Sigue Sigue Sputnik | Post Punk / New Wave / Glam / UK
This is the story of Sigue Sigue Sputnik...
...Well, in fact, what’s written here is my personal story. The others in the band all played their parts and in no way would I want to denigrate their individual contributions and talents. But this is my journey, the ups and downs, the dreams and the disappointments, the successes and the failures, the things I saw and just as importantly, the things I never saw along the way.
I tried to create a great rock and roll band but ended up creating a monster that was more about the hype than the music, more about the visuals than the musical genius... and that - as we all know - is not the essence of rock and roll. As we all should know, rock and roll is ALL about the music.
Even so, I think we created something extraordinary, something unique, and took it all the way to number one. The music business is a scary, uncaring, uncompromising beast that sucks your blood and eats your soul the minute you drop your guard. But for one glorious moment in time we were the hottest, most outrageous, most talked about group in the world.