Unknown Artist has operated under various names since 1979.
Watch With Mother (1979-1981)
Michael White: Guitar | Synths, Jan Cozens: Vocals | Synths, Martin Jago: Bass, Colin Mc’Clone: Drums
WATCH WITH MOTHER (White/Cozens)
From 1980 and one of the first times in a ‘proper studio’.
Watch With Mother Days (1979-1981)
An immensely coveted response from John Peel from 1981.
Good question John, what did happen to the LP?
EUROPE IN THE YEAR ZERO (1982)
This is a weird one. From early 1982 my original design for what was to become EUROPE IN THE YEAR ZERO which I showed to an unimpressed record label (S/American). Notice the awful spelling and the fact that Sudeten Creche had not yet been confirmed for the record. Also, the original plan was to have a track by Watch With Mother and a song from Colour-Me-Pop. The record title BIKINI ATOLL was also dropped in favour of EUROPE IN THE YEAR ZERO.
Original design for Watch With Mother badge 1980.
Colour Me Pop Mk. I (1982)
Michael White: Guitar | Synths, Jan Cozens: Vocals | Synths
Recorded on an old Tascam 4-Track one afternoon in April 1982
Thompson Twins (1982)
1982 Thompson Twins Tour
List of UK and US dates lined up for the 1982 Thompson Twins tour. (Beside the UK dates are the audience capacities)
Colour Me Pop Mk. 2 (1982-1985)
Kevin Davies: Bass, Michael White: Guitar | Synths | Vocals, Sarah Guenier: Vocals, Synths, Ian Greatorex: Drums
Written in 1983. This recording comes from 1985. Produced by the late Warren Bacall.
Recorded at BBC TV Leicester, 1984.
A couple of early Colour-Me-Pop cassette case designs from 1981.
Colour Me Pop Mk. 2
Colour Me Pop (1984)
Photograph by Mark Giles
The original Colour-Me-Pop can (1984) complete with mid-1980s dog-ends. (Designed by Mark Giles)
The Waltons (1985-86)
Michael White: Vocals | Guitar, Sarah Guenier: Vocals, Dean Ryan: Bass, Struan Robinson: Drums
Recorded live on an 8-track, The Walton’s cover of The Byrds What’s Happenin’?