M (Robin Scott)
"M" was a new wave project created by musician Robin Scott in the late 1970's. Scott changed his name to "M" in 1978, and then recorded a single called "Moderne Man" that essentially was a dud. Persistence paid off however, and with the contribution of some talented musicians, such as Wally Badarou, Mark King, and Phil Gould (Level 42), M was ultimately a success.
M's first studio album, New York, London, Paris, Munich (1979), was the album that included M's most recognizable hit to date: "Pop Muzik". Two additional songs from this album that were UK top 40 hits included "Moonlight and Muzak" and "That's the Way the Money Goes". M also released Official Secrets Act (1980) and Famous Last Words (1982), in addition to an album in 1984, called Jive Shikisha, that was not until 1998 (released as Robin Scott & Shikisha).
At the time of this writing in late 2013, Robin Scott was an artist (painter) and continued promoting compilation releases of previous muzik (yes, muzik). The M Discograpy is as follows:
- 1979: New York • London • Paris • Munich
- 1980: The Official Secrets Act
- 1981: Famous Last Words
- 1984: Jive Shikisha!
- 1996: Pop Muzik – The Very Best of M
- 2004: 'M' The History – Pop Muzik The 25th Anniversary
- 2009: Pop Muzik – 30th Anniversary Remixes