Modern English's Robbie Grey on "I Melt With You" Fame: "It Was Literally Thrust Upon Us"

Essex, England-birthed five-piece Modern English boasts a legacy that's pretty much the reverse of its '80s post-punk peers.

Where similar outfits enjoyed serious commercial success in their homeland but only cult-band status in the U.S., frontman Robbie Grey and Modern English achieved the opposite.

While they dutifully worked the club and theater circuit against the crowded backdrop of the New Wave scene, their star rose meteorically in the United States.

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