Babes (?) That Play Synths Pt.8

Babes (?) That Play Synths Pt.8

Remember Jane Child ?

Nope, probably not. A flash in the pan, one hit wonder from back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Big hair, piercings (and a very dangerous chain connecting them all) and “attitude”. Well, I, like most I reckon, had forgotten all about her until Shepitology found an article and some links. Browsing through the photo’s, there were a couple of pics that warranted inclusion here. More because of the gorgeous Fairlight CMI III than anything else.

Keep your feet off the upholstery, Ronnie !!!

Looking like Martin Degville from Sigue Sigue Sputnik !!

The video for her one hit also has some nice Antipodean Sampler action too…

MP3 Here

Apparantly still working in the business, the spikes have gone, only to be replaced by stupidly long dreads !

Thanks Shep !

  • Posted on July 22, 2007 - 1:55 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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  • Mibrilane says:

    Jane’s problem was that her music (synth pop) and her personal style (punk dominatrix) didn’t go together. Much like Rick Astley (black soul voice, white British guy), the cognitive dissonance brought on by seeing her perform was often difficult to overcome.

    If she had looked “normal” at the time, she would have done better.

  • Cyclonic says:


    Just wanted to add a lil bit of info surrounding Jane.

    *At one point she 60 keyboards in her home studio, 41 or so of them MIDI’d to a Korg T1 controller.
    *She is still working and actively recording.
    *She actually owned a Fairlight CMI III but sold it many years back.

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