Turn Back the Clock is the debut album by Johnny Hates Jazz released in the beginning of 1988. The band consists of Clark Datchler, Mike Nocito and Calvin Hayes. The album, whose most famous single was "Shattered Dreams," peaked at #1 on the UK charts, and #56 on the Billboard 200. Kim Wilde sung backing vocals on the song "Turn Back the Clock." The track "Foolish Heart" was originally released as a single in 1986 as "Me and My Foolish Heart."
Raindance is the debut album from English musician Clark Datchler. Datchler originally left the successful group Johnny Hates Jazz in 1988 to continue his solo career after previously releasing several solo singles before the joining the group. He moved to Amsterdam and began work on his debut album. The album featured some renowned musicians, including bass player Nathan East, drummer John "JR" Robinson and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. Also featured was guitarist Dave Gregory of XTC. The album saw Datchler’s first environmental song, "Raindance" – one of several to follow.
Tall Stories is the 1991 second album by Johnny Hates Jazz. Released more than three years after JHJ's debut album, Tall Stories features erstwhile producer and songwriter Phil Thornalley as lead singer, following the departure of original frontman Clark Datchler. On the eve of the album’s release, Thornalley and keyboardist Calvin Hayes were involved in a serious car crash that depleted the band's momentum. Once they recovered, the album was a commercial flop, and the band called it quits.