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Letters to a friend...




Very little interesting information about I Start Counting except the fact that it is an English group originally composed of David Baker and Simon Leonard.


Group which will remain mainly in the musical history of this end of the 20th century for the high-caliber single "Still smiling" which will be released in 1985.


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


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Still smiling 1985

  • Catch that look 1986

  • You and I 1986

  • Keep the sun away 1986

  • My translucent hands 1987

  • Lose him 1988

  • Ra ! Ra ! Rawhide 1988

  • Million headed monster 1989

  • Modern sunbathing 1989

  • Birmingham 1989

  • Listen 1989

  • Adman's dreams 1989


 

Clips :


1985...from the first title the sound is trendy, which positions them ideally for the rest of the events. It remains to be seen if they will be able to raise their level a little more...



1986...a sequel full of finesse and lightness, to say the least surprising given how this adventure had started. A most interesting versatility of style...



1986...we still feel that the group is looking for himself and that he is exploring several potential musical avenues. Be careful not to get lost on the way...



1986... it is clear that it is not with this kind of title that they risk capturing the general public. They will therefore have to refocus somewhat, otherwise the exit from the road will be faster than expected...



1987...no noticeable improvement in sight for the moment. The group continues to evolve in musical spheres that are far, very far from the musical expectations of the greatest number...



1988...this title would already be a little more suited to the requirements of the general public. Like what, when they want, they can as they say...



1988...and here they go again in their counterproductive delusions. Having fun starts from a good feeling but it is necessary all the same that at some point the public finds himself there...



1989...a group which had the potential to do great things but which will have taken musical paths that are tortuous to say the least. Really unfortunate...



1989...we won't remake them again as they say. From start to finish they will have kept the same guideline even if this will necessarily have marginalized them in the long term...



1989...they will not have done anything like the others and will have followed their own path without necessarily taking into account external warnings. A somewhat risky strategy...



1989... the adventure will not go beyond the 80s but it will have at least enabled them to produce several high-caliber singles. It's already that...



1989...one last title to end the adventure of a group that couldn't find the little extra that could have propelled them to the top. Too bad because there was plenty to do...


 

Wiki :

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

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdg13GMNDqrH28lqBST7-TA/featured


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