Secret Affair was a mod revival band, formed in 1978 and disbanding in 1982, reforming to perform and record in the 2000s.
In a period of a little over two years, they posted five releases in the UK Singles Chart, and released three albums. The debut single "Time For Action" sold 198,000 copies and reached number 13 in the UK chart, putting them at the forefront of the mod revival movement. More chart success followed with "Let Your Heart Dance", "My World" and "Sound Of Confusion".
Formed after the demise of the CBS-signed power pop band New Hearts, singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns spent the second half of 1978 writing songs that would form the basis of the first two Secret Affair albums. They also drew up plans for a smart-dressing youth movement - the Glory Boys – based around the idea of Sixties gangster chic, influenced by the movie Performance.
After spending January 1979 demoing songs, Page and Cairns enlisted the services of bassist Dennis Smith from power pop band ...
Track listing: What Did You ExpectI'm a BulletOnly Madmen LaughWhen the Show's OverMy WorldSound of ConfusionLife's a Movie TooLooking Through My EyesLive for TodayStreetlife ParadeSo CoolTake It or Leave It