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Founded in Leeds circa 1979 by David Whitaker (Keyboards),Alan Peace (vocals) Martin King (Bass) and Sean Wheatley (Drums). They were originaly signed to Rockburgh records and recorded “The Human Factor” for the Northern Bands compilation ” Hicks from the Sticks ” put together by Sounds magazine writer Des Moines.
Mark Copson took over the vocal role and Sean Wheatley also left the band in 1980 to be replaced by Christopher Oldroyd.

(Obviously) influenced by the punk scene, Kraftwerk and Krautrock and sounding very “new wave-ish” they went on to release a couple of singles on the Rage label part of Dick James Music (of Elton John fame)

“The Human Factor” b/w “Madness At The Mission” (RAGE 1) 7” was released in 1980, followed by “Fuel To The Fire” b/w “Debris” (RAGE 2) 7” in 1981.

Music For Pleasure moved on to Polydor Records in 1982, releasing several singles and an album.
Martin King was replaced by Ivor Roberts, and their first LP “Into The Rain” (Polydor POLS 1070) was produced by legendary Mike Hedges (responsible for The Cure, The Banshees, Associates, The Passions, and many more).Music for pleasure went on to tour with such 80s luminaries as U2,Simple minds and Talk Talk.

Polydor dropped the band in 1983 and they went on to release several records on their own label called Whirlpool, before disbanding in 1985.

David Whitaker went on to join the The Danse Society (circa ‘86), and drummer Christopher Oldroyd appeared on Red Lorry Yellow Lorry’s “Paint The Wagon” (circa ‘87).

Music For Pleasure photos by Philippe Carly:


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  • grunnwald

    В духе "Хамелеонов" . Отлично!

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TaggingMachine

    Untagged from "" at 2027 listeners. It may take a while for the change to show. Visit the group under 2000 listeners for more info.

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Abstractvision5

    Very underrated band, one of the best from the 80's

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Hellraiser917

    I just love this shit!!

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sunwheeel

    Very nice tunes indeed!

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Deadalus_DX

    Wow, they are amazing! I very like all their tracks. Nice melodies and sound timbres.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • jfon605

    Nice sound! Got a new addition to my favorites.

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • Tony_Tone

    great band !

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • GuiseBlack

    Hah! Emvisctoni, I'm Masked. From your You-tube channel. Any chance of uploading more Music for Pleasure songs man?

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GuiseBlack

    I agree with that Hearditfirst. I've managed to get a gent from Peru to upload the 3 of the vids onto Youtube-Dark Crash, Fuel to Fire as well as Time. Would like if he would upload an entire album, but am appreciative of anything.

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • hearditfirst

    I hear White Lies, Friendly Fires and Editors in here. Cruelly overlooked and, just like Modern Eon and Flying Lizards, deserve a sympathetic reissue soon...polydor must have the tapes (or equiv label)

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • neon72

    The earnest fan makes a record MP3 and CD-R!

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • GuiseBlack

    None of the links next to the-buy this c.d. actually have those c.d.'s for sale.

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • GuiseBlack

    Thinking the same thing.

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • JK1

    Seriously need re-releasing-great stuff-)

    14 Oct 2008 Reply
  • BalladBombs

    this is really a NEW band .. thought I've missed them in the 80s .. anyway: good stuff!!!

    25 Jul 2008 Reply

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