Here's a reader suggestion from Skellies. The Bureau formed from the ashes of Dexy's Midnight Runners and included 5 members from the original Dexy's. They released only one album in 1981 on Atlantic Records and it was oddly only available in Australia and Canada.
From the liner notes: "All together, looking tough and taut, meaning business, working off traditions, going for the jugular, the Bureau have the power. Musically you see the connection with Dexy soul vision and the soul itself, but the way it comes out is fiery and original. Breaks on sax that have a wildness wailing back across generations of black american music - chords that build and build to suddenly BAAAAOWWWW out of the speakers like nothing you've heard outside of the movies, and Archie Brown stamping on the monitors and crying-shouting-testifying"
The album was reissued for the first time on CD earlier this year and the band reunited to play two gigs in support.
The Bureau were:
Andy Growcott: Percussion
Pete Williams: Bass/Vocals
Rob Jones: Guitar/Trumpet/Vocals
Archie Brown: Lead Vocals - (now with The Young Bucks)
Mick Talbot: Keyboards/Vocals - (played with the Style Council)
Paul Taylor: Trombone
Steve Spooner: Alto sax
J.B. Blythe: Tenor Sax - (now with Black 47)
Visit The Bureau's website