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Wah!

Wah!Wah! was just one of the obscure titles, along with Wah! Heat, The Mighty Wah!, Shambeko! Say Wah! and The Mongrel, under which Pete Wylie has exercised his obsessions. One of Liverpool's 'Crucial Three' (along with Julian Cope and Ian McCulloch), Wylie launched his band as Wah! Heat in 1979, but the line-up remained fluid from record to record with styles varying wildly from no-nonsense rock to reggae. After a string of unsuccessful singles to his name, Wylie finally broke through with 1982's blue-eyed soul pastiche 'The Story Of The Blues', which hit number three in the charts. Unable to follow-up the success, Wylie thankfully ditched the increasingly silly Wah! names and returned with 1987's top ten hit 'Sinful'. Hanging out with The Farm in the early 90s did little to revive his fortunes, and a serious fall in 1991 put Wylie's musical career on hold. The Mighty Wah! returned for 2000's unremarkable 'Songs Of Strength And Heartbreak'.

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