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Castles in Spain...

The Armory Show is an English group formed in 1983 and originally composed of Richard Jobson, Russell Webb, Jon McGeoch and John Doyle.

Jobson and Well, previously found in 'The Skids'. As for Doyle and McGeoch, we will have seen them appear before in the group 'Magazine'.

Group whose name would be a reference in truth to the modern art exhibition 'The Armory Show' which was held in New York in 1913.

They released a first Single "Castles in Spain" in 1984, a Single that will allow them to achieve a first success of esteem.

Then it's the turn of their first album "Waiting for the floods" to be released in 1985, an album which will mainly produce the high-caliber Single "The glory of love".

A second album was in preparation but it will never see the light of day because the group will separate before it has had time to go out...

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others…) :

  • Castles in Spain 1984

  • Innocents abroad 1984

  • We can be brave again 1985

  • Kyrie 1985

  • Glory of love 1985

  • Waiting for the floods 1985

  • Higher than the world 1985

  • Love in anger 1987

  • Whirlwind 1987


Clips :

1984...a first title of certain quality and which suggests a most interesting sequel. To be continued as they say...

1984...a trendy sound, just like the style, what more could you ask for. We therefore suspect that at some point the group will succeed in producing THE title that will set him apart from the crowd...

1985...nothing exceptional at this stage but good work and that's not bad. Rome wasn't built in 1 day, as the good old saying goes...

1985...another title of certain quality but still no take-off in sight. But it could be that a good surprise awaits them on the next title...

1985...which will remain as their most accomplished title. They will finally recover the semblance of recognition after which they have been running since their debut and it is only a fair reward !

1985...certainly the group will not remain as the most gifted of its generation but what he will have succeeded in producing during its - short - career is far from devoid of interest, that's clear...

1985... too bad the band didn't manage to stand out more than that from the crowd because there was plenty to do. Hard law of the trade...

1987...a career that will therefore have been spread over only 4 short years. We would have liked the adventure to last a little longer but unfortunately this will not be the case...

1987 ... anyway we will be satisfied largely with the little produced. Because the whole thing will have been of quality and that's the main thing...


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