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Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

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Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

Postby new_waver234 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:23 pm

I was going to put this in my thread about aussie bands, but I feel these guys need one of their own.

There are apparently several bands named Perfect Strangers, but I'm referring to this band from Perth. They were up and coming and had loads of potential, yet things came to a screeching halt in 1988, when their enigmatic lead singer, Andy Clayton-Smith passed away. Has anyone on this site heard of them? Here's a video clip. Also looking for some of their b-sides.
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Re: Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

Postby oldwaver2 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:45 pm

There are over 20 bands named "Perfect Strangers"

The US & UK band's music has been posted here in the past. ... trangers-8
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Re: Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

Postby new_waver234 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:44 am

Over 20? Doesn't surprise me lol.

Yea, they had a cassette comp. released shortly after Andy's passing, seems quite rare. They appeared on countdown all the way back in '82 with a song called "A Question Of Love"
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Re: Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

Postby Passing_Stranger » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:23 pm

Can you please unstick this and The Mockers thread? Annoying AF, TBH.
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Re: Perfect Strangers (Australian band)

Postby 80rulez » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:23 pm

Nice Music. Sounds a bit like Haircut 100.
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