Altered Images is a Scottish group formed in the early 80s by Clare Grogan, Gerard McInulty, Michael Anderson, tony McDaid and Johnny McElhone.
Their first two singles "Dead pop stars" and "A day’s wait" will not work.
It was in 1981 that their first album "Happy birthday" was released, an album produced by Steve Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Album which turns out to be a huge success thanks to the single of the same name which will make a real success.
The notoriety of the group explodes and Clare Grogan suddenly becomes the essential singer of the moment.
In 1982 the album "Pinky blue" was released, from which their second biggest hit, "I could be happy", was to be extracted. As well as other large caliber singles like "See those eyes" and "Pinky blue".
Listed success, they repeat in 1983 with the single "Don’t talk to me about love", single extracted from the album "Bite". Album which also contains the excellent "Bring me close".
And as paradoxical as it may seem, despite the successes, the group will explode soon after.
Which will not prevent him from rising from its ashes nearly 40 years later and in a very beautiful way...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Dead pop stars 1981
Happy birthday 1981
I could be happy 1981
See those eyes 1982
Pinky blue 1982
Song song blue 1982
Don’t talk to me about love 1983
Bring me closer 1983
Love to stay 1983
Change of heart 1983
Mascara streakz 2022
Red startles the sky 2022
Colour of my dreams 2022
Glitter ball 2022
The other side 2022
1981 ... a first track with strong rocko-punk accents. A title partially achieved but which will pay the luxury of being classified ...
1981 ... a radical change in style and tone. And yet, we are well the same year. Incredible trend reversal that will change everything and reveal them. All in energy and joy in life !
1981 ... then here comes the HUGE title which will make them essential values of the New-Wave wave. They simply sign here the biggest hit of their entire career. A planetary mega-hit that brings them One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s !
1982 ... talent and above all a freshness without equal ! The ideal recipe to make this group one of the best of its generation...
1982 ... a completely barred voice and look. A trademark recognizable among all and that makes all the difference !
1982 ... they even allow themselves the luxury of cover Neil Diamond. On one of its flagship titles dating from 1972. A cover in the image of the group, that is to say hilarious ...
1983 ... back to simplicity, no more eccentricities ! Unquestionably one of their best titles, if not the best. MAS-TER-FUL !
1983 ... back to the crazy with this revisited version of The Avengers. Their latest planetary hit ...
1983 ... go, for once, with finesse. Like what...they can do too ! And always this unique voice. Who annoys as much as it fascinates ...
1983... last success for the group but which also rhymes with last title very short. The group is about to bow out in an unexpected way...
2022... when we thought we would never see them again, here they are back almost 40 years later. Who would have thought that possible, not many people that's for sure !
2022... not only did they come back but their new opus is of an absolutely stunning quality level. Like what, in music, nothing is ever finished !
2022...but why have they disappeared for so long, good question ? Because honestly they should have come back long before...
2022...there is quantity and quality, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. The group knew perfectly how to reinvent himself almost 40 years later, which is a real feat in itself...
2022... in any case even if no single will be classified, their new album will be in any case and it's only fair reward. Looking forward to the sequel !
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