Dr. Robert - or Bruce Robert Howard as he is known to his family - was the enigmatic singer of 80's heroes The Blow Monkeys, a band that was well-known for its charming, intoxicatingly sweet melodies, a kind of British pop music meeting Motown and Northern soul and gaining a lot of extra points for the successful combination. Although some of their songs were political in theme, they were hardly known as a political act. "Digging Your Scene" was their breakthrough single, culled from their second album, Animal Magic (1986). It's a fantastic song that oozes of elegance and beauty, and Dr. Robert's voice is amazing. The good news, by the way, is that the band has reformed in later years and released two new albums.
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