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When Kraftwerk's "The Model" was released again, three years after it's initial release, on the b side of the UK single "Computer World" in 1981, it became a surprise hit and made it to the top of the singles chart. Being a hit someone thought it had to be featured on Top Of The Pops, and so it was. But it appears Kraftwerk weren't that interested in promoting their old song. Instead, robot-oriented dance duo Fotostat was called in to perform a little dance while "The Model" was playing.

Fotostat were not only dancers, they were also twins. Glenn and Mark Robertson were born in 1960, in Colcherster, Essex, UK. Together, they moved to London and, did some shows, appeared in a Pete Townsend video, and released a little bit of music in the early 80's. The robotic twin duo gained some attention with their songs throughout the UK, which spawned a few more tv performances.

This was shot in 1982:



And this is a performance from Glasgow in 1983, again filmed by the BBC.



Nowadays, the twins seems to have left the UK for New Jersey and New York respectively. Rock n' roll seems to be their thing nowadays. They each have a MySpace page (Mark, Glenn), but it's hard to say exactly what they are up to, due to some kind of general refusal of formatting/punctuation.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

well thank you from FOTOSTAT
from glenn robertson and mark robertson, all the best from to our fans markstat

glenn robertson said...

note thanks for the blog please note glenn mark robertson not robinson you can see more on me and mark at www.MYSPACE.COM/GLENNHROERTSON OR AT FOTOSTAT AND YOUTUBE

0100000 said...

Glad to see you here. Edit done, sorry about the mistake.

Anonymous said...

GLENN X FOTOSTAT UPDATED FOTOSTAT BKOKE UP IN 1994 FORMED BAND 1987 SONS OF VALENTINO WE SIGNED WITH ONE BIG GUITER SONG EP (JUST DREAMING) WE PLAYED IN LONDON GIGS TILL WE GOT NEW DEAL IN USA SIGNED WITH ROYAL 1991 AND MOVED TO THE STATE'S STILL WRITING SONGS NOT SURE WHAT MAY HAPPEN BUT IT;S BEEN A GREAT RIDE SO FAR

Anonymous said...

BROKE UP SORRY ABOUT THE MISS SPELLING