One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1982 – Haircut One Hundred

“Love Plus One” by Haircut One Hundred

Haircut One Hundred was a new wave band formed in 1980 by singer/songwriter Nick Heyward. In 1982, they recorded their debut album, Pelican West. Off of that album came the hit single “Love Plus One”. The band headed out on tour with sold out shows everywhere they went in the UK , Europe, North America and Japan. However, during the sessions for their second album Heyward became unwell and Mark Fox took over vocal duties with the band as songwriters. Heyward left the band at the end of 1982. They released that follow-up album, Paint & Paint in 1984. It did not sell very well, and the band called it quits.

Nick Heyward would go on to do solo work. Then in 2009, the band rekindled their friendship via Facebook and Nick invited them down to perform as Haircut at one of his solo gigs. They enjoyed themselves so much that they plan on doig more gigs over the next year. If they don’t make it big again, at least they had “Love Plus One”:

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