With a Roland G-707 synth guitar, ambi-sexual post-appocalyptic packaging, and dreams of world domination, Sigue Sigue Sputnik blasted onto the scene in 1986 with the Giorgio Moroder-produced single "Love Missile F1-11," which if you're a child of the 80's, you probably remember from the "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" soundtrack.
Another favorite, also off 1986's Flaunt album, is their futuristic -- 22nd century-sounding -- cover of major influence T-Rex's "21st Century Boy."
Although the sextet of Tony James (also Generation x), Martin Degville (former fashion designer and Boy George flatmate), Neal X, Chris Kavanagh, Ray Mayhew and Yana Yaya went their separate ways after their follow-up bombed, a reformed line-up continues to tour sporadically.
For his part, vocalist Martin Degville formed "Sputnik2...The Future" in 2004 and just released a debut, self-titled disc, which can be purchased through his website.
He will also be featured in an upcoming DVD, of which we've found an excerpt on his site:
For die-hard S.S. Sputnik fans, Degville also includes a diary section on his site, where he reminisces about the band's first U.S. promo tour back in the 80's:
"...no time for anything, arrive HOTEL, do SHOW go DINNER go BED have WANK get up have SHIT, SHAVE N SHOWER and do the same again....i was going INSANE and i started taking on the PERSONA of DIVINE the STAR of most JOHN WATERS movies, i dont think it ever left me..."
Sounds about right.