Anglo For Your Ear: Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now”

You’ll probably hear this 1984 tune at least once an hour on your local ’80s station, but who cares? It’s a mighty enjoyable song, with its simple, almost silly bass line. And the video is so worth it, if only for Tom Bailey‘s ginger-haired, Yorkshire sexiness.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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