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Passing strangers...

Not much info about IQ other than the fact that it's an English band formed in 1981 and originally composed of Mike Holes and Martin Orford (following the disbandment of their former band The Lens). Who will be joined quickly by Peter Nicholls, Paul Cook and Tim Esau.

A group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the high-caliber single "Passing strangers" released in 1987.

As such alone, we had to devote this article to them.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Awake and nervous 1983

  • Barbell is in 1984

  • Corners 1985

  • Nomzamo 1986

  • Passing strangers 1987

  • Promises (As the years go by) 1987

  • No love lost 1987

  • Still life 1987

  • Drive on 1989

  • Sold on you 1989


Clips :

1983 ... nice beginnings but it is clear that there is still a little work left for the group to integrate the big leagues ...

1984 ... the tone is refined, as is the style. There is better, it's clear but the account is not there yet, it is clear ...

1985 ... a title full of finesse which shows that the group is clearly winning in terms of quality. Rather a good omen for the rest of the events ...

1986 ... unfortunately, it will not be with this title that the group will finally take off. We will therefore have to be a little more patient ...

1987 ... then THIS title comes ! The group finally delivers a title worthy of the greatest. Certainly, it will not finish at the top of the Charts but at least allows the group to achieve a semblance of consecration. HU-GE !

1987 ... a year 1987 which saw them at the top of their form. Each title that comes out is inspired and shows that this group really has all the qualities required to be among the best ...

1987 ... the great adventure continues with this title. 1987 was a plethora of titles with quality on every level. What more !

1987 ... it is clear that the group reached the culmination of its career in this year 1987. We therefore imagine that it will be difficult for them to match the performance of this exceptional year and that the rest is likely to be a little more pale ...

1989 ... we find them however two years later in a certain form but which will not be enough to keep them in the leading pack. The beginning of the end unfortunately ...

1989 ... the level of inspiration is not really enough any more to hope to fight a little bit with the best. It is difficult in these conditions to hope for any turnaround in the situation. That will not happen of course ...


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