The Associates
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1976
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The Associates

The Associates Biography (Wikipedia)

The Associates (or simply Associates) were a Scottish rock band, formed in Dundee in 1979 by singer Billy Mackenzie and guitarist Alan Rankine. The group first gained recognition after releasing an unauthorized cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging" in 1979, which landed them a contract with Fiction Records. They followed with their debut album The Affectionate Punch in 1980 and the singles collection Fourth Drawer Down in 1981, both to critical praise.

They achieved commercial success in 1982 with the UK Top 10 album Sulk and UK Top 20 singles "Party Fears Two" and "Club Country", during which time they were associated with the New Pop movement. Rankine left the group that year, leaving Mackenzie to record under the Associates name until 1990. They briefly reunited in 1993. Mackenzie committed suicide in 1997.

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Party Fears Two
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Party Fears Two
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White Car In Germany
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White Car In Germany
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Club Country
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Club Country
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18 Carat Love Affair
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18 Carat Love Affair
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A Matter Of Gender (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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A Matter Of Gender (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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Nude Spoons (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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Nude Spoons (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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Me Myself And The Tragic Story (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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Me Myself And The Tragic Story (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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It's Better This Way (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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It's Better This Way (John Peel session 28 April 1981)
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The Affectionate Punch
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The Affectionate Punch
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Those First Impressions
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Those First Impressions
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No
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No
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Paper House
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Paper House
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Breakfast
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Breakfast
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A Severe Case Of Career Insecurity (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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A Severe Case Of Career Insecurity (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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Waiting For The Love Boat (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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Waiting For The Love Boat (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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Australia (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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Australia (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 6 Mar 1982)
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