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Friday, November 24, 2006


During the 80's and early 90's I was a huge fan of the Thompson Twins. The classic 'Into The Gap' album was on constant rotation after it's release, and I travelled to Toronto to see them play at the CNE on the tour for that album. I've followed what they've been up to since their heyday, and here is a mini update:

Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie recently split up, sold their mansion and moved back to London from New Zealand where they had been raising their family since 1993. Tom was producing records for acts such as 'Stellar', and had released two cds as 'International Observer'. He has played a few gigs in London as International Observer, and Alannah and their son Jackson attended a recent one.

Alannah Currie had founded the anti-GM group Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (Madge) after her sister died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 2000. She is now writing in London for two years and has been dating Jimmy Cauty (The Orb/The KLF). Here is a photo of Alannah with her boyfriend Jimmy Cauty and her son Jackson, and recent one of Tom Bailey.

Joe Leeway moved to California after the 'Here's To Future Days' album and did record some solo material that never got released, and appeared in the 'Slaves Of New York' film. He is the co-founder of NLP TransWorld, a cutting edge NLP accelerated training company. Below is a recent picture from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Up for download today is 'Rollunder', a rare extended instrumental recording of the song 'Roll Over' that was shelved as a single after Tom Bailey collapsed from exhaustion in Paris. The song did appear on the U.S. versions of 'Here's To Future Days', but this remix was only ever on the recalled U.K. 12" single.

Thompson Twins - ROLLUNDER (Original Ext. Inst. Mix) - MP3

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Blogger xolondon said...

She looks great and her son looks just like her. Tom, however, just looks old! :(

I was obsessed with the Into The Gap album when it came out. I remember playing it nonstop on a beach trip to Panama City Beach, FLA. "East is East! West is West!"

8:58 PM  
Blogger Trashbinder said...

I'm sure that my 12" single of 'King For A Day' has 'Rollunder' on it.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Segraren från Golgata said...

Would you please kindly re-post this?


5:46 AM  
Blogger Segraren från Golgata said...

Would you please kindly re-post this?


5:46 AM  
Blogger planet11 said...

They all look great,i'm just glad they're doing good.

12:03 AM  

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