Showing posts with label Haircut One Hundred. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Haircut One Hundred. Show all posts

Monday, 25 May 2009

Love plus one - Haircut One Hundred

'Love plus one' was the second hit single for Haircut One Hundred in the UK, peaking at number 3. Outside of the UK, the band never really took off. The strange thing is, even though the band had four top 10 hits in the UK, this song was number 90 on VH1's '100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s' programme. Bad research, anyone?

I first heard this song when Nick Heyward performed it live during a Here & Now tour in 2001. Though he didn't do the best set of the evening, this song did stick in my mind.

My collection: 7" single no. 3731
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, May 23, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Love plus one' / 'Marine boy'

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Fantastic day - Haircut One Hundred

I didn't know the song 'Fantastic day' when Nick Heyward appeared as one of the artists during the 2001 Here and Now tour. He played this track and it was a real live favourite. The compilation cd I bought during this tour only contained a live version, so it was great to hear the studio version when I finally found the single.

Haircut One Hundred was formed in 1980 by Nick Heyward, Les Nemes, Tim Jenkins and Rob Stroud. Jenkins left the band before they were signed to a record company, followed later by Stroud. They were replaced with Graham Jones and Blair Cunningham. With this lineup they achieved their biggest commercial successes with this single, 'Boy meets girl' (1981) and 'Love plus one' (1982).

My collection: 7" single no. 3567
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, January 31, 2009
Cost: 1,5 euro
Tracks: 'Fantastic day' / 'Ski club'
Download: here
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