Brilliant is an English group formed in 1982 by Martin Glover, ex Killing Joke. Which will be joined quickly by Jimmy Cauty, June Montana, Guy Pratt, Andy Anderson, Peter Ogi and Rob Waugh.
The group released a first single "That’s what good friends are for..." the same year, a song that openly mocks his former band with whom he has some scores to settle. Followed a year later in 1983 by the title “Colors”. Two titles which will know a significant success in the independent Charts.
Two new singles were released in 1984, namely “Soul murder” and “Wait for it”. Two quality singles once again but which still do not allow the group to reach the big league.
They will have to wait until 1985 and the release of the single "It’s a man’s man’s man’s world" to finally see their efforts rewarded. The single is critically acclaimed and allows the band to make a sensational entry on the front of the English scene.
A fair recognition which is accompanied one year later in 1986 by the release of their first album "Kiss the lips of life", album which in turn knows the favors of the public and which will produce no less than 4 new singles that are “Love is war”, “Ruby fruit jungle”, “Somebody” and “The end of the world”. With the key to several major successes.
Success that will not prevent the group from separating at the end of 1986, each sailing towards other skies and especially other musical projects.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
That’s what good friends are for 1982
Soul murder 1984
Wait for it 1984
It’s a man’s man’s man’s world 1985
Love is war 1986
Ruby fruit jungle 1986
The end of the world 1986
1982 ... we find somewhere the rather dark side of the Killing Joke through this first song, it's obvious. Hunt the natural, it inevitably comes back at a gallop ...
1983 ... it is clear that it is not with such a style that the group risks reaching the general public. Hence the fact that he can only be classified in the independent Charts ...
1985 ... as if by chance, it was the providential arrival of Stock Aitken & Waterman that would change everything. Everything has changed, the style as the sound and it pays. Here they simply get the biggest success of their - short - career and offer themselves a direct ticket to posterity. HU-GE !
1986 ... a Dance style much more suited to the expectations of the public. A necessary and above all beneficial adaptation which finally allows them to be able to compete with the Greats !
1986 ... a year 1986 which will indisputably remain as their best vintage with a plethora of titles and quality on every level. Frankly unfortunate that the adventure almost ends there ...
1986 ... an exit by the front door with this particularly successful revisited version of the flagship title of Skeeter Davis dating from 1962. An original group which will not have known - or been able - to shine with a thousand lights but which will still have produced titles that hold up well !
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