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THOMPSON TWINS are into the gap - The Audiophile Man
Title: Into The Gap Label: Vinyl180 This was the band’s big breakthrough LP in the USA after it was released in 1984. If you want a slice of pure new wave pop, thenInto the Gap cannot be bettered. Not because the album was a jolly good sing-along, comprising catchy, well constructed ditties (which it was and remains so) but because so many ideas were utilised to create it. Side A alone offered two hits, the happy go lucky You Take Me Up. If ever a song could not make you smile wide enough then this was it. Packed with percussion and heavy on harmonica, this single only followed another that many a drunks would have sung at full pelt after a satisfying evening, Doctor Doctor! As each well crafted song follows another, you realise that this is LP has just been waiting to happen. Whether that’s been based on a merging of talents, the maturing of ideas or the conjunction of the stars, there really isn’t a bad track on this classic LP. There’s no time to relax though because, on Side 2, there are two more magnificent singles to face including The Gap that interweaves eastern flavours and the iconic Hold Me Now, …