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Monday, 17 August 2009

Digging your scene - Blow Monkeys

Fronted by lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player Dr. Robert (born Bruce Robert Howard, 2 May 1961, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland), the Blow Monkeys formed in 1981. The other members were Mick Anker, Neville Henry and Tony Kiley. They released their debut album 'Limping for a generation' in 1984.

It was 1986's 'Animal magic', their second album, that carried their first hit, 'Digging your scene'. The lyric of the song dealt with the AIDS-fuelled backlash against gays. Robert commented: 'There was a little bit of hysteria about AIDS, I think, in the early days here in the tabloids. People were using it in order to slag off the gay scene and the gay culture. And what I wanted to do was redress the balance in my own way.' The single reached number 12 in the UK singles chart and number 37 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 405
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, 1986
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Digging your scene' / 'I backed a winner (in you)'

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