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With their poofy dyed hair and goofy band name, it was tough to take Kajagoogoo seriously, and that was as it should be - the danceable synth-pop on the Leighton, U.K. quintet's debut WHITE FEATHERS was all about having a good time. The 1983 collection was helmed by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes and that band's producer Colin Thurston, and its 10 originals include the New Wave classic “Too Shy.” But there's plenty more to love beyond that Top 10 U.S. hit here; songs like “Hang On Now,” “Ooh To Be Ah” and the title track are tuneful and hook-filled with a dash of jazz sprinkled in. The band's sound changed considerably with the departure of vocalist Limahl following this release, but WHITE FEATHERS is pure '80s (John Hughes plucked an instrumental off of it to open his film Sixteen Candles), and we'll give it another spin in honor of Kajagoogoo keyboardist Stuart Croxford Neale's birthday.