For that early Eighties funked-up dance style, look no further than ‘Stool Pigeon’. Tropical Gangsters was Kid Creole & the Coconuts’ third album and it featured songs with strong bass lines and troupes of female singers. The result was an escape from all the androgynous and introspective synthesised pop of the time. Perverse then that the following year, the new romantics’ forefather would release the bopping sound of Let’s Dance. Listening to the Coconuts now, you can hear the influence all that fun had on the pop of Matt Bianco, Swing Out Sister, Level 42 etc. Ha cha cha cha!