During 1980, Inner City Unit played a month long residency at London's Marquee Club, Robert Calvert was the support act for each show, members of ICU would don masks and become "Krankschaft".
In 1985 Robert would perform during the ICU set itself so for a while the band had 2 front men. When Robert was offered the chance to present a showcase of his solo works at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall it was therefore obvious that he would use members of Inner City Unit as "Krankschaft".
Dead Fred and Steve Pond following the collapse of Inner City Unit had been working with Inner City Unit drummer Mick Stupp as a power trio called "The Maximum Effect". Sadly Mick Stupp left the band just before they were called upon by Robert to once again be Krankschaft, Robert also drafted in Mary Cason Inner City Unit's late period sleeve designer to play synthesiser.