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associates - 4th drawer down
Biography Associates
Formed in Dundee in 1979 by Billy MacKenzie (vocals) and Alan Rankine (guitar/keyboards, etc). The duo had worked together before and released a cover of Bowie's Boys Keep Swinging on their own Double-Hip label....

watch Club Country - Video Clip from TOTP
listen Radio One Sessions 1981-1983 - review and audio clips
listen Listen to the albums on TOTP2



The Affectionate Punch (Fiction 1980)
Fourth Drawer Down (Situation 2 1982)
Sulk (Associates 1982)
Perhaps (WEA 1985)
Wild and Lonely (Circa 1990)

Your stories
..they were lazily miming to someone else's song they didn't know all the words for (like Mick Jagger doing Sonny and Cher on an old edition of "Ready Steady Go"), grinning and laughing, pissing about, not quite believing they were on the telly...
..My mate Tim and I have an ongoing 'cheer up' text message system which basically involves us sending back and forth the entire lyrics to 'Party Fears Two'...
..I think I'm the only person to have a Billy Mackenzie from The Associates tattoo on my upper arms...

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