Agents Aren't Aeroplanes were a one-off 80's dance sister act of Julie and Diana Seabrook, who were enlisted to record this song by Stock Aitken and Waterman. "The Upstroke" single was their only record and was the first to be produced by Stock Aitken and Waterman. The single was released in 1984 on the Proto label, a UK Hi-Energy dance label formed by Barry Evangeli.
Links To Peel
Peel mentioned playing The Upstroke track back in 1984 on his 21 May 2002 programme, after reading out an 80's tracklist of his show from a listener. He went on to say that "I was the first person to play one of their records on the radio. So whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, it’s up to you to decide." In the 2012 ITV documentary The Hit Factory - The Stock, Aitken and Waterman Story, Pete Waterman mentioned that John Peel championed The Upstroke single.
- 11 April 1984: The Upstroke (7") Proto AGE
- Peel January 1990 Lee Tape 57: The Upstroke (7") Proto AGE