Scott's label, Do-It, also released the first Adam and the Ants LP, Dirk Wears White Sox. Scott moved to Paris in 1978, where he produced the all-female punk rock band the Slits, and a previously recorded single was issued under the name Comic Romance. Around the same time, Scott christened himself M and recorded the single "Moderne Man," which flopped. However, M's next release, "Pop Muzik," was an instant classic; it featured support from Roogalator bassist Julian Scott (Robin's brother), keyboardist Wally Badarou, programmer John Lewis, and vocalist Brigit Novik (Scott's wife). Demand for an LP was met by New York-London-Paris-Munich, which added woodwind player Gary Barnacles and drummer Phil Gould to M's backing band.
The follow-ups to "Pop Muzik," "Moonlight and Muzak" and "That's the Way the Money Goes," were minor hits in the U.K., although Scott had seen the last of his singles chart successes in the U.S. The Official Secrets Act (1980) was less commercially successful, a trend continued on 1982's Famous Last Words, which Scott's U.K. label MCA refused to release. In the meantime, Scott worked with Yellow Magic Orchestra keyboardist and budding solo artist Ryuichi Sakamoto. Scott later dabbled in African music collaborations, especially Kenyan music, but most of the material languished in the vaults as Scott faded from sight as a solo artist. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide