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If she was a car...



Very little usable information about A Popular History Of Signs except the fact that it is an English group formed in 1979 and originally composed of Andrew Jarman, Peter Scammell and Paul Clarke.


Group which will remain mainly in the musical history of this end of the 20th century for the high-caliber single "If she was a car" which will be released in 1983.


For this reason alone, we had to devote this article to them.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Justice not vengeance 1980

  • Crowds 1981

  • Dancing with ideas 1982

  • Stigma 1983

  • Guernica 1983

  • If she was a car 1983

  • House 1984

  • Ladder Jack 1984

  • Body and soul 1985

  • Art of persuasion 1987

  • Rock and roll 1987

  • Trapped 1988

  • Western wind 1988

  • Shoeshine boy 1988

  • Word to the wise 1988

  • Crawling 4 U 1988


 

Clips :


1980...a first title with more than certain quality and which shows that this small group has more than obvious potential. What will he do with it, the future will tell us...



1981...a sequel that will not really confirm all the good that we could think of the group. There is still a bit of work to do before joining the big leagues, that's for sure...



1982...all of this was off to a good start, but the sound, like the style, couldn't evolve in the right direction. Can and must do better...



1983...paradoxically, the musical bases are good but it is above all the inspiration which for the moment is not necessarily up to par. Let's be a little patient...



1983...no major improvement yet. However, we feel that there is not much missing for the situation to take a very different turn...



1983...we knew that at some point they were going to succeed in finding the solution. And here is the solution. Certainly, we are not talking about mega success but the group will finally achieve the semblance of recognition after which he has been chasing since its beginnings. HU-GE !



1984...this mid-decade finally saw the group find the right rhythm. The titles are more and more structured and therefore more and more effective...



1984... it is clear that the group will never reach the Elite but he will have a most honorable career. Everyone has the right to have his place in the sun...



1985 ... it is precisely the purpose of these articles to bring to light this kind of group that has gone unnoticed to say the least. Because there is talent in all this, it is clear...



1987...the group's career will not last for decades, of course, but what they will have offered is far from deserving. A good little group as we like them...



1987...a pity that the group never managed to move up a gear because he had quite the level required to move up to the level of the leading pack. Fate will have decided otherwise...



1988...the last year of existence. The adventure will not go further than this year 1988 but the job is done as they say. Isn't that the main thing...



1988...they just missed the little + that could have made all the difference and propelled them to the top of the bill. Such is life...



1988... in the end a discography all the same expanded with several high-calibre titles. The group will not have to be ashamed of what he will have produced, that's clear...



1988...a pity that the long-awaited evolution arrives far too late. We can see that the group is trying to evolve in terms of sound, but he should have done so long before to hope to stay in contact with the best...



1988 ... go, a little last for the road as they say. He will just have missed one more album to possibly make all the difference...


 

Discogs :

https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/86725-A-Popular-History-Of-Signs

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/5265042

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGZ6blZrf6owMGlNkdFRgg/featured


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