Payola$

Payola$ BIOGRAPHY

Payola$

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1980-1987

Signed with A&M Records Canada in 1981. Initially, in the U.S., the band was handled by I.R.S. Records.

The Payola$ won the top Juno Awards in 1983. In 1984, Hammer on a Drum was noinated for the Best Album Juno.

SOURCES:
'Hot 10' Profiles: New Generation of Canadian Talent Bubbling Behind Long-Time Successes. Billboard, February 2, 1985.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Alex Boynton
   Member Years: 1985
   Instrument(s): bass
Bob Rock
   Born: Apr 19, 1954
   Member Years: 1982-1985
   Instrument(s): guitar, vocals
   see Rock and Hyde
Christopher Livingston
   Member Years: 1983
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Christopher Taylor
   Member Years: 1982-1985
   Instrument(s): drums
Garry Middleclass
   Instrument(s): bass
Lawrence Wilkins
   Member Years: 1982
   Instrument(s): bass
Mick Ronson
   Member Years: 1982
   Instrument(s): keyboards, vocals
Paul Hyde
   Born: May 21, 1955
   Member Years: 1982-1985
   Instrument(s): guitars, vocals
Taylor Nelson Little
   Instrument(s): drums


Payola$ PHOTOS

Payola$ DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Payola$ U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Hammer on a DrumA&M RecordsSP 49581983
Here's the World for YaA&M RecordsSP 50251985
In a Place Like ThisI.R.S. RecordsSP 700171981
No Stranger to DangerA&M RecordsSP 49081982

Payola$ U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Christmas Is Coming/I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)A&M RecordsSP 120841983
Eyes of a Stranger/Pennies Into GoldA&M Records24381982
Introducing Payola$I.R.S. RecordsIR 77011980
It Must Be LoveA&M RecordsSP 173361985
It Must Be Love/Little BoysA&M Records27611985
Where Is This LoveA&M Records26031983
Where Is This Love/Christmas Is ComingA&M Records25891983
Where Is This Love/I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)A&M RecordsSP 172511983
You're the Only LoveA&M RecordsSP 173221985
You're the Only Love/Stuck in the RainA&M Records27331985

Payola$ U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Christmas Is Coming/I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)1983SP 12084
Christmas Is Coming
I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Eyes of a Stranger/Pennies Into Gold19822438
Eyes Of a Stranger
Pennies Into Gold

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hammer on a Drum1983SP 4958
I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)
Where Is This Love
Wild West
Perhaps Some Day
Never Said I Loved You
No Prisoners
Christmas Is Coming
I Am a City
Hungry
People Who Have Great Lives

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Here's the World for Ya1985SP 5025
Stuck In the Rain
You're the Only Love
It Won't Be You
Cruel Hearted Lovers
It Must Be Love
Little Boys
All That I Want
Here's the World
Rhythm Slaves
Never Leave This Place

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
In a Place Like This1981SP 70017
In a Place Like This
I'm Sorry
Jukebox
Whiskey Boy
Good Job
You Can't Walk Away
Too Shy to Dance
Hot Tonight
Female Hands
Comfortable
China Boys

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Introducing Payola$1980IR 7701
China Boys
TNT
Rose
Jukebox

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It Must Be Love1985SP 17336
It Must Be Love

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It Must Be Love/Little Boys19852761
It Must Be Love
Little Boys

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
No Stranger to Danger199075021 4908
Eyes Of a Stranger
Hastings Street
Lights To Change
Pennies Into Gold
Rose
Romance
Mystery To Me
Rockers
Same Old Song
Youth
Screaming

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
No Stranger to Danger1982SP 4908
Eyes Of a Stranger
Hastings Street
Lights To Change
Pennies Into Gold
Rose
Romance
Mystery To Me
Rockers
Same Old Song
Youth
Screaming

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Where Is This Love19832603
Where Is This Love

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Where Is This Love/Christmas Is Coming19832589
Where Is This Love
Christmas Is Coming

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Where Is This Love/I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)1983SP 17251
Where Is This Love (Edited Version)
Where Is This Love (Album Version)
I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You're the Only Love1985SP 17322
You're the Only Love
You're the Only Love

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You're the Only Love/Stuck in the Rain19852733
You're the Only Love
Stuck In the Rain


Payola$ MUSIC CHARTS

Payola$ on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Here's the World for YaSP 5025Billboard Pop144
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
You're the Only Love/Stuck in the Rain2733Billboard Pop84