Marxman were a Marxist hip-hop group with two MCs. Their lyrics expounded socialism and an end to economic and social injustice. Their first single, "Sad Affair", caused particular controversy for calling for support for the Republican campaign in Northern Ireland. The band was signed to Talkin' Loud/Polygram and A&M in the United States. Amongst their achievements the band performed their single "All About Eve", a song portraying a tragic story of spousal abuse, on the BBC TV's popular music programme Top of the Pops.