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Re-Flex was a British group featuring Baxter (vocals), Paul Fishman (keyboards), Nigel Ross-Scott (bass), and Roland Kerridge (drums). Their only big hit song, “The Politics of Dancing,” was recorded in 1982 and released in the U.S. in 1984, when it reached #24 and has since become a radio classic. The follow-up single, “Hurt”, hit the Billboard Hot 100 as well.

However, interest in the group faded quickly, and the band’s follow-up album, ‘Humanication’, was shelved and never released during the band’s prime, although its first single— “How Much Longer”— did get released as a 12” single. “The Politics of Dancing” has been used in many places such as the 1985 movie ‘Red’ and the 1998 movie ‘Edge Of Seventeen’. Paul Fishman went on playing with other artists, and ‘Humanication’ finally received a belated official release in 2010.

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  • Akatian

    Awesome band is awesome.

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • paulfrench

    The wait is over. The Politics of Dancing has been remastered and re-issued. Check out http://www.re-flex.info/SHOP/Reflex/shop.html for the details. I can heartily recommend the boxed set.

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • lammergriffin

    Re-Flex The Politics Of Dancing - hooyeah, great song! Do you dance or should you vote? Not going to answer that one . . .

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • PlanetRick

    I still cannot get enough of Re-Flex... I have great memories of seeing them live in concert with The Thompson Twins back in (I believe it was) 1984... I was a huge Thompson Twins fan, but I wanted to go even more b/c Re-Flex was opening... The Politics of Dancing is still one of my all time favorite albums... Glad to see new activity with Re-Flex... Hopefully 2010 will bring something new... Hoping...

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jealousguy256

    Esta banda dos anos 80 fez um disco fabuloso, "The Politics of Dancing" acho que de 1983. Eram músicos de estúdio que sabiam fazer música muito bem. Fizeram relativo sucesso na época e daí sumiram completamente. Uma pena, pois esse disco é ótimo. Tecnopop na medida certa.

    31 Oct 2009 Reply
  • macpurity

    The Politics of Dancing was released on CD back in 1994 by One-Way Records & Cema Special Markets. Cema was a division of Capitol Records. I was down-right lucky to find a copy in 2001. Crazy prices on Amazon.

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • like2dance

    Agree with Mc800. I've been looking for this in digital format for ages !!! Come on release it!!!

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mac800

    Silly record companies sitting on great albums like this and not putting it up for sale. Has anybody seen the Amazon prices for CDs? How difficult is it? No disc, no cover art to print, and we provide the money! All they have to do is provide a server and maybe a lossless format such as WAV. I bought the album in vinyl, how about streaming some bits?

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • cpll

    yes, there are 2 re-flex. Nothing in common

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • alexdw_mgzi

    The politicians are now DJs!

    24 Oct 2006 Reply