A colleague shared a video on Facebook today of Swing Out Sister, one of my favorite 80s bands. Oooh, and such a crush on Corrine!
And I learned via Wikipedia that SOS belongs to a genre that I had never heard of: “Sophisti-pop was a sub-genre of pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, new wave, and blue-eyed soul. The genre made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections.” Based on the few groups listed there, yep – I likes me some sophisti-pop.
SOS’ debut album was one of fewer than 20 that I actually bought in the 80s. Good, good stuff.