On this Date in 1980: Silicon Teens released their debut album, Music For Parties. It contained the singles, “Just Like Eddie,” “Memphis, Tennessee,” “Red River Rock” and “Judy In Disguise” – all covers, by the way. The group was the idea of Mute Records creator Daniel Miller and was not a real group. Studio musicians were brought in to play on the records. A group of teenage actors were hired to do the press interviews (though Frank Tovey of Fad Gadget was hired to “play” the lead singer). The “fictional” U.K. mod revivalist group was over by year’s end with one album and four singles. Daniel Miller, by the way, was the lead singer of The Normal (“Warm Leatherette”). I’m pretty sure I have this album on vinyl at home, somewhere.
Flashback Provided by the Nice Boys at The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music!