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Never loved Elvis...




The Wonder Stuff is an English band formed in 1986 and originally made up of Miles Hunt, Malcolm Treece, Rob Jones and Martin Gilks.


Group which began its career by releasing a self-financed mini album “A wonderful day” the same year, a mini album which would go unnoticed to say the least…


They will have to wait two more years and sign with the Polydor Records label in 1988 to succeed in releasing a real first album called "The eight legged groove machine". Album which will not go unnoticed this time and which will produce no less than four classified titles, the main one being "Give give give me more more more".


Success confirmed and amplified the following year with the release in 1989 of the album "Hup", album which will produce their first real hit with the title "Dont let me down, gently".


They will have to wait two more years and the year 1991 to finally see their efforts rewarded at the height of their merits with the release of the album "Never loved Elvis". Album which will remain as the biggest success of all their discography albums and which will produce 2 top hits which are "The size of a cow" and "Caugh in my shadow".


New album "Construction for the modern idiot" in 1993, album with a little less success than its predecessor but success all the same. Notably thanks to the flagship single “On the ropes”.


Despite these repeated successes, the group will end up separating in 1994 to return in the middle of the 2000s. Other albums will therefore be released but will not experience the success met by those released at the end of the 80s, beginning of the 90s. …


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Wonderful day 1986

  • Unbearable 1987

  • Give give give me more more more 1988

  • A wish away 1988

  • It’s yer money I’m after baby 1988

  • Who wants to be the disco king ? 1989

  • Don’t let me down gently 1989

  • Golden green 1989

  • Radio ass kiss 1989

  • Circlesquare 1990

  • Oh dear, dear dierdre, Oh deary 1990

  • Cartoon boyfriend 1990

  • The size of a cow 1991

  • Caught in my shadow 1991

  • Sleep alone 1991

  • Dizzy 1991

  • Welcome to the cheap seats 1992

  • Will the circle be unbroken 1992

  • On the ropes 1993

  • Hot love now! 1993

  • Full of life (Happy now) 1993

  • Better get ready for a fist fight 2004

  • Was I meant to be sorry ? 2004

  • Tricks of the trade 2006

  • Last seconde of the minute 2006

  • Blah, blah, lah di dah 2006

  • Blacberry way 2012

  • Planet earth 2012

  • Steady as you go 2012

  • Oh no! 2013

  • Friendly company 2013

  • For the broken hearted 2016

  • Good deeds and highs 2016

  • The affirmation 2016

  • Don't anyone dare give a damn 2019

  • No thieves among us 2019

  • Feet to the flames 2019


 

Clips :


1986...at least confidential beginnings. On the other hand, we see from the start that this group has potential, it just remains to structure the whole...



1987...which is the case the following year. The group will get his first major success, certainly in the Independent Charts but all the same...



1988... the rise in power is evident from year to year and above all allows them to climb the ladder in an ideal way. With the reward of a success that now extends to the United States...



1988... each new title that comes out sees them nibbling places in the Charts. They are slowly but surely rising to the top of the rankings, which bodes well for the rest of the events...



1988...in just 3 years they will have established themselves as one of the big revelations of the moment. It now remains to confirm all the good that we can think of them...



1989...a decade of the 80s which ended in the best of ways with a group in full possession of its means now. We therefore imagine that at some point they will succeed in winning the jackpot...



1989...their first big planetary success. Their efforts have paid off in the end and we suspect that they certainly do not intend to stop in such a good way...



1989...every title that comes out is classified, which further underlines the performance. We won't talk about mega hits every time, of course, but all the same...



1989...a title with necessarily limited success since it will only be released in the United States. Afterwards, more than one group would be largely satisfied with only succeeding there...



1990...a new decade that starts calmly with a mono-title year 1990 on the release side of Singles. But given what is on the horizon for the year to follow, there is nothing to fear about them...



1990 ... they will still produce other titles during this year 1990 but these will not be released officially. It would have been a shame to hide them anyway...



1990...a year 1990 preparatory to a year 1991 which will remain as their reference vintage. We suspected that at some point the big take-off was going to happen...



1991...the year of consecration, the real one. Starting with this title which extends their fame a little more on a planetary level...



1991... all the titles that will be released during this year 1991 will know a most favorable fate. Years ago like this...



1991... except this one which will experience a very limited level of success. Don't worry because the best comes right behind !



1991...it's with THIS title that the group finished definitively writing its name in the musical Pantheon of the 80s. A just reward for all the efforts made. HU-GE !



1992...a year 1992 a notch below compared to 1991 but the dynamic of success remains constant all the same. The essential is therefore preserved...



1992...to use here a title of English folklore dating from 1907 is an extremely daring bet to say the least. It's nice but it won't end up No.1 in the Charts, that's for sure...



1993...the sequel will unfortunately be a little more complicated to manage than expected. And this despite the fact that the group continues to deliver titles of more than certain interest...



1993... the albums will more or less continue to be ranked but it is above all on the Singles side that the fall in the Charts will be violent for the month. Hard law of the trade...



1993...it's hard to understand why the group lost so much ground compared to the competition and above all so quickly. But that's the reality anyway...



2004...we will lose sight of them for almost 11 years and here they are back in this new decade 2000 in a form that we will qualify as certain. Enough to get back in the race anyway...



2004...we're not talking about a return to the top of the pack, far from it, but the group will still manage to classify at least one title during this year 2004. That's already it...



2006... the relapse behind will be severe to say the least with a new drop in the Charts. Times are getting harder and harder for the group, it is clear...



2006... which will not prevent them from continuing the adventure, far from it. Even if the best years are now behind them, they believe that everything is still possible...



2006...and in principle they are totally right. We know that in music a miracle is always possible even if it seems unlikely...



2012...then nothing interesting for almost 6 years. Here they are back in this new decade 2010 in luxury cover mode since they revisit here the title of Move dating from 1968. A revisited version which will not succeed them more than that...



2012...they continue to believe in it as if nothing had happened. As long as they take pleasure in doing what they do, there is no reason for them to throw in the towel, it is clear...



2012...especially since they are far from being ridiculous and the quality level remains sufficient for us to be interested in them for a minimum...



2013...and it could be that history proves them right because more and more bands from the 80s are trying to come back during this decade. They are no longer alone, that's for sure...



2013...they will go all the way whether there is success or not. Their will to believe in it always and again incontestably commands respect...



2016...especially since they can always tell themselves that at least they are still there, which is not the case for a bunch of groups that started at the same time as them...



2016... what's a shame is that they don't try much to stick to the latest musical trends of the moment. What marginalizes them de facto...



2016...yet they would have really missed a few things for them to be able to make talking a little more about them. After all, everything is still possible...



2019... they've been around for more than 30 years, which is not nothing, that's clear. A longevity that they owe to one thing only, their talent !



2019...and we can easily imagine that this decade will surely not be the last. They will inevitably return the following decade, remains to be seen in what state of mind …



2019...a 4th decade of career which ends here but which absolutely does not mark the end of everything. At least we imagine...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonder_Stuff

Official Website :

https://thewonderstuff.co.uk/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWonderStuffUK/featured

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWonderStuffUK/featured


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