There's a decent amount of ground breaking rap/hip hop and reggae and interesting choices of post punk and techno, which they balanced out with a mix of mainstream pop hits; although that's where I started to wince a little. As much I've come to accept some of the "bad" 80s production styles, there's still stuff that can not hold up.
The '80s is the decade where top 40 music truly gets a lot worse (despite the brouhaha about 1984). The stuff that sticks is either underground, semi popular or an import of some stripe. And despite anyone hardly caring outside their respective homelands, Australia and New Zealand were fertile creative musical places.
"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Still basically a cover band, they got signed by Seymour Stein's Sire Records and created two decent comeback LPs. The latter (Love's Melodies) was jam packed with tunes given to them by The Motors and covers like Big Star's "September Gurls" and this gem penned by the dude (Ronnie Thomas) who wrote "Girl Of My Dreams" for Bram Tchiakovsky.
"How Much More"