The Models

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The Models
Also known asModels
OriginHarrow, London, England
GenresPunk
Years activec. 1977–c. 1978
LabelsStep Forward
Associated actsSiouxsie and the Banshees, Rema-Rema, Adam Ant, Adam and the Ants, Mass, The Wolfgang Press
Past membersCliff Fox
Marco Pirroni
Mick Allen
Terry Day

The Models (credited also as Models) were a short-lived punk band formed in Harrow, London, England. It consisted of Cliff Fox on vocals and guitar, Marco Pirroni on guitar, Mick Allen on bass and Terry Day (Terry Lee Miall) on drums. Pirroni and Miall later achieved international fame as members of Adam and the Ants - as a result, the band has received coverage in reference books such as Pete Frame's Rock Family Trees[1] and Adam Ant biographies such as James Maw's The Official Adam Ant Story[2] and Ant's own autobiography Stand and Deliver.[3]

Pirroni and Allen became friends while attending art school in Harrow. When punk emerged in 1976, they first formed Siouxsie and the Banshees, playing guitar, although for only a brief time. Shortly after that, he and Allen formed a band called The Beastly Cads, who later changed their name to The Models.[4] The band only released one single "Freeze" and recorded four songs for a Peel Session before dissolving. Later, Pirroni and Allen formed Rema-Rema, a post-punk band.

Pirroni later re-teamed up with Day, who by then was using his real name Terry Lee Miall, in Adam and the Ants, beginning to work alongside that band's singer and frontman, Adam Ant. Allen went on to other projects, the longest running being The Wolfgang Press on the influential British record label 4AD. After the demise of the band he paired up with Giuseppe De Bellis, to form the experimental project Geniuser.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Art School Dance Goes On Forever" - The Complete Rock Family Tress Pete Frame, Omnibus Press, 1983
  2. ^ The Official Adam Ant Story James Maw, Futura 1981
  3. ^ Stand & Deliver Adam Ant Hodder & Stoughton 2006
  4. ^ "Marco Pirroni Interview 2006 Part 1". Punk77.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2020.

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