The Associates

Formed 1976.

Scottish rock band featuring Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine

The Associates


Associates were a Scottish post-punk and new wave band of the early 1980s. They were known for the unique voice of singer Billy Mackenzie. Their biggest success was in 1982 with the UK Top 10 album Sulk and UK Top 20 singles "Party Fears Two" and "Club Country".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Affectionate Punch

    The Affectionate Punch 2005

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Few bands today would dare to be so audacious...
  2. Review of Singles

    Singles 2004

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    ...this singles collection tells us how little things like 'credibility' and...
  3. Review of The Radio One Sessions 1981-1983

    The Radio One Sessions 1981-1983 2003

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    ...listening to the oddball irreverence applied to these radio sessions reminds one...
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