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Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennessee


On this date in 1979, Silicon Teens released their debut single, "Memphis Tennessee". It was backed by "Let's Dance". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Music For Parties. The group was the idea of Mute Records creator Daniel Miller and was not a real group. Studio musicians were brought in to play on the records. A group of teenage actors were hired to do the press interviews (though a real musician, Frank Tovey of Fad Gadget, was hired to "play" the lead singer). The "fictional" U.K. mod revivalist group was over by year's end with one album and four singles. Daniel Miller, by the way, was the lead singer of The Normal ("Warm Leatherette").

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Anonymous said...

Mod revivalist? Last time I checked Silicon Teens were synthpop.

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