Hipsway

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Scottish pop combo Hipsway was formed in 1984 by ex-Altered Images bassist Jon McElhone, and also featured vocalist Grahame Skinner, guitarist Pim Jones, and drummer Harry Travers, The group signed to…
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Scratch the Surface
Scottish pop combo Hipsway was formed in 1984 by ex-Altered Images bassist Jon McElhone, and also featured vocalist Grahame Skinner, guitarist Pim Jones, and drummer Harry Travers, The group signed to Mercury and in mid-1985 issued their debut single "Broken Years." The follow-up, "Ask the Lord," appeared a few months later, but despite a strong promotional push, Hipsway failed to garner much attention until scoring a hit early the following year with "Honey Thief." Their self-titled debut album also launched a fourth single, "Long White Car," but the band's chart success proved fleeting -- the second Hipsway album, 1989's Scratch the Surface, sold poorly and they disbanded soon after its release. Skinner and Jones later reunited as members of Witness.