The Pukka Orchestra was a Canadian new wave band in the 1980s. The core of the band consisted of vocalist Graeme Williamson and guitarists Neil Chapman and Tony Duggan-Smith, and the band made frequent use of guest musicians.
The name is derived from the Hindi word pukka, which in UK slang can mean "very good".
Formed in Toronto in 1979, they released an independent single, "Rubber Girl", in 1981. They soon became fixtures on Toronto's Queen Street West club scene and signed to Solid Gold Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1984. In the summer of 1984, the band had a top 40 chart hit in Canada with a cover of Tom Robinson's "Listen to the Radio". Other singles "Cherry Beach Express" and "Might As Well Be on Mars" received FM radio play. The Toronto Police Service attempted to block radio airplay of "Cherry Beach Express" due to its themes of opposition to police brutality.
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Альбомы и синглы:
- Pukka Orchestra [альбом]