The cover of 'Pelican West' depicts 6 young men clad in chunky jumpers looking wistfully skyward. Quite what this has to do with the music on offer is anyone's guess as Haircut One Hundred were immersed in white-funk music full of speedy but easy on the ear guitar playing. Back in 1982 the group were dismissed by some as fey pop fodder not helped by Nick Heyward's permanent boyish grin which pre-dated Macauley Culkin by some 10 years. This album was hardly a classic thanks to its over-reliance of initially mesmerising, then mildly irritating, guitar playing but in singles of the quality of 'Love Plus One' (their defining moment), 'Favourite Shirts' and bonus track 'Nobody's Fool' the band deserved their commercial success. Further album highlights include the yearning 'Lemon Firebrigade', 'Milk Film' and 'King Size' which pointed towards more jazz-based influences. Success was sadly short-lived despite their early promise and Heyward has pursued an occasionally successful solo career since.