Following on from Billy's thread. I had a fossick around home and found these.
THE SNAPDRAGONS, Always confused with the Soupdragons. Did the great song "Dole Boys Sleep on Futons". Should have been a athem for 100's of lovelorn indie boys.
THE HEARTHROBS, Had two sisters in the band, and they were great. Released about three albums but the first "Cleopatra's Grip" was the one everyone remembered. Probably because it had a rude/slang title. Did the song "Dreamtime" "In Vain" and others. Very much a lost great band.
THE BADGERS, Lying somewhere between a cross with The Sundays/Cocteau Twins. Released one ep before returning to their set.
THE TELESCOPES, Signed to Creation. Joanna Doran was an utter sexy ice maiden with a guitar. The ep "To Kill A Slow Girl Walking" deserved a prize just for the title.
THE WOODENTOPS, Stable mates to the Smiths on Rough Trade. Had that agricultural pop sound. Weren't that bad.
AND ALSO THE TREES, "Lady D'Arbanville" was a sub gothic High Victorian moody single. The band were very versed in literature, a bit like modern day Jack. And everyone thought that the Sisters Of Mercy were gothic, pish.
SWERVEDRIVER, "Rave Down", still sounds brillant played loud.
THE POPINJAYS, I think they had one half of Shakespear's Sister. Very poppy.
The Not So Good
THE DYLANS, Released the single "Godlike", which wasn't quite, but at the time sounded halfway decent.
NEW FAST AUTOMATIC DAFFODILS, They had such a stupid name. Were sort of industrial artschool. They sounded horrible when I played them before.
LOOP, Released one of those double LP's that played at 45rpm, which meant you have to get up to change sides every 15 minutes. Perhaps that's why they were cr@p.
THE WENDYS, Signed to Factory they released the single "The Sun's Going To Shine For Me Soon. It didn't.
THE YOUNG GODS, Swiss arsequakers. Very popular at the time.
SIDI BOU SAID, All girl band. Not a patch on the fab Hearthrobs.
GAYE BIKERS ON ACID, With Mary Mary, who should have teamed up with Tracy Tracy Primitive. "Drill Your Own Hole" was the single and you had to punch the centre hole in on the 12"