Ode to Billy Joe...
Torch Song is an English group formed in the early 80s and composed of Willima Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert.
We know very little about them except that they will have produced 3 albums on the 80s part of "Wish Thing" in 1984, "Ecstasy" in 1986 and "Exhibit A" in 1987.
From these albums will be extracted a few well-made singles, including the extremely excellent "Torch song".
Just for that we had to devote an article to them.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Prepare to energize 1983
Don’t look now 1984
Tattered dress 1985
Ode to Billy Joe 1985
White night 1986
Can’t find my way home 1986
Shine on me 1995
1983 ... the trend is given at the outset. It will be 1000% electronic music. And good !
1984 ... THE title that will reveal them. An obvious quality for a title that would have deserved a much higher recognition than it was
1985 ... a very special sound but so typical of the 80s. It is this kind of sound that makes all the difference between the 70s and the 80s
1985 ... very astonishing this luxury cover of Bobbie Gentry's flagship title dating from 1967. A Dance version that rocks, to say the least ...
1986 ... a subtle mix between electronic base and rock sound. A title that will not remain as their best but the result is clash, it's clear
1986 ... back to basics. We already feel them more at ease but the inspiration is somewhat failing. Hence a fairly mixed result...
1995 ... after 6 years of wanted or forced break, here they are again with a title that we will call ... experimental. It's the least we can say. Not sure it was really worth coming back for that ...