This is an excellent record and definitely one of my favorites. Songs like I don't wanna cry and, If it's not too much, are practically flawless examples of Powerpop at it's best. The Keys formed in London around 1979.They were, Drew Barfield, and Steve Tatler who played in a previous band together called John Doe. Ben Grove who played guitar for The Banned, and later the Retros, and ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton who also later did a stint with Manfred Mans Earth Band. They were signed to A&M records and released the U.K. only LP “The Keys Album”. It was produced by Joe Jackson and drew rave reviews, but unfortunately it didn't sell very well. Besides the album, They also had six singles to their credit. Sadly due to a lack of interest The Keys split in 1983.
REFERENCES - DREW BARFIELD MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/drewbarfield THE KEYS MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/thekeyspop THE BANNED WEBSITE http://www.the-banned.com/history.html THE RETROS http://www.theretros.co.uk/ben-grove.html#
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