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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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  • This is still magic, thirty years on.........
  • the singer in this band is the brother to somebody who used to work at "crossroads motel".
  • 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!
  • [track artist=Roll Deep]The Avenue[/track]
  • 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...
  • Love to Heartache Avenue!!!

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