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The Polecats played rockabilly with a punksense of anarchy and helped revive the genre for a newgeneration in the early ’80s. (People refer to thiskind of music as “neobilly,” which sounds quitesilly.) This 1983 track “Make a Circuit with Me” was apparently their biggest international hit.Someone on YouTube refers to lead singer TimPolecat as “Napoleon Dynamite’s gay brother,” which I find to be an accurate description.

Yes, all roads lead to Morrissey: after leaving the band, guitaristBoz Boorer collaborated with the Moz and wasresponsible for some of his best work (from early hitslike “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” to thebrilliant You Are the Quarry ballad, “Come Backto Camden”).

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.