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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Spandau Ballet - Paint Me Down

Spandau Ballet were formed in London in the late 70’s. Initially inspired by the New Romantic fashion, their music featured a mixture of Funk, Jazz, Soul and Synthpop. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980’s, achieving ten Top Ten singles and four Top Ten albums in the UK between 1979 and 1990.

In 1982 they released their second album ‘Diamond’ which reached number 15 in the Uk charts. Towards the end of 1981 Spandau released their second single from the album which was called "Paint Me Down". The biggest attention the single got was from the picture (see opposite) that accompanied it and the video. The fans definitely gave it the thumbs up, but the BBC censors did not approve banning it from being played on their networks.

The banning of their video on the BBC gave the Spandau Ballet boys some infamy initially, but the poor record sales did not make the record company very happy. Paint Me Down ended Spandau Ballet's run of Top Twenty hits stalling at number 30. They would soon introduce the band to Trevor Horn for a different direction.

Click the link to download the following:

The Video
Album Version
12 inch Mix
Diamond Box Set Re-mix
Re-Paint - B-Side



  1. Thanks for posting. It's one of my favourite Spandau tracks xxx.

  2. No problem it is one of mine too xxx