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Haircut One Hundred (also known as Haircut 100) was a pop music band formed in 1980 by Nick Heyward, Les Nemes, Graham Jones, Phil Smith, Mark Fox, and Blair Cunningham, known as one of the forerunners of the popular movement.

They were successful from the beginning, with their 1981 single “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)” setting the stage for the breakthrough success of the album ‘Pelican West’ (1982). The single “Love Plus One” was even bigger than anything previous, and Haircut 100 seemed poised for stardom just as Heyward decided to seek a solo career. The remainder of the band tried to continue with the album ‘Paint and Paint’ (1984), with percussionist Mark Fox taking over Heyward’s vocal duties, but they broke up soon after.

Although somewhat dismissed as a ‘’ due to the spread of blockbuster hit “Love Plus One”, the band proved influential by the late when revivalist bands such as Vampire Weekend and No Kids emerged employing a similar style of preppy, afrobeat-like guitar pop.


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  • jonowev

    Napalm Death

    7 Mar 12:52am Reply
  • dAniel_brit

    Love Plus One ♥

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Echoes917

    I finally found Pelican West on vinyl today! So good.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • trad-goth

    Pelican west is one of there finest albums i spin it alot on record :)

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Lyrradsemaj

    Pelican West is seriously amazing. It's original in it's own way but also sounds like a lost great XTC album on some songs.

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • makhnoboy

    Someone told me (on youtube) that the boys have recently played together agin. Does anyone know if there's any other gigs planned? Thanks, Paul.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • BuggleGlasses

    Pelican West was one of the greatest albums ever conceived..Nick and the others made a real gem.

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • LikeACarillon

    I can't express how much I genuinely LOVE & appreciate the Pelican West album.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Gumbo77

    I love Haircut 100 ♥ [3]

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Exalted

    I love Haircut 100 ♥ [2]

    27 Jun 2009 Reply
  • electroscream

    I love Haircut 100 ♥

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • dschr

    Reminds me of driving in my Triumph in summer time. I can even smell the summer.

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • luckyrio21

    on the beach with a fruity drink music!!!!!Love Nick Heyward's face when he sings!

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • epi_gee

    great band... need to hear more tracks, i only own 3. EPG

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • thissisjon

    a poor substitute for music

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    saw them at uea,norwich in 1982,bought the lp tour program and badge.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • freddtedd

    Such a great album.

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dancenomore

    I wached them in Crawley in 19......something! They still seem to have the feel good factor about there music.

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Katrosette

    Just brings back soooo many great memories. Loved them then ... love them now. I am so old. ;-)

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mosuri

    long not heard, good song

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
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