Best known for their single "Nowhere Girl", B-Movie was an '80s new romantic could-have-been, never quite reaching mainstream success. Formed in 1978 in Mansfield, they named themselves after an Andy Warhol painting and trudged their way through the music industry in vain until 1985. The unbelievably detailed and exclamation point-filled biography on their website blames their record labels, management,
Too bad anyway, since they wrote some great pop songs that hardly anyone remembers now. "A Letter From Afar" was meant to be their comeback single, produced by pop hitmaker
Patrick Wolf was born in 1983 to famous musicians
Ok, so I don't know that any of that is true. BUT IT'S POSSIBLE. Siouxsie and Adam are old enough and Nomi died the same year he was born. Also,
"Creative family"? Mmmhmmm. And what kind of kid is making theremins at 11?! Maybe they just hid him from the press. There's really no other reasonable explanation for this guy's existence.
I present to you two examples that I believe back up my claims:
A Scottish band of New Romantics, Fiction Factory were best known for their 1984 top 10 UK hit "(Feels Like) Heaven" from their debut album Throw the Warped Wheel Out. They were recognized for writing melancholy pop songs and vocalist Kevin Patterson sounds frighteningly similar to Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory in my opinion.
The song was most recently revived only to be featured in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cups television advertisement. Go figure such a tragic end for such a bittersweet piece of the new wave story. "(Feels Like) Heaven" remains a personal favorite of mine & holds a special place in my dark little heart.
Recommended for fans of Ultravox, Japan & Freur.