The Associates



The Associates

Rating
Active
1979 to 1993
Location
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
A.K.A.
Scottish rock band featuring Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine
Biography
The Associates were a Scottish rock act, formed in Dundee in 1979 by singer Billy Mackenzie and guitarist Alan Rankine. The group first gained recognition after releasing an unauthorized cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging" in 1979, which landed them a contract with Fiction Records. They followed with their debut album The Affectionate Punch in 1980 and the singles collection Fourth Drawer Down in 1981, both to critical praise. They achieved commercial success in 1982 with the UK Top 10 album Sulk and UK Top 20 singles "Party Fears Two" and "Club Country", during which time they were associated with the New Pop movement.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Perhaps / The Glamour Chase

Perhaps / The Glamour Chase

The Associates December 2, 2017

23 Tracks

The Very Best of The Associates

The Very Best of The Associates

The Associates May 6, 2016

26 Tracks

The Affectionate Punch

The Affectionate Punch

The Associates July 20, 2011

10 Tracks

Billy Mackenzie & The Associates In Concert

Billy Mackenzie & The Associates In Concert

The Associates July 20, 2011

14 Tracks

Fourth Drawer Down

Fourth Drawer Down

The Associates June 16, 2009

8 Tracks

Wild and Lonely

Wild and Lonely

The Associates May 15, 2007

12 Tracks

Sulk

Sulk

The Associates May 14, 1982

9 Tracks

Double Hipness

Double Hipness

The Associates

27 Tracks

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