In 1987 (I have the record in my hand, so I definitely know this was a 1987 single), Funky Town was covered by Australian band Psuedo Echo, who gave the song a different eighties rock sound, with a guitar solo in the middle. The lead synth sound, however, was pretty dreadful - see what you think in the video above!
Pseudo Echo's version reached No.8 on the UK, but spent seven weeks at number one in Australia, while Lipps Inc's electro version was No.1 for only two weeks in Australia.
For both Lipps Inc. and Psuedo Echo, these were both one hit wonders in the UK.
This was the 80's band's debut single and it featured on their first album Autumnal Park which was influenced very much by Ultravox. Other singles on the album (released in Australia) were Stranger in Me, Dancing Till Midnight and A Beat for You.
This was a big hit in the band's native country of Australia, where they had a number of chart-topping hits. A Beat For You was the band's second single release and the follow-up to their debut single Listening. Pseudo Echo went on to become Australia's second-biggest band after INXS.
More Eighties Artists Beginning With P
Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield
Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace
Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
Paula Abdul Opposites Attract
Paula Abdul Straight Up
Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Pete Wylie Sinful
Phil Collins and Philip Bailey Easy Lover
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder Good-Bye Bad Times
Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder Together in Electric Dreams
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer
Pointer Sisters Automatic
Psychedelic Furs (The) Pretty In Pink