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The Maisonettes was a one-hit band from England whose single, "Heartache Avenue", reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart in 1982. The song was later sampled by UK rap group Roll Deep, for the chorus on their UK Top 40 hit, "The Avenue".

The Maisonettes' oddness lay not so much in their hit as their combination of maverick indie record label beginnings with a semi-manufactured image that some indie purists might find crass. Their hit, "Heartache Avenue," entered… read more

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  • Avatar for johnhunt1973
    Loved this when I was nine, still do now!
  • Avatar for TroyTempest
    This is still magic, thirty years on.........
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    the singer in this band is the brother to somebody who used to work at "crossroads motel".
  • Avatar for hobik
    I just love this band and think they're super underrated. I used to listen to their album "Maisonettes for Sale" when I drove to & from work, and it's rare that I like almost every single song a band does, but almost all of their songs are 5 stars for me!
  • Avatar for Off456
    [track artist=Roll Deep]The Avenue[/track]
  • Avatar for SnowedUndrChris
    So many good childhood memories for me thanks to this song. Just proves it's often QUALITY and not quantity (ie: ONE HIT can be WONDERful!!) that counts...
  • Avatar for The_Cole_Train
    Love to Heartache Avenue!!!

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