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ABC: Romancing Tongue In Chic

Interview by Gavin Martin, NME, March 1982

FOLLOWING IN the footsteps of Barbara Windsor, The Professionals' Martin Shaw and Crossroads' Benny Hawkins ABC are tonight making a Public Appearance at Sheffield's Top ...

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ABC, Essential Bop, Restricted Code: Bristol Bop! Glasgow Pop! It's As Easy As ABC!

Profile and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, December 1980

LEMON SUCKING refers to the practice of sucking in the cheeks to affect the 'rock'n'roll' wasted look. Chewing, or neck bending, refers, I would suppose, ...

ABC: The Return of Big Fry

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1982

More Tales From The Bean Factory from the hottest young fart at play. ...

ABC: The Lexicon Of Love

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1982

DESIRE SOMETIMES goes unreciprocated. Sad, but it happens. Martin Fry, the leader of ABC, does not accept this with equanimity. He stares at his blueprint ...

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Interview by Paul Morley, NME, December 1982

MARTIN FRY, a shy but conspicuous grammar school boy from Bramall, Stockport, shuffles into the bookshop where I sell second hand records. He buys the ...

New Romantics: Sweat & Ice

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, March 1983

THE NEW BRITISH DANCE ROMANTICS: ABC, THOMPSON TWINS, YAZ, CULTURE CLUB ...

ABC: Past Imperfect, Future Tense

Interview by Jon Savage, Face, The, January 1984

On the dreamstage of a pop-music fantasy, ABC were cast as the perfection of a glossy ideal. But their irony was misread, their clothes misconstrued. ...

Agony and Ecstasy of ABC

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, June 1984

ALL EDUCATION begins with ABCs. This particular education is of the musical sort, concerning one Sheffield-based trio (formerly quartet) that took its alphabetical beliefs and ...

ABC: Pop Groups Should Not Make Comebacks

Comment by Fiona Russell Powell, Times, The, March 1997

FOR THE PAST MONTH, posters have been plastered all over London advertising tonight's comeback gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire of the 1980s pop group, ...

ABC: Beauty Stab

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, February 1998

The Lexicon Of Loathe: ABC's flawed second LP, reissued with one extra track ...

ABC & Tears For Fears: Compilations

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 2001

Tears For Fears: between two stools. ABC: cool disco sheen. That was then. Early Eighties pop revisited Hello! — An Introduction To ABC The Working Hour — ...

Martin Fry: When Martin Sings…

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2001

"IT WAS GREAT doing interviews when I first started, cos I'd just tell everyone what a brilliant, worldwide phenomenon ABC were going to be as ...

“It Was Like Disco, But In A Bob Dylan Way”: The Lexicon Of Love

Sleevenotes by Daryl Easlea, Neutron/Mercury Records, November 2004

FEW ALBUMS DEFINE the resonance and the beauty of a particular era as does The Lexicon Of Love by ABC. It could be said that ...

ABC/Human League/Heaven 17: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, December 2008

THERE ARE QUEUES around the building for the Sheffield groups who brought electro-funk (Heaven 17), orchestral disco (ABC) and synth pop (the Human League) to ...

The Steel City Tour: Human League, ABC and Heaven 17 at the Hammersmith Apollo

Live Review by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, February 2009

THE STEEL CITY TOUR is a thrilling glimpse of the once- future through the lens of the past. What these groups attempted in Sheffield at ...

Second Comings: The Klaxons and the Struggle to Follow Up a Hit Debut Album

Comment by Pete Paphides, Times, The, March 2009

IT TAKES SOME doing to instigate a backlash from your fans without actually releasing a record. Yet this month, by revealing that their record company, ...

ABC: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, December 2012

MARTIN FRY clearly has a hideous self-portrait lurking in some dusty attic, because the 54-year-old appeared spookily ageless at this glitzy London show. Still as ...

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