Halfway to heaven...




Little interesting info about Dr Robert other than the fact that he is an English singer, real name Bruce Robert Howard, most famous for being the frontman of the Blow Monkeys.


Singer who will remain mainly in the musical history of the end of the 20th century for the big-caliber single "Wait", single released in 1988.


For that reason alone, we had to devote this article to him.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Wait 1988

  • I've learnt to live with love 1991

  • A simpler place and time 1992

  • Circular quay 1995

  • The coming of grace 1996

  • Halfway to heaven 1997

  • Blue skies 2001

  • What in the world 2003

  • Heavenly thing 2003

  • I saw something 2007

  • The killing breeze 2012

  • A bottomless pit 2016

  • Lost in Rasa 2016



Clips :


1988 ... it is with this title that the young Bruce will know his hour of glory in solo. Not only will he have shone with the Blow Monkeys but he will also have known how to shine by himself, that's what we call a global success !



1991 ... as much as the 1980s were favorable to him, the 1990s will be much less so. Not easy to do over time ...



1992 ... we can not blame him for anything except an inspiration which will have weakened somewhat between the two decades. But the qualitative level remains however the most suitable ...



1995 ... in any case he continues to believe in it but there is only him to believe in it now. His style no longer really sticks to the latest musical evolutions of the moment and the gap with the competition is more and more obvious ...



1996 ... if he doesn't change his style quickly, it is clear that the rest of the events will be complicated to say the least. Attention danger as they say ...



1997 ... no major change in sight yet. A decade of 90 that he is going through in his own way but far from the Star System and above all far, very far, from the top of the Charts ...



2001 ... he will even attempt the transition to the 2000s, but what did not work during the 1990s is not likely to work now. A risky bet and above all a failed bet ...



2003 ... even the best will is not enough to overthrow mountains. This is what he will learn at his expense during this decade of 2000 ...



2003 ... re-emerging in 2003 titles typed '80s' is risky to say the least. Or at least a little too early in modern musical history anyway ...



2007 ... the years go by and he comes back, and he comes back, and he comes back. To do what, there is really something to wonder about but he must know it, at least we hope so ...



2012 ... he intends to return during each decade with at least 1 album. It starts from a good feeling but there are only his base fans to follow him now ...



2016 ... his current style no longer has much to do with that of his beginnings, that's clear. The problem is that this current style does not correspond at all to the expectations of the public of the years 2010. Difficult in these conditions to be able to come up to the surface ...



2016 ... we will stop there for the 2010 decade but with him nothing is ever over. We therefore imagine that we will find him again the following decade. So to follow ...



Discogs :

https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/89359-Dr-Robert

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzk-1RYkvFmmDU9w-IDav7Q/featured