One band from Liverpool which I thought should have had more success than they did was John Peel favourites Cook Da Books. They used to do sessions for the Peel show and also Janice Long and David 'Kid' Jensen I believe? I remember songs like "I Wouldn't Touch You" and "Caress Me Like A Flower" with great fondness.
But something very strange happened: they ended up unlikely superstars in France, of all places, as their "Your Eyes" was featured on the soundtrack of "La Boum" and became a massive hit. For a long time I hated "Your Eyes", but with the passage of time I appreciate its cheesiness.....! Make your own mind up after you visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW9UO2XE7_E