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Shop Assistants

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Biography

The Shop Assistants were an indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1984, initially as Buba & The Shop Assistants. The original line-up was Aggi on vocals, David Keegan (guitar), Sarah Kneale (bass), Laura MacPhail (drums) and Ann Donald (drums), this line-up releasing one single, the highly-collectable 'Something To Do' which was produced by Stephen Pastel who also contributed backing vocals. Aggi left to be replaced by Alex Taylor, which saw the name shortened to simply 'The Shop Assistants' and the next release was 'All Day Long' in 1985, which Morrissey described as his favourite single of that year. This was followed in early 1986 with 'Safety Net', the first release on Keegan's 53rd & 3rd Records, which topped the indie chart, and the band recorded national radio sessions for John Peel and Janice Long of BBC Radio One.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. All That Ever Mattered  -  63,391 plays
  2. All Day Long  -  41,190 plays
  3. Somewhere in China  -  35,472 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You
    You loved me and now you wanna leave me
    Think too much of me to deceive me
    Say you wanna go while were still friends
    But I believe in the bitter end
    I Don't Want To Be Friends With You  -  31,676 plays
  5. Seems to Be  -  24,102 plays
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