Chris & Cosey’s single about two cheating lovers on the sly was a pleasant pop surprise/sellout considering their prior musical pedigree as members of the early industrial combo Throbbing Gristle. “October Love Song”, from the duo’s 1986 EP Take Five, was an underground dance hit, prompting many a goth chick (and dude) to hit the dancefloor and “air juggle” or “catch butterflies” (stand up at your desk and mime doing either of those and you’ll see what I mean).

Here’s the video (possibly NSFW – is that Chris or Cosey’s boobs?):

A beautiful little single – what else is there to say? Chris & Cosey have continued recording for labels like Nettwerk and Wax Trax as recently as 2004.

“October Love Song” failed to chart.

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John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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