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Modern Romance - Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey 1981

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Published on Jan 4, 2011

Good quality video recorded from Top Of The Pops 1981. Modern Romance were a British pop music band that found popularity in the early 1980s.

Formed in 1980 by previous members of an earlier band, The Leyton Buzzards, the band enjoyed a string of UK chart hits before they broke up in 1985

Geoffrey Deane and David Jaymes formed Modern Romance in 1980, having previously been the mainstays of the punk parody band the Leyton Buzzards. Following hot on the heels of their début UK chart success "Everybody Salsa" in 1981, Modern Romance reached the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart with "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" - an eponymous chorus chanting salsa linked lyrics. After this, they scored a No.2 hit on the Billboard Dance chart in the U.S., with the single "Can You Dance", backed with a 'clubland mix' of the same track and another song, called "Bring On the Funkateers". After covering the 1955 hit "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White", Deane departed the band. Michael Mullins took the mantle of lead vocalist. Their next release saw the band reach their highest UK position with "Best Years Of Our Lives" in late 1982. Further hits followed in 1983, "High Life" and "Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm" both made the UK Top 20, and their final hit was the uncharacteristic ballad "Walking In The Rain". Modern Romance released a final album, Burn It!, in 1985, but it was received poorly and the band called it quits after releasing the non-album single "Tarzan Boy", a cover of the Baltimora hit.

In 2001 Andy Kyriacou reformed the band, joining the burgeoning British 1980s revival scene. Although the new version of the band featured no original members, Kyriacou had first appeared on the band's fourth single, "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey", and was a member of their most famous line-up. In 2002, the new line-up released the album Back on Track, which consisted mostly of re-recorded Modern Romance hits. Back on Track was also released as Moves 2 Fast, with a slightly different track listing.

The British singer Morrissey once famously said of the band "There are indeed worse groups than Modern Romance. But can anyone seriously think of one?"

Former band vocalist Geoff Deane reappeared in 1983 as 'Geoff Deane & The Valley Girls' to release the "Navy Lark" single, then again for the solo "What About Romance", and write "You Think You're A Man" for Divine. Deane later became a writer and producer, scripting for television programs such as Birds of a Feather, Babes in the Wood, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Chef!, Last Man Standing and A Many-Splintered Thing. In 2005 he wrote the film Kinky Boots starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a year later It's a Boy Girl Thing for Elton John's Rocket Pictures.

Modern Romance in their latest guise (which have now been together longer than the original line up) continue to play the 80s festival circuit, appeared as the opening act at the 2010 Rewind Festival in Henley-on-Thames, which also had Boy George, Rick Astley, Level 42, T'Pau, Kajagoogoo and Heaven 17 on the bill, among others. The band is currently in the middle of recording a new album of brand new material, which is due to be finished at the end of 2010, with a tour planned for 2011. Please visit my other Channel. Keep Rockin!.
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