Tricky Disco was the invention of Michael Wells and Lee Newman, a husband and wife team whose main musical vehicle was GTO (Greater Than One). Wells told Mojo magazine July 2011 the name was "solely to make techno-based tracks which were more upbeat yet minimal. We pressed 1,000 copies and mailed them out. The white labels had a sheet of paper with a cartoon I drew about a space creature called Tricky Disco who landed in a nightclub. Straight away the shops were going crazy trying to get more."
Sheffield's Warp label made Tricky Disco available and the charts beckoned despite little mainstream support, "Radio 1 wouldn't play this type of music," noted Wells. "There were no real specialist dance shows to speak of, and even those played a sanitized form of vocal house."
Follow-up "House Fly" came a year later but failed to repeat the success. Wells and Newman were recording in different styles as GTO, John + Julie, Salami Brothers and Technohead. It was under the latter alias that the couple achieved their biggest hit when 1995's "I Wanna Be A Hippy" reached #1 in 12 different countries including Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, and #6 in the UK.
Since Newman's death from cancer later in 1995, Wells has continued to release music under some of these names, and also as The Man and S.O.L.O.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.