Following the abrupt demise of gainful employment with Sparks and Jook, bassist Gordon and drummer Townson teamed up with vocalist Andy Ellison. Deciding to expand the trio format, they added a prone guitarist (David O'List) and vertical yet inadvertent keyboards (Peter Oxendale). Mike Leander and Jamie Turner managed, Roy Thomas Baker produced, their accountants and bank managers rejoiced, as did their tailors and hairdressers. But not for long.
They went on tour with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, disposed of their accident-prone guitarist and were banished to the country to come up with a new album. Following a series of inexplicable table-lamp incidents, the band were dropped by the record company. Shaking off their keyboard player, the band began an intensive period of rehearsals at Island Studios in London's Hammersmith, followed by a period of intensive drinking in the Cross Keys pub, conveniently also in Hammersmith. Then they donned new trousers to become Radio Stars.
Later in the century they were hailed as the 'first supergroup of glam', but were regrettably unaware of this essentlal fact at the time.