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Band Spats demonstrated they could write a catchy song with 'New Wave Goodbye'. But it needed the addition of singer Jenny Morris, a name change to The Crocodiles and a track called 'Tears' for the public to really sit up and take notice. In the video, drummer Bruno Lawrence hangs around next to a shady lamp post while Morris passes by, and the band's bubblegum coloured costumes positively shine against an all white set. After reaching number 17 on the NZ singles charts, 'Tears' won the APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award for 1980.

I've got to the point that I’ve realised what I really want to do is have a pop band. I’ve been in blues bands and jazz bands and avant garde bands but I’ve never been in a band that plays pop and I think that’s the hardest thing to do.
– Fane Flaws in an interview with Gary Steel, It magazine, July 1980