Nova heart...




Spoons is a Canadian band formed in 1979 in Burlington and originally composed of Gordon Deppe, Sandy Horne, Brett Wickens and Peter Shepherd.


Group whose name would come simply from a meal between the members, members who then ate soup and whose group name 'Spoons' would then have become obvious ...


They released their first single "After the institution" in 1980 with the Mannequin Records label, a single that unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed ...


A year later, in 1981, their first album "Stick figure neighborhood" was released. Album which will meet with a great success in particular in the academic world with titles like "Conventional beliefs" and "Red light".


But it was especially the following year, in 1982, that things really picked up speed with the release of what will remain as the band's biggest hit album, "Arias & Symphonies". The album will bring them spectacularly to the fore with three big-caliber singles "Arias & Symphonies", "Smiling in Winter" but also, and above all, "Nova heart".


A gain in popularity that allows them to attract big names in the industry such as Nile Rodgers, who will produce their new album "Talkback" in 1983. An album which, despite the international stature of its producer, will not go beyond Canadian borders to the dismay of the group and thus considerably limiting its impact ...


It is the soundtrack of the film 'Listen to the city' which will put them back afloat in 1984 thanks to 2 tracks which are "Tell no lies" and "Romantic traffic".


Change of sound at the end of 1985 with the signing with the Anthem Records label, a much more rock oriented label. Label with which they released their new album "Bridges over borders" in 1986, album which will totally disorient the grassroots fans and which will prove to be a real commercial failure.


Business picked up for a while, just 2 years later, with the release of the album "Vertigo tango". Album which sees them return to their fundamentals and which will produce two new notorious hits namely "When time turns around" and "Waterline".


Hits which will unfortunately be the last because anything that comes out afterwards will only have a very limited level of success ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • After the institution 1980

  • Conventional beliefs 1981

  • Red light 1981

  • Nova heart 1982

  • Arias & symphonies 1982

  • Smiling in winter 1982

  • Old emotions 1983

  • Talk back 1984

  • Tell no lies 1984

  • Romantic traffic 1984

  • Bridges over borders 1986

  • Be alone tonight 1986

  • Rodeo 1987

  • When time turns around 1988

  • Waterline 1989

  • Sonner or later 1989

  • Imperfekt 2010

  • You light up 2011

  • Beautiful trap 2017

  • All the wrong things (In the right places) 2019



Clips :


1980 ... beginnings to say the least confidential. The sound as the style are trends but it is still quite messy. Copy to review unfortunately ...



1981 ... there is better, it is clear. But this is still not enough to allow the group to go from shadow to light ...



1981 ... we will speak above all about the year of breaking in to qualify this year 1981. The group is obviously looking for himself and will have to find himself quickly if he wants to avoid leaving the road prematurely ...



1982 ... and that, to find himself, he will find himself, it was enough just to give him a little time ! Starting with this title which will undoubtedly remain as one of its most emblematic. Successful takeoff !



1982 ... the only problem is that there is success, of course, especially with this title which will remain as the best ranked of all. But this success will be limited exclusively to Canada and unfortunately until the end. Frankly shame ...



1982 ... three titles released in this year 1982 and three titles classified. The group will have taken a long time to take off but now that it's done, it's going slowly but surely ...



1983 ... what is rather incredible with the Canadian groups of the 80s is that most of them will have remained in the shadow of their American counterparts, to say the least. While most were frankly talented. Of which this group ...



1984 ... all the titles released will not be classified and some will pass 'through'. Including this one and more to come. You can't be efficient all the time, that's also the hard law of the profession ...



1984 ... business resumes with this title so no worries about what will happen next. There are still good years ahead of them, at least we hope so ...



1984 ... in just 3 years the group will have proven that he has quite the level to be among the best. At least in Canada ...



1986 ... everything was going pretty well until the mid-1980s. 1985 was empty and back in 1986 in a form that we would qualify as relative. Insufficient in any case to classify any title during that year ...



1986 ... even their versatility of styles is not going to allow them to turn the tide, at least for now. When it doesn't want, it doesn't ...



1987 ... no noticeable improvement in 1987 at the level of success in the Charts. Not to mention that this year will be single-title. Really, times are hard ...



1988 ... a new single-title year, but this one will succeed in being classified at the last minute. This allows the group to continue to believe in it a minimum and to tell themselves that it may still be worthwhile to continue the adventure a little longer ...



1989 ... a decade which ended with a success, admittedly limited, but success nonetheless. Not sure that the rest will be so favorable to them ...



1989 ... an end of the decade which ends with this title and which will see the group go out through the back door. We would have liked a more glorious end but fate will have decided otherwise ...



2010 ... while we thought the case folded and the group lost body and soul, here he is reborn from its ashes in a totally unexpected way at the beginning of the 2010 decade. Who knew it...?



2011 ... especially since he is far from being ridiculous in what he now offers. Despite an obvious goodwill and a desire to do well, unfortunately he will not be able to come back to the race ...



2017 ... the production of titles will be minimalist during this decade but the quality is there, for sure. After that, it will not change much to the fate of the group ...



2019 ... that doesn't stop them from continuing to believe in it. After what they run now, good question. It remains to be seen if they will also be motivated to return during the next decade ...



Wiki :

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

Greatest Hits :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-best/520550146

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRWHYMHxoPtE39iznoMxcg/featured



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