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"Into The Gap"
© Arista Records
Year of Release: 1984
You Take Me Up
Hold Me Now
Day After Day
No Peace For
Sister Of Mercy
Storm On The Seas
Who Can Stop The Rain
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"Into The Gap"
We flashback to the mid-1980s again this week, with The Thompson Twins,
a trio, not twins, and not one of the 3 have the name Thompson. Their 1984
release Into The Gap achieved popular hits such as "Doctor!
Doctor!" and "Hold Me Now." As they become popular, their sound
would also launch other 1980s popular favorites, such as Culture Club (Boy
George) and (while listening to this album, a very distinct comparison to)
The group's lead singer did have a unique voice, Tom Bailey would definitely
have certain songs be recognized as that of the Thompson Twins. Such as another
song that received some airplay, "You Take Me Up." Their "sound"
also is recognized on songs such as "Day After Day," "Who Can Stop The
Rain" and "Sister Of Mercy." The latter song, Bailey's voice would
be compared to that of another future group popular in the later '80s, Robert
Smith and the Cure.
There is a strong resemblence of Duran Duran on songs as "No Peace For
The Wicked," and "The Gap." "Storms On The Sea" has a laid
back, bland sound, and probably considered the least listened to song from this
This "new wave" trend music of the mid-1980s may not have appealed to some,
as this music quite did not attract most music fans. Yet, the Thompson Twins,
Duran Duran, and Culture Club had an impact to some, as any other group/artist
liked or disliked in popular music. The popular hits on Into The Gap
will be remembered, of course, and has already become "popular" in the music
genre books. Cheesy, lame and "gay" to some, the Thompson Twins made their
impact in their own right. Songs like "Doctor! Doctor!" and "Hold
Me Now" will have those who remember, say (shamefully), "Oh, I remember
them... eh," with their eyes rolling at the top of their heads...
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