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In search of Penny Century...




The Cassandra Complex is an English group formed in Leeds in 1980 and originally composed of Rodney Orpheus, Paul Dillon and Andy Booth.


Group that released a first self-financed single "March" in 1985, a single that would go unnoticed to say the least. At least with the general public because it still allows them to sign with the Rouska label, a label with which they will release their first two albums, namely "Grenade" and "Hello America" ​​the following year in 1986.


Change of label the following year and move to Play It Again Sam, label with which they released their new album "Theomania" a year later in 1988.


Under the same label will be released the albums "Satan, Bugs Bunny and me..." in 1989, "Cyberpunx" in 1990, "The war against sleep" in 1992 and "Sex and death" in 1993.


None will produce a major hit, but the group can always boast of having a fairly extensive discography. That's it, as they say...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others...) :

  • March 1985

  • Moscow Idaho 1985

  • Motherad 1986

  • Datakill 1986

  • Kill your children 1987

  • Angels in the sky 1987

  • Second shot 1988

  • (In search of) Penny Century 1989

  • I believe in free evrything 1990

  • If you can get it 1990

  • I want you 1990

  • Sophia 1992

  • When love takes over 1992

  • Satisfy me 1993

  • Give me what I need 1993

  • Twice as good 2000

  • Phoenix 2000

  • Nothing personnal 2000

  • It's Ok 2000


 

Clips :


1985...from the beginning the group shows with force that he does not intend to do in normality and stick perfectly to the commercial standards that could be imposed on him. So we have been warned...



1985...a bias that they will have to assume even if it means living on the fringes of the traditional system. Afterwards, everyone leads his career as he sees fit...



1986...yet the potential is real and it would be a shame not to exploit it more than that. There may be a way to find a happy medium between personal aspirations and Star System dictates...



1986...a tendency to overspeed which doesn't help either. Definitely, they do everything not to fit into the mould, it is clear...



1987...with this title we begin to get closer to the musical standards which are going well. Afterwards, it remains to be seen if it will last, that is not guaranteed...



1987...a year 1987 which nevertheless saw the group evolve somewhat in terms of sound. So we have every reason to hope that at some point they will succeed in producing THE title that will project them on the front of the stage in a notable way...



1988...and frankly, we're not very far from it. Even if the sound of this title is somewhat obscure, it is not devoid of interest, that's for sure...



1989...the end of the 80s which saw them particularly - and above all better - inspired. We can only appreciate this return to a more structured and above all more accomplished music...



1990...the upturn continues at the beginning of the 90s. The group has finally found the style and sound that go well and it shows, especially it can be heard !



1990...certainly, everything that comes out now is not necessarily highly inspired but there is better, we can't deny it. So we take !



1990...the group now perfectly masters its environment and already offers a much more affordable face for ordinary mortals. Like it wasn't enough...



1992... drive out the natural, it comes back at a gallop. The group goes back to its experimental shortcomings which are not likely to attract the general public. Attention danger...



1992...this would already be much more standard. They will have alternated constantly titles for the general public and titles reserved for the most restricted audience. Strange strategy...



1993...they can't help but mix obscure sounds and trendy sounds. We won't remake them again as they say, but it's a shame to have chosen this path, which is tortuous to say the least and which will inevitably have marginalized them more than anything else...



1993...an atypical group that will never have done anything like the others. This is also the magic of the 80s, all currents, all styles, all tempos, all possible and imaginable sounds that coexist in perfect harmony...



2000...we will lose sight of them for nearly 7 years and here they are again at the dawn of this new millennium in a form that we will qualify as certain. Afterwards, it remains to be seen what they will offer us because with them, nothing is ever won...



2000...we suspected that the 7-year break had not been enough to put them back on the right track. They keep doing what they want and only what they want...



2000... extremely rare fact concerning them here they are in 'emotional' register mode. Who would have thought it possible, not many people, that's for sure. Especially since they are far from being ridiculous and one really wonders why they didn't explore this track, and especially this register, in more depth...



2000...once again they demonstrate an astonishing know-how in light and air, the antithesis of everything they had shown until then. Too bad it took until the 2000s to see them evolve in this direction...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cassandra_Complex_(band)

Official Website :

http://cassandracomplex.co.uk/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/258301

Discography ;

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTRUU4JsOOqKai0n3T9NUg/featured


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