Monday, March 17, 2008
Altered Images were a popular "New Wave" band who formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980.
With their bouncy synthy sound, and silly lyrics they were the darlings of the New wave scene.
Clare Grogan (vocals), Michael 'Tich' Anderson (drums), Tony McDaid (guitar) and Johnny McElhone (bass guitar), sent a demo tape to Siouxsie and the Banshees which soon gave themselves a support slot on their Kaleidoscope tour of 1980. Grogan had previously been seen in the cult film Gregory's Girl.
After being championed by legendary DJ John Peel, they quickly garnered enough attention to be offered a deal with Epic Records but mainstream success was not immediate; their first two singles ("Dead Pop Stars", "A Day's Wait") missed the top 40. "Dead Pop Stars" was particularly controversial at the time, sung at the viewpoint of a "has-been" icon with much irony, perhaps badly timed in its release as John Lennon had died shortly before, even though it was recorded prior to his death. It was absent from their studio album releases.
Check out Claire's dancing in the live version of INSECTS!
Check out this Packette of Claire and the crew I made just for you!
01 Love and Kisses.mp3
02 A Day's Wait.mp3
03 Little Town Flirt.mp3
04 Dead Pop Stars (Peel Session).mp3
05 Pinky Blue.mp3
07 How about that then ( I've missed my train).mp3
08 Disco Pop Stars.mp3
09 Who Cares.mp3
10 I Could Be Happy.mp3
11 Prayer Before Birth.mp3
12 Bring Me Closer.mp3
Get it here :
Pinky Blue (DAMN I LOVE HER)
I used to OBSESS over this viddy!
The CLASSIC!! I Could Be Happy
Viddy crazed I am
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