Founded by Tony James, Signed by EMI , and produced by Giorgio Moroder. Their first single, "Love Missile F1-11" was released in 1986 and was followed by their Debut LP "Flaunt It". The LP was the first to sell commercial space between the songs on the album. Pirate Television Stations, Loreal, and I-D magazine all bought spots. They embraced Ultra Violence,Greed, Helicopter Explosions, post apocalyptic aesthetics, Gender Blending, and Rock and Roll as the ultimate platform for the ultimate Product...Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
Lead Singer Martin Degville wore fright masks, Mad Max Wigs, lots of vinyl, football shoulder pads, and hot pink stilettos. Their image, premise, and music seem more relevant than ever before. They were the antithesis of 80's bubble gum pop and an homage to all the sexy evil of the 21st century. Sigue Sigue Sputnik were Prophetic and are Jamesblerg Style Icon Immortals.
THE BAND (LEFT TO RIGHT): MARTIN DEGVILLE- VOCALS, NEAL X- GUITAR, CHRIS KAVANAUGH (KNEELING)- DRUMMER, RAY MAYHEW-DRUMMER, TONY JAMES- SYNTH BASS GUITAR