop-oriented direction and renamed the group ABC. By the fall of 1981, the band had signed a record contract with Phonogram Records, which agreed to distribute ABC's own label, Neutron. ABC released their first single, "Tears Are Not Enough," in November; it peaked at number 19 on the U.K. charts.
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Albums

ABC - The Lexicon Of Love illustration d'album ABC The Lexicon Of Love (Album, Comp) Neutron Records US 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - Beauty Stab illustration d'album ABC Beauty Stab (Album) Neutron Records, Phonogram South Africa 1983 Vendre cette version
none ABC - King Biscuit Flower Hour Starring Ultravox / ABC illustration d'album Ultravox, ABC Ultravox, ABC - King Biscuit Flower Hour Starring Ultravox / ABC(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour none US 1983 Vendre cette version
ABC - How To Be A Zillionaire! illustration d'album ABC How To Be A Zillionaire! (Album) Neutron Records Colombia 1985 Vendre cette version
ABC - Alphabet City illustration d'album ABC Alphabet City (Album) Mercury, Phonogram Canada 1987 Vendre cette version
ABC - Up illustration d'album ABC Up (Album) Neutron Records US 1989 Vendre cette version
ABC - Abracadabra illustration d'album ABC Abracadabra (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Italy 1991 Vendre cette version
ABC - Skyscraping illustration d'album ABC Skyscraping (Album) Deconstruction UK 1997 Vendre cette version
ABC3 ABC - ABC illustration d'album ABC ABC(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Blatant ABC3 UK 1997 Vendre cette version
ABC - Lexicon Of Live illustration d'album ABC Lexicon Of Live (Album) Blatant UK 1999 Vendre cette version
ABC - Traffic illustration d'album ABC Traffic (Album) Borough Music UK 2008 Vendre cette version
ABC - The Lexicon Of Love II illustration d'album ABC The Lexicon Of Love II (Album) Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records UK 2016 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

ABC - Tears Are Not Enough illustration d'album ABC Tears Are Not Enough (Single, Maxi) Neutron Records Netherlands 1981 Vendre cette version
ABC - All Of My Heart / Overture (From The Lexicon Of Love) illustration d'album ABC All Of My Heart / Overture (From The Lexicon Of Love) (Single, Maxi, EP) Neutron Records Ecuador 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - バレンタイン・デイ = Valentine's Day illustration d'album ABC バレンタイン・デイ = Valentine's Day (Single) Mercury Japan 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - Poison Arrow / Tears Are Not Enough illustration d'album ABC Poison Arrow / Tears Are Not Enough (Single) Mercury US 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - Poison Arrow illustration d'album ABC Poison Arrow (Single, Maxi, EP) Neutron Records Australia 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - The Look Of Love (Parts One And Two) illustration d'album ABC The Look Of Love (Parts One And Two) (Single, Maxi, EP) Neutron Records Japan 1982 Vendre cette version
AS 5000 630, 6059 534 1 ABC - The Look Of Love / Avalon illustration d'album ABC / Roxy Music ABC / Roxy Music - The Look Of Love / Avalon(7", Promo) Mercury, Mercury, EG AS 5000 630, 6059 534 1 Italy 1982 Vendre cette version
ABC - That Was Then But This Is Now illustration d'album ABC That Was Then But This Is Now (Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records UK 1983 Vendre cette version
ABC - S.O.S. illustration d'album ABC S.O.S. (Single) Neutron Records UK 1983 Vendre cette version
ABC - Selections From The Magnificent New ABC Long Player "Beauty Stab" illustration d'album ABC Selections From The Magnificent New ABC Long Player "Beauty Stab" Neutron Records UK 1983 Vendre cette version
SNP-124 ABC - City Nights / That Was Then But This Is Now illustration d'album Melissa Manchester / ABC Melissa Manchester / ABC - City Nights / That Was Then But This Is Now(12", Promo) Arista, Mercury SNP-124 Japan 1983 Vendre cette version
AS 5000 669 ABC - Second Home By The Sea / That Was Then But This Is Now illustration d'album Genesis / ABC Genesis / ABC - Second Home By The Sea / That Was Then But This Is Now(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 669 Italy 1983 Vendre cette version
ABC - How To Be A Millionaire illustration d'album ABC How To Be A Millionaire (Single, Maxi, EP) Neutron Records UK 1984 Vendre cette version

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junkmale

junkmale

17 septembre 2014
thanks your note Crijevo, I was unaware of their previous incarnation of Vice Versa, I shall go hunting for some of that now!
not sure if the state of perfection can ever be achieved, but I think it's fair to say that ABC come very close with not just one but many of their beautifully crafted creations.
a quality act indeed!
Crijevo

Crijevo

30 janvier 2003
ABC is a perfectly simple name for a group who swore to write perfect pop songs ever since... However, it is a less known their origin in Sheffield avantgarde scene called Vice Versa (one of the most perfect all-time names to call a band), which only points out to their perfectionist stance as truly embraced (and eventually disappointed) by punk and its cyclical fashions (their own anti-consumerist anthem 'Artists at War')... The way The Human League sold their soul, Vice Versa were their dark twin brother; the way 'Dare' collided down the mainstream corridor with Philip Oakey unable to repeat it again ever after, Vice Versa turned from the incredibly chaotic minimalist electronic noise-some into a more soulful fraction ABC that immediately striked against the tide with their own organised sound structure intended to a wider pop-market. Some called it pretentious and cynical. But it's not really. It's a perfect product. 'The Lexicon of Love' might remain a curse of momentary trends that fitted in perfectly at the time for the group, as their sound heavily progressed throughout the past twenty years in various directions, still they make it all quite timeless and appearently memorable experience.

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