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Babble would have you believe that they changed their name from the Thompson Twins because they have adopted a radically different musical approach that necessitated a new identity. Actually, the change probably had more to do with the poor sales of their last album under the old moniker, the unfortunately titled Queer (1991), which didn't make the charts, culminating a gradual decline in their fortunes since Into The Gap was a Top Ten million-seller in 1984. In fact, The Stone sounds a lot like a Thompson Twins record, especially when Tom Bailey is singing, although the group has brought in some ambient sounds, borrowed some cheesy Indian restaurant music, and stolen the main riff from "I Am the Walrus." It has also hired a rapper named Q. Tee. These are not improvements. By whatever name they choose, Bailey and Currie have not returned to form.


Formed: 1993

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s

Babble is the duo of New Zealand native Alannah Currie (b. September 28, 1957) and Englishman Tom Bailey (b.January 18, 1956), who formerly made up the Thompson Twins, a dance-rock band that charted with seven albums in the U.S. between 1982 and 1989, the most successful of which was the million-selling Top Ten hit Into the Gap (1984), which featured their biggest single, "Hold Me Now" (#3). They reorganized as a six-piece band with...
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  • 9,90 €
  • Genres: Electronic, Music, Rock, Dance, Adult Alternative
  • Released: 08 March 1994

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