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Would-Be-Goods
(England)

Headed by Jessica Griffin and backed by members of The Monochrome Set, the Would-Be-Goods were part of the fabulous él label in the late 80's. The label folded in 1990 but the bands continued to be immensely popular in Japan and the second album Mondo was a Japanese only album until it was re-released by Richmond Records in the late 90's.

Jessica returned to the London scene in sping 2001 with an excellent gig at a Matinée Recordings showcase, second band member is Pete Momtchiloff of Talulah Gosh/Heavenly fame.

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Releases:
Fruit Paradise (7") 1987
on El Label - GPO 28
The Camera Loves Me (LP+CD) 1988 - More details
on El Label - ACME 14
- The Camera Loves Me
- Velasquez And I
- Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook
- Pinstriped Rebel
- Rose Du Barry
- Marvellous Boy
- Young Man From Caracas
- Ameretto
- Motorbike Girl
- Death A La Carte
- Perfect Dear
- Wrong Way Round
- The End Of The World
- Bayswater Blues
- By The Light Of A Cynical Moon
The Camera Loves Me (7") 1988 - More details
on El Label - GPO 39
Mondo (CD) Apr 1993 - More details
on Trattoria - Menu 12
Re-issued: Richmond Records (CD) 1999
- Ecuador Days
- Casanova 92
- Black Pearls Of Polynesia
- Lisbon Beat
- Gigi Geographic
- Angel Square
- Exotica
- Dream Lover
- La Fonda Del Sol
- Christmas In Haiti
The Camera Loves Me (CD) 1993
on Richmond Records - MONDE 13 CD
Emmanuelle Beart (CD5) Sep-2001
on Matinée Recordings - Matinée 30
- Emmanuelle Beart
- Je Leche Les Vitrines
- Everybody Wants My Baby
- Words
Sugar Mummy (7") Sep-2001
on Fortuna Pop! - FPOP 30
- Sugar Mummy
- Spanish Tragedy
- Pefect Dear (2001)
Brief Lives (CD) March 2002
on Matinée Recordings - MATCD 17
and Fortuna Pop! - FPOP 33
- 1999
- A Season In Hell
- Bad Lord Byron
- Butterfly Kiss
- Dilettante
- Diminuendo
- Elegand Rascal
- Esperanza
- Fancy Man
- Flashman
- Mystery Jones
- Rich and Strange
- Richard III
- Trying To Be Bad
- Vivre sa vie
- Whitsun Bride
The Morning After (CD) Fall 2004
on Fortuna Pop! - FPOP 55
and Matinée Recordings - MATCD 32
Eventyr (CD) October 2008
on Matinée Recordings - MATCD 47
- Sad Stories
- The Ghost Of Mr. Minton
- In Bohemia
- The Girl At No. 7
- Venusberg
- Melusine
- Heart of Tin
- Pleasure Island
- Temporary Best Friend
- Baby Romaine
- Subtle Charm
- Enemies of Promise
- A Professor Momtchiloff Mystery
On compilations:
A Meeting On The Disc  (CD5) 1-Mar-1993
on Trattoria - Menu 10
- La Fonda Del Sol
- Run For Your Life
The Matinée Spring Collection  (CD) 21-Apr-2001
on Matinée Recordings - Matinée 26
- Everybody Wants My Baby
Matinée 50  (CD) Summer 2003
on Matinée Recordings - Matinée 50
- Southernmost
on Cherry Red Records - CRCDBOX10
- Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook
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