Saturday, 29 September 2007

Classic Conspiratunery™ courtesy of UK Gold

"From 1978 through to the end of 1979 The Members became a mainstay on the London circuit and were regularly featured in all the music papers of the time. After signing with Virgin Records in 1978 they recorded "The Sound Of The Suburbs", again with Steve Lillywhite, which was their biggest chart success and became their best known song in the UK. The follow up single, "Offshore Banking Business", did not cause the same commercial excitement. A reggae tune written by JC Carroll, complete with dub mix, about the then obscure world of offshore banking. It caused ripples around the world, particularly in countries where offshore banking thrived. The band were condemned as 'hop heads singing horse manure' in the Bahamian Houses of Parliament."


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