Models is an Australian group formed in Melbourne in 1978 and originally comprised of Sean Kelly, Peter Sutcliffe and Ash Wednesday.
The group released his first single called "Early morning brain" in 1979, a single that unfortunately went completely unnoticed. Just like "Owe you nothing" which came out in 1980. They will experience a first semblance of success with the release of their first album "Alphabravocharliedeltaechofoxtrotgolf" which also comes out in 1980 but which will not produce any single.
On the single side, the tide finally began to turn in 1981 when the title “Cut lunch” was released. A title that finally offers them a beginning of recognition but unfortunately limited recognition to Australia.
New album "Local &/or General" the same year, album which is also popular with the public but which paradoxically does not produce any major single. This was not the case with the album "The pleasure of your company" which was released two years later in 1983 and which produced the hit "I hear motion".
They will have to wait another two years and the year 1985 to finally achieve some semblance of consecration thanks to the album "Out of mind, out of sight". The album will be a hit in the entire Anglo-Saxon sphere and produce the top hit which bears the name of the album. Album which will also produce a second hit with the title "Cold fever".
They had a last major success in 1986 with the album "Model's media" from which the main track "Let’s kiss" was extracted mainly.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Early morning brain (It's not quite the same as sobriety) 1979
Owe you nothing 1980
Cut lunch 1981
I hear motion 1983
No shoulders no head 1983
God blesses America 1984
Big on love 1984
Out of Mind, Out of Sight 1985
Cold fever 1985
King of kings 1985
Let’s kiss 1986
Hold on 1987
Oh ! Darling 1987
1979 ... the first steps. We tend to be confused and messy. We will have to structure all this to hope to reach the big leagues ...
1980 ... a transition to the 80s which is done in high-voltage mode. Not sure that this is still the right method to hope to attract the general public ...
1981 ... the group finally knows a first success with this opus. Of course, the success is limited mainly to Australia but it's always better than nothing ...
1982 ... evolution is slow, and the word is weak. The group can not find a structured style and it is felt in terms of sound. Must and can do better !
1983 ... the group finally passes a first step with this title. We are still far from perfect but there is better, it's clear
1983 ... it is clear that this group will never occupy the leadership in the hierarchy of the best Australian groups but what he proposes is far from being without interest
1984 ... things are moving in the right direction but the group still does not manage to produce the least hit of global level. Patience, patience ...
1984 ... a year 1984 which saw them all the same raise their level of play, a phenomenon rather auspicious for the rest of the events. But it is clear that there is still work ...
1985 ... the year that will change everything. The group finally reaches a minimum level to hope for a first planetary recognition. Starting with this title which offers them a first major success
1985 ... then THIS title comes ! A structured title, and above all inspired, which finally offers them their first - and especially their biggest - global success. It was time ! HU-GE !
1985 ... a year 1985 which does not end and which sees them especially to link top hit on top hit. They will have taken the time but now that the machine is in motion, nothing seems to be able to stop it ...
1985 ... a truly exceptional year 1985 with a plethora of titles and quality on every level. Is it gone to last ? Not sure...
1986 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. The group will be unable to capitalize on the successes of the previous year and will fall back into oblivion as quickly as it comes out ...
1986 ... they will obtain all the same a last major success with this title. But it will indeed be the last. Hard law of the trade ...
1987 ... a last year of existence which saw them gradually fade away and this despite this title of more than certain quality. The group did not know how to find its true place in a colorful Australian scene but where the competition was fierce
1987 ... an adventure that ends with this luxury cover of the Beatles title dating from 1969. A nice cover but which will not change the situation unfortunately ...
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