Smeat
How can you not love a brainless song entitled 'Funk The Spicegirls' by a group called Smeat? Actually, as they explain, that's not the title: "yeah... 'funk' the spicegirls... really... we're like p-funk... it's not really some other 4 letter word like fuck... stupid no profanity policy... like punk is all about making friends . . ." A brief guilty pleasure. John Taylor
While Duran Duran's sometime bassist is no longer offering MP3s at his site Trust The Process, there's still a selection of vaguely recent material available from his page at MP3.com. The track 'Feelings Are Good' comes with the Gusworld seal of endorsement, but you do have to ignore the lyrics. They work for the song, but not if you write them out on a piece of paper. We await the newly reformed Duran recordings with interest . . .

Martika
After bursting into prominence with her self-titled debut album and the Prince-influenced follow-up Martika's Kitchen, Martika appeared to disappear from view entirely after 1991 00 -- until 'The Journey' became available on MP3.com. Nice stuff, though personally I'd like to hear a shorter single remix rather than the 'electrophonk mix' on offer here. Since then, Martika has formed a new band, Oppera.

Howard Jones
The Retro Rewind label hosts an acoustic selection of Howard's best-known hits, plus a bonus interview, at MP3.com. Not quite as catchy as the originals, but worth a listen.

John Taylor
While Duran Duran's sometime bassist is no longer offering MP3s at his site Trust The Process, there's still a selection of vaguely recent material available from his page at MP3.com. The track 'Feelings Are Good' comes with the Gusworld seal of endorsement, but you do have to ignore the lyrics. They work for the song, but not if you write them out on a piece of paper. We await the newly reformed Duran recordings with interest . . .