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Reappraised

Stan Skinny takes a fresh look at some much-maligned bands of the eighties and nineties.

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins, the ferret-faced uncle of pop, with his vocal sack of heartache from his Su Su studio of emotional longing, is a living, breathing revelation.

Robert Palmer

Do you own any greatest hits compilations? Maybe buried in your car’s snuff box you’ve got Queen's Greatest Hits II or Michael Jackson’s Number Ones, or even B*Witched’s Blame It On The Hits. You’re only human after all.

The Beautiful South

In 1998 a song about the male appendage reached the top of the charts. I can’t think of another song with a similar subject matter to achieve the same dazzling heights of success since ‘My Ding-a Ling’ became a hit for Chuck Berry in 1972.

Lighthouse Family

When two likely lads from the fishing port of Newcastle upon Tyne stormed the charts with the soulful, easy listening pop gem ‘Lifted’, the fishing community rejoiced as one of their own had hit the big time.