Exciting new music came to FLR in the '90s with Russell's band Box Office Poison which developed a new music genre Pop Noir. The early Box Office Poison line-up included Russell, Debbie Detroit, Ron Rage & Jo Sharp. Later Debbie & Jo were replaced by Mouse and Misty Woods and this line up is considered the definitive one. (Photo to the left)
It took at least 5 years before bands like Goldfrapp and Mono caught on to Pop Noir. Artists like Portishead and Madonna were also influenced in certain parts of their careers by this dramatic music genre. More recent bands (eg The Blue Violets, Lowe, Blackroom, Pop Noir) have taken some Pop Noir influences either into their music (The Blue Violets, Lowe) or by name, (Blackroom's first album is entitled Pop Noir. A UK guitar duo broke the US market with the name Pop Noir).