Deaf School

Deaf School are an English art-rock band that released three albums on Warner Brothers between 1976 and 1978. On its first two albums — 2nd Honeymoon (1976) and Don’t Stop the World (1977) — the band pairs ’30s/’40s ambience (cabaret, music hall) with the lavish arrangements of contemporary theatrical pop (Sparks, Sailor, Cockney Rebel, Brian […]

The Planets

The Planets was an English new wave band that released the 1979–80 Rialto albums Goon Hilly Down and Spot. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Lindsey formed the band after three albums with Deaf School. He recorded Goon Hilly Down with assorted musicians and formed a quartet for Spot. Members: Steve Lindsey (vocals, bass), Tony Wimshurst (guitar, […]

The Planets ‎– Goon Hilly Down (1979)

Goon Hilly Down is the first of two albums by Liverpudlian New Wave combo The Planets, released in 1979 on Rialto. Stateside, the album was issued eponymously on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Iron for the Iron” (3:41) A2. “Mile High” (3:51) A3. “A Minute Ago” (0:00) A4. “Lines” (4:00) B1. “Break It to Me Gently” (3:05) […]

Deaf School ‎– English Boys, Working Girls (1978)

English Boys, Working Girls is the third album by English New Wave/art-rock band Deaf School, released in 1978 on Warner Bros. It was produced by South African studio wunderkind Robert John Lange, whose other credits from this period include albums by City Boy, The Boomtown Rats, and Graham Parker and the Rumour. Abandoning the inner-war/music […]

Deaf School ‎– 2nd Honeymoon (1976)

2nd Honeymoon is the debut album by Liverpudlian cabaret/art-rock nine-piece Deaf School, released in 1976 on Warner Bros. It was produced by Muff Winwood, whose other credits from the period include albums by Sparks (Kimono My House, Propaganda), Burlesque, and the Fabulous Poodles. Tracklist: A1. “What a Way to End It All” (2:56) A2. “Where’s […]

Deaf School ‎– Don’t Stop the World (1977)

Don’t Stop the World is the second album by Liverpudlian New Wave/art-rock octet Deaf School, released in 1977 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Stop the World” (3:14) A2. “What a Jerk” (3:42) A3. “Darling” (3:18) A4. “Everything for the Dancer” (1:08) A5. “Capaldi’s Cafe” (4:51) B1. “Hypertention Yeah Yeah Yeah” (2:56) B2. “It’s a […]