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24 September 2014
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Where Are They now?

A decade after they were banished from the studio, you brought flares back to TOTP. What were you thinking of?
I hold my head up high on that one! And dig out my yellow flares once a year to wear around the house. Don't push me or I might start an '80s New Romantic revival!

Any chance of reforming the band?
Never say never again. We'll see! It would have to be with a 12 piece, funk ensemble plus orchestra this time and I would like to
bankrupt the record company that signs us, ala Fischerspooner. A bands worth will now no longer be measured by how many records they sell but by how many record companies they take down.

Are you still DJing?
Yes I play around the world and in the nu-electro clubs in London like Electric Stew, 21st Century BodyRockers, The Cock, 333 Club, 93 Feet East, Fabric, etc. Also every Wednesday I do a live Internet radio show from my website between 4.00 and 6.00PM so check it out if you know what's good for you. [The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites]

What are your current projects?
Am doing three musical projects under the names "UltraViva", "Needledust" and "Artificial Plastic Band". The first Needledust came out on the Mute label in 2002. Big in the clubs and the obligatory number one in the Japanese dance chart, don't you know. Where would we be without Japan? Also I have just finished a remix of Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round". I have decided to make more music purely for the kids and also to save pop music.

  Modern Romance  
  'Two flop records.' Andy's explanation for shift from new romantic to salsa.  
  Mungo Jerry  
  'It just kept selling!' Ray Dorset talks about his seasonal anthem.  
  Dave Dee  
  Dave Dee discusses the hazards of using a bullwhip on stage.  
  Pete Burns  
  We chat to androgynous Dead or Alive frontman about the '80s revival.  
  The Searchers  
  'At the time, I really didn't think it was going to be a lifetime job'.  
  Middle Of The Road  
  Ken Andrew talks about the cheap and chirpy world of Middle Of The Road...  
  Howard Jones  
  We ask the synth wizard a heap of questions, including "What is love?"  
  Paul Hardcastle  
  We speak to the Electro-pop wizard about his TOTP memories...  
  The Stranglers  
  The history of The Stranglers, according to bassist and songwriter JJ Burnel.  
  Mark Moore tell us what he's up to these days.  
  Owen Paul  
  He's back! And music is still his favourite waste of time.  
  Bucks Fizz  
  We speak to Cheryl Baker about Eurovision, Jay Aston and mini-skirts  
  The Foundations  
  We track down Clem Curtis of 'Build Me Up Buttercup' fame  

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