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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What Kind Of World by Tom Bailey

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Back in the 80s, there was a fabulous group called the Thompson Twins. No, there isn't a reunion of the members. Instead, lead singer Tom Bailey is out with a new solo record and his first single "What Kind Of World" from his first solo album called Science Fiction. We are pleased to report that isn't that far away from the Thompson Twins sound.




Now, if you aren't familiar with the Thompson Twins, here is a quick history lesson. They started as a 7-piece band, however they were a trio when they came to fame in 1982. They were Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway. Joe left in 1985 and Tom and Alannah continued as a duo and even got married. In the mid 90s, they changed their name to Babble because their music really changed sound. Tom and Alannah eventually divorced. Tom has been touring 80s circuits under the name Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey for the past few years.



Thompson Twins' 1984 album Into The Gap
Alannah, Tom, and Joe

Here are some of the Thompson Twins greatest hits. See their UK and US chart history here.




"In The Name Of Love" in 1982 (#79 UK, #109 US, #1 US Dance)


"Lies" in 1982 (#67 UK, #30 US, #1 US Dance)


"Love On Your Side" in 1983 (#9 UK, #45 US, #6 US Dance)


"We Are Detective" in 1983 (#7 UK)


"Hold Me Now" in 1984 (#4 UK, #3 US, #1 US Dance)


"Doctor! Doctor!" in 1984 (#3 UK, #11 US, #18 US Dance)


"You Take Me Up" in 1984 (#2 UK, #44 US)


"Lay Your Hands On Me" in 1985 (#13 UK, #6 US)


"King For A Day" in 1985 (#22 UK, #8 US)


"Sugar Daddy" in 1989 (#97 UK, #28 US, #2 US Dance)


"Come Inside" in 1991 (#56 UK, #7 US Dance)

That leads us to Tom's latest song "What Kind Of World." It's an upbeat song with a percussion reminiscent of the Thompson Twins. Even the melody plus Tom's vocals bring you back to a great time while sounding modern all the same time. The lyrics are very topical. Have a listen while you watch the video ...




Wasn't that nice? Yes, it was. "What Kind Of World" is the first single from his album Science Fiction. Both are available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added "What Kind Of World" to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~




Cheers then,

—Davearama

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