Re-Flex were a British synth-pop\dance band from the 80’s. The group was formed by singer\lead guitarist John Baxter and keyboardist Paul Fishman.

The original line-up of the band consisted of bassist\singer Francois Craig, guitarist John Hodges, and drummers Phil Gould and Mark King (of Level 42). After Mark left the band, he was replaced by drummer Roland Vaughn Kerridge and after Francois left, Thomas Dolby introduced them to Nigel Ross-Scott, a former member of the band, Gloria Mundi. 

In 1983, Re-Flex released their debut album, “The Politics of Dancing” which peaked at #53 on the Billboard 200 and charted moderately in New Zealand & West Germany.

The title song became their biggest hit, peaking at #28 on the UK Singles chart and #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. The song was moderately successful internationally.

The follow-up single, “Hurt” peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100, but didn’t appear to chart in the UK. The third single, “Couldn’t Stand a Day” which peaked at a disappointing #97 on the UK Singles chart.

The fourth single from the album, “Hit Line” failed to chart at all. Two more singles, “Praying to the Beat” and “Sensitive” didn’t generate much success either.

In 1985, Re-Flex released the single, “How Much Longer” from what would’ve been their sophomore album, “Humanication.” The song featured Sting on backing vocals. Despite the positive response for the song, EMI pulled the record and the label’s US company deemed the song too political. After that, the band left EMI and their sophomore album was never released.

Re-Flex continued to record with each other and worked on a new project called “Jamming the Broadcast.” They recorded the songs, “Life’s Too Dangerous” and “Revolution Now” for the 1987 movie, “Superman IV.” Once they finished recording the songs, Re-Flex stopped working together, but never officially broke up.

In September of 2010, Re-Flex released a 6-CD box set (which was put together by Paul Fishman) called “Re-Fuse” which features their debut album and five other CD’s of their previously unreleased music including “Humanication” and “Jamming the Broadcast.”

To see the music video for “The Politics of Dancing,”

To see the music video for “Hurt,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Couldn’t Stand a Day,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “How Much Longer,” go to: