The 1987 re-issue of Misfit reached #7 in the UK charts and #42 in the U.S, and was taken from the #1 album Keep Your Distance. The official video features the controversial artist Andy Warhol. However, as this is unavailable, I have added a live performance of the song at the 1987 Prince's Trust concert which sounds really decent.

Lead singer Ben Volpiere-Pierrot was renowned for wearing a beret, although it actually turned out to be a peaked fisherman's hat worn back-to-front! It was a pretty novel look for the time.

Misfit was originally released as the band's debut single in 1986, reaching #76 in the UK singles chart. The follow-up single (and the band's biggest 80's hit) Down to Earth peaked at #3 in the UK singles chart, which led to the decision to re-release Misfit for a second time to capitalise on their popularity. 

Both tracks featured on the album Keep Your Distance, which I have somewhere on CD gathering dust - must dig it out again as it was a top quality album.

"Misfit" 12 inch single 


Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, lead singer of Curiosity Killed the Cat at the Lafayette Parc Hotel, Lafayette, California. By Andwhatsnext, aka Nancy J Price - (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Cameo  Word Up 

Classix Nouveaux - Is It a Dream? 

Climie Fisher  Love Changes Everything 

Clive Dunn  Grandad

Coast To Coast  Do The Hucklebuck 

Colonel Abrams  Trapped

Danny Wilson  Mary's Prayer
David Grant & Jaki Graham  Could It Be I'm Falling In Love? 
David Essex  A Winter's Tale
Deniece Williams  Let's Hear It For The Boy
Desireless  Voyage Voyage
Diana Ross  Chain Reaction
Dire Straits  Money For Nothing