There were some strange things being done with hair in the 80s. And these guys weren’t even the worst offenders.
This is “Lies” from the Thompson Twins. It was the first single from the 1982 album Quick Step and Side Kick.
Something about the opening of this song makes me want to say, “It needs more cowbell.” This album was re-released in 2008 with a bunch of remixes added and some of the extended B-sides.
Because of the crazy way the music industry works in the US, this album was Side Kicks on this side of the Atlantic. I think it has to do with the complete lack of respect that the industry holds for its customers. (What is Quick Step?)