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Calling all the heroes...

It Bites is an English group formed in 1982 in Egremont and originally composed of Francis Dunnery, Dick Nolan and Bob Dalton.

It was the signing with the Virgin Records label in 1986 that allowed them to release a first Single called “All in red”, a Single which unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed...

Which is not the case for the following “Calling all the heroes”, a Single which will offer the group its first major success and which we will find on their first album “The big lad in the windmill” which will be released also that year.

Success confirmed but declining for the album “Once around the world” which was released 2 years later in 1988, an album which still produced two high-caliber Singles with the titles “The old man and the angel” and “ Kiss like Judas.

New album “Eat me in St. Louis” the following year in 1989, an album which allowed the group to remain at the same level thanks to 3 major Singles : “Still too young to remember”, “Sister Sarah” and “Underneath your pillow.”

Major singles which will be the last because the group will return later but without finding a level of success equivalent to that which they experienced before.

To discover or rediscover...


Discography (among others...) :

80s  Decade :

  • All in red 1983

  • Calling all the heroes 1986

  • Whole new world 1986

  • The old man and the angel 1986

  • Kiss like Judas 1986

  • Midnight 1988

  • Once around the world 1988

  • Black December 1988

  • Still too young to remember 1988

  • Sister Sarah 1989

  • Underneath your pillow 1989

  • Till the end of time 1989

2000s  Decade :

  • Oh my God 2008

  • Playground 2008

  • The tall ships 2008

  • Great disasters 2008

2010s  Decade :

  • Wallflower 2012

  • Map of the past 2012

  • Clocks 2012

  • The last escape 2012


Tracks :

1986...a first title of more than certain quality which shows that this young group has more than obvious potential. It remains to be seen what he will do with this famous potential...

1986...from the 2nd title it was the jackpot for the group. Here they will achieve the biggest success of their entire discography and prove de facto that they are indeed one of the big revelations of the moment. HU-GE !

1986...this title will not be able to compete with the one that preceded it but it will be classified whatever happens. It's already that... much as the year 1986 will have been rich in titles, the year 1987 will be poor to say the least at this level. Pity... resumed at the start of 1988, which more or less reassures us about their current form. They haven't yet said everything at first glance, or at least sung everything...

1988...the rest will be less favorable to them with this title which will go completely under the radar. Too bad because it all went really well...

1988...unfortunately they won't have been able to go the distance, at least that's what we're starting to think. Unless... the end it was very difficult to know them because they will raise their heads in a spectacular way during this year 1989. The worst is therefore avoided...

1989...we suspected that with potential like theirs a return to favor was entirely possible, whatever the moment... is therefore a done deal in this year, 1989, to the delight of the core fans who could not believe for a single moment in the planned disappearance of their favorite group...

1989...even if this title will not be officially released as a Single it would have been a shame not to put it back in the spotlight as it should. It is now done...

2008...we will still lose them for almost 15 years but here they are again at the end of the 2000s. So in music nothing is ever finished, the proof...

2008...not only are they coming back but what they are offering is far from unworthy, which doesn't spoil anything, on the contrary...

2008...shows that talent is not lost despite the weight of the years. You just have to believe in it and everything is still possible... would have been a real shame if they threw in the towel for good simply out of weariness. Inspiration comes and goes, it's all a question of timing... they say to themselves that it might be worth it to push the adventure as far as possible. And in principle, who would blame them...

2012...the years have passed, just like the decades but it has not affected their talent, it is clear. And so much the better ! adventure that lasts, which lasts, for our greatest pleasure. And which should last longer, at least we hope so... last title or not ? We really hope that there will be a sequel to all this because this group necessarily didn't say everything, or at least sing everything...


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