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Stephen Lennon (vocals/electric guitar), John Robertson (vocals/electric guitar), Paul Barry (vocals/bass) and Chris Kowalski (drums) were most pupils at a second college in Edinburgh, Scotland when their home-recorded demonstration tape secured a saving deal with Move, an area independent label. The group’s two singles betrayed a clear immaturity, however they also revealed the germ of the songwriting skill. Voted ‘Greatest Young Music group’ on tv’s Sunday Banana present, the Questions after that came to the interest of Paul Weller, who agreed upon the quartet to his Respond label. When Lennon still left the line-up, Paul Barry surfaced as the group’s primary songsmith and his melodic, soul-tinged path was apparent in the device’s three minimal hits, ‘Cost You Pay out’, ‘Rip Soup’ (both 1983) and ‘Wednesday Sunlight’ (1984). Nevertheless, they were struggling to secure a substantial breakthrough so when Weller’s very own commercial fortunes dropped, so do those of his many protégés, like the Questions.

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