3.09.2015

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"Flaunt it"
Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  EMI
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop




























SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK were a british synth-pop band formed in 1982 by bassist Tony James (former of the punk rock band Generation X with Billy Idol as a vocalist late 70s). The band had three UK Top 40 hit singles, including the song "Love Missile F1-11" and "21st Century Boy". Tony James sought to form a "fantasy, fun and futuristic band" after leaving Generation X. He recruited Neal X (Whitmore) via an advert in "Melody Maker", and then set about recruiting a singer. After considering approaching Andrew Eldritch and Annie Lennox, he recruited Martin Degville after meeting him in the YaYa clothes shop in Kensington Market where he was working. Degville was a clothes designer and supplied the band's wardrobe, and YaYa became the band's base. James's former Generation X colleague and then drummer for Johnny Thunders, Mark Laff, played that first gig with the band. On their return to London, they recruited drummers Ray Mayhew and Chris Kavanagh, both of whom acquired drum kits from former drummers for the Clash, Topper Headon and Terry Chimes respectively. There was a further Clash link, with Mick Jones working with the band as live sound engineer. At the suggestion of Fachna O'Kelly, manager of The Boomtown Rats who had provided much of the band's equipment, the band adopted the name SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK - believed to be a reference to a Russian street gang (which was said to translate as "burn, burn satellite". Though the spelling "sigue" does not exist in Russian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet, the equivalent Russian word сиг does exist, but with the unrelated meaning of a type of whitefish of the Coregonus genus). A more plausible source of the band's name is an actual Filipino prison gang founded in the 1960s, SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, "sigue-sigue" meaning "care-free" and "sputnik" a reference to the Soviet-made satellite launched in 1957. They also recruited Degville's YaYa co-worker Yana (real name Jane Farrimond) to play keyboards. The band's sound was, according to James, arrived at by accident, when he inadvertently mixed elements of film soundtracks with their demo track "Love Missile F1-11" while putting together a video compilation from his favourite films.
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"Dress for excess"
Year:  1988
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  EMI
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks: 10
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop




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"Piratespace"
Year:  2001
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sputnikworld
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop





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http://s59.radikal.ru/i165/1105/2f/597df09f231b.jpg"Blak Elvis vs.
The Kings Of Electronic Rock And Roll"
Year:  2002
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sputnikworld rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop




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http://www.cdunsigned.com/img/covers/s/sigue-sigue-sputnik-ultra-real.jpg"Ultra real"
Year:  2003
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sputnikworld
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop





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"Live in Tokyo"
Year:  2002
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:   Music Mine Inc.
Format:  CD , DVD
Tracks:  16
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:   Industrial       Synth Pop




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"Ray of light"
Year:  2007
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Cleopatra
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  52 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop



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"Live"
Year:  2011
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none (unofficial release)
Format:  digital
Tracks:  11
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial         Synth Pop




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