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Dear Enemy

dearenemy1Melbourne (Australia) band Dear Enemy suffered the fate of having one successful single (Computer One) and being unable to capitalise on the success, despite significant media attention.

The band derived its name from popular Australian comic strip Ginger Meggs. Whenever Ginger received letters from his rival Eddie Coogan, they were always addressed “Dear Enemy”.

The band signed to EMI/Capitol and recorded Ransom Note in the US with producer Peter McIan (best known for his work with Men at Work and Mondo Rock). The album spawned three singles; Computer One (December 1983), Good Life (February 1984) and Kids on the Street (May).

Two further singles followed; New Hero (1984) and Stay (1986) before Joey Amenta (ex-Taste and Redhouse) replaced Barker.

Jerry Leigh then replaced Amenta and the band issued one final (independent) single, You’re Right You’re Right in December 1988 before calling it a day.

Ron Martini 
Vocals
Chris Langford 

Guitar
Les Barker 

Guitar
Martin Fisher 

Keyboards
Peter Leslie 

Bass
Ian Morrison 

Drums
Joey Amenta 

Guitar
Jerry Leigh 

Guitar