Saturday, October 18, 2008

Retro Saturday: Swing Out Sister

Can it really be 22 years since "Breakout"?

Swing Out Sister made some of the most sophisticated pop music of the mid to late 80s. I always thought that lead singer Corinne Drewery was one of the coolest frontwomen of that decade, with that very iconic short bob hairdo!

They were no one-hit wonders, and I continued to follow their career from "Surrender" through "Fooled By A Smile" to "You On My Mind" You could say their music had strong 60s influences - think classic Burt Bacharach for example - and I always thought it was very underrated.

Swing Out Sister continued - and continue - to the present day, as a duo of Corinne and Andy Connell, and as the old cliche goes, they're 'big in Japan'. They have also released their "Beautiful Mess" album in the UK: find some of their ever-sophisticated tunes at their MySpace (

And yes, Corinne still has that hairdo.

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