by Mark Nobes, chief editor

The 1987 re-issue of Misfit by Curiosity Killed The Cat, entered the UK singles chart at #21 on 14th June 1987, reaching a peak position of #7 for one week on 28th. The single also reached #42 in the U.S, and was taken from the No.1 album Keep Your Distance

The official video features the controversial artist Andy Warhol - apparently, Warhol tried to convince model Jerry Hall to dump Mick Jagger for one of the band members!

As the original video for the song appears to be unavailable, I have added a live performance of the song at the 1987 Prince's Trust concert which sounds really decent.

Curiosity Killed The Cat - Misfit 12 inch
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 

Curiosity Killed The Cat performing


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