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Men Without Hats are a Canadian pop group from Montreal, Quebec who were popular in the early 1980s. They were characterized by the deep, expressive vocals of their lead singer Ivan and their elaborate use of synthesizers and electronic processing. Their most-remembered single was entitled "The Safety Dance". For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Ivan Doroschuk, also known by the artist name of Ivan, was born in Illinois, USA and he and his family moved to Montreal, Quebec at a young age. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... The Safety Dance was the first and biggest-selling single by the 1980s synth pop group Men Without Hats. ...

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History

Men Without Hats were always, at the core, Ivan Doroschuk and his brother Stefan, with various other members, including a third brother, Colin Doroschuk, as well as Jeremy Arrobas, Tracy Howe, Roman Martyn, Lenny Pinkas, and Allan McCarthy. They emerged with an EP called Folk of the 80s (1980). Tracy Howe was only with the band briefly, but long enough to be credited on a reprint of Folk of the 80s, despite not appearing on it. Ivan Doroschuk, also known by the artist name of Ivan, was born in Illinois, USA and he and his family moved to Montreal, Quebec at a young age. ... Allan McCarthy (July 11, 1957 - August 11, 1995) was a Canadian musician born in Montreal, Quebec who became part of the group Men Without Hats. ... Folk of the 80s was Men Without Hats first album. ...


A popular but unconfirmed tale is that the name originated from a misread announcement to one of their early gigs as "Men Without Hate" by a francophone MC in Montréal.


The band erupted onto the international scene a couple of years later with their hit single "The Safety Dance" from their debut album Rhythm of Youth. They charted once again with the title track from their 1987 album, Pop Goes the World. The song was also featured in the movie Date with an Angel (1987), starring Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart and Michael E. Knights. The next album The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century, released in 1989 featured a cover of ABBA's song "S.O.S.". The Safety Dance was the first and biggest-selling single by the 1980s synth pop group Men Without Hats. ... Men Without Hats second album, released in 1982. ... Pop Goes the World is the fifth album by the Canadian pop group Men Without Hats released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Date with an Angel is an American film which was realesed in 1987. ... Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Phoebe Cates (born Phoebe Belle Katz on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York) is an American film actress who, by her own description, has retired from acting to be a full-time mother. ... Emmanuelle Béart at Cannes in 2000 Emmanuelle Béart (born August 14, 1963) is a French actress. ... The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century is a musical album by Men Without Hats, released in 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Their 1991 album Sideways, dominated by processed electric guitars instead of keyboards, revealed a dramatically different sound for the band. The album failed to attract an American label, and the band broke up. This article is about the album from Men Without Hats; Sideways is also the name of a 2004 film. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ...


Following the break-up, Ivan released a solo album, The Spell, in 1997. Stefan and Mack MacKenzie (of 3 O'Clock Train) released Ride of Glory, a post-modern Western-themed CD.


Stefan and Ivan regrouped to release "No Hats Beyond This Point" in 2003.


Discography

Studio albums

http://www. ... Folk of the 80s was Men Without Hats first album. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... Image File history File links Mwh-roy. ... Men Without Hats second album, released in 1982. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... http://www. ... Album cover of Folk of the 80s (Part III) by Men Without Hats An album by Men Without Hats released in 1984. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... http://www. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana... http://www. ... Pop Goes the World is the fifth album by the Canadian pop group Men Without Hats released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... http://www. ... The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century is a musical album by Men Without Hats, released in 1989. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... http://www. ... This article is about the album from Men Without Hats; Sideways is also the name of a 2004 film. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... http://www. ... Heres a list of songs that were featured on the No Hats Beyond This Point album from Men Without Hats: 1. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) other events of 2003 list of years in music 2000s in music // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the...

Compilations

  • Men Without Hats: Collection (1996)
  • Men Without Hats: Greatest Hats (1996)
  • Men Without Hats: My Hats (2006)

See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Ivan solo albums

See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic...

Videos

  • The Safety Dance
  • I Like
  • Where Do the Boys Go?
  • Pop Goes the World
  • Moonbeam
  • Hey Men
  • ..In the 21st Century
  • Sideways
  • Open Your Eyes (Ivan)
  • SuperBadGirls (Ivan)

DVDs

  • Live Hats DVD (Le Spectrum show, from Freeways tour) released in June 2006

Trivia

Jethro Tull (aka Tull) is a rock band that formed in Blackpool, England in the 1960s. ... Anderson (far right) with Jethro Tull in a recent promotional photo. ... Pop Goes the World is the fifth album by the Canadian pop group Men Without Hats released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... The Safety Dance was the first and biggest-selling single by the 1980s synth pop group Men Without Hats. ... Mike Edmonds is an actor, most famous for his role as Little Ron in the childrens television show Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Time Bandits (first released on July 13, 1981) is a fantasy film, produced and directed by Terry Gilliam (who created animations for Monty Pythons Flying Circus). ... Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the eponymous comic strip character Flash Gordon, which was directed by Mike Hodges and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. ...

Covers

The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century is a musical album by Men Without Hats, released in 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the album from Men Without Hats; Sideways is also the name of a 2004 film. ... The Beatles were a highly influential English rock band from Liverpool. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ...

See also

This is a list of singers, bands, composers and other musicians from Quebec. ... Being a modern cosmopolitan society, today, all types of music can be found in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... As a North American society, and the only society on the continent with a French-speaking majority, the culture of the province of Quebec, Canada shows many unique features. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ...

External links

  • Men Without Hats official site
  • Lazlo's Discography Machine: Men Without Hats
  • Men Without Hats at UBL.com

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Am I Right - Artist Summary Men Without Hats (423 words)
This is the most recent information about Men Without Hats that has been submitted to amIright.
If we have more information about Men Without Hats, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).
(meaning that hard hats were required to enter the roped-off area) They sort-of injected the "do your own thing" spirit of the 1980's into this quirk of their daily lives, by naming themselves "Men Without Hats".
Men Without Hats - Biography - AOL Music (338 words)
The new wave synth pop collective Men Without Hats were formed in 1980 by brothers Ivan and Stefan Doroschuk.
Ivan was the leader of the group, writing the majority of the songs and providing the lead vocals; Stefan was the guitarist; and other members changed frequently throughout the course of the group's career.
During 1982, the band consisted of Ivan, Stefan, another brother Colin Doroschuk (keyboards), along with drummer Allan McCarthy; this is the lineup that recorded Men Without Hats' 1982 debut album, Rhythm of Youth.
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