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BLANCMANGE


BLANCMANGE

Blancmange was formed in Harrow, Middlesex in 1979 by vocalist Neil Arthur (born 15 June 1958, Darwen, Lancashire) and instrumentalist Stephen Luscombe (born 29 October 1954, Hillingdon, Middlesex). The duo released their first EP "Irene and Mavis" the following year, but had their first real exposure via a track on the seminal Some Bizzare Album, alongside fellow acts Soft Cell and Depeche Mode. This led to them signing a recording contract with London Records.

The duo found minor success with their 1982 double A-sided single, "God's Kitchen"/"I've Seen The Word" which peaked at no.65 in the UK. This was followed by "Feel Me" which peaked at no.46. Later that year, they broke through with "Living on the Ceiling", which reached no.7 in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album, Happy Families (which featured a sleeve painting in the style of Louis Wain) also reached the top 30.

Further hits followed with "Waves" (no.19), "Blind Vision" (no.10), "That's Love That It Is" (no.33) and "Don't Tell Me" (no.8), while their second album Mange Tout also reached no.8 in the UK album chart. In 1984, Blancmange covered ABBA's single "The Day Before You Came", which reached no.22 in the UK (slightly higher than Abba's original less than two years earlier). But after this, the band's fortunes declined. Their 1985 single "What's Your Problem" only reached no.40, and the subsequent album Believe You Me spent only two weeks in the UK Albums Chart, peaking at no.54. Blancmange formally split up in 1987.

www.blancmange.co.uk

BLANCMANGE performed @ BIMfest2012, December 2012
BLANCMANGE performed @ Sinner's Day 2011, October 2011
BLANCMANGE performed @ REWIND-mini-FEST III, October 2011

BLANCMANGE 12/2012 PHOTOSHOOT  BIMfest 2012, Trix Antwerp, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
BLANCMANGE 10/2011 PHOTOSHOOT  Sinner's Day, Hasselt, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
BLANCMANGE 10/2011 PHOTOSHOOT  REWIND-mini-FEST III, De Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
10/2012 INTERVIEW  It was either 'Blancmange' or 'A Pint Of Curry'. We were called 'The Blancmange' originally, but we dropped the 'The' when the record company asked if we'd consider changing our name. So that was our compromise!  [Fred GADGET]
BLANCMANGE 04/2015 CD  Semi Detached  [Paul PLEDGER]
BLANCMANGE 12/2012 CONCERT  Review of the concert at the BIM Fest in Antwerp on 15 December 2012  [Philippe BLACKMARQUIS]
BLANCMANGE 06/2011 CD  Blanc Burn  [Fred GADGET]
BLANCMANGE 01/2015 NEWS  New album from Blancmange on Cherry Red 
BLANCMANGE 04/2014 NEWS  Blancmange return to their happy families.... 
12/2012 NEWS  THE BIMFILES; BLANCMANGE 
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