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Remembrance day...




B-Movie is an English group formed in 1980 in Mansfield and originally composed of Steve Hovington, Paul Statham, Rick Holliday and Graham Boffey.


Group that released two first opuses "Take three" and "Nowhere girl" the same year, which would go unnoticed to say the least, for lack of being produced by a label worthy of the name...


They will have to wait for the year 1981 and the release of the single "Remembrance day" to finally see their efforts rewarded and obtain a first classified title.


New success the following year in 1982 with the release of "Nowhere girl", which will allow the title to experience a much more favorable fate than the first time.


Their first album "Forever running" was not released until 1985, an album with average success which saved the furniture just in time thanks to the single "A letter from afar".


A poor performance that will seal the fate of the group, which will end up separating in stride.


It will be reborn from its ashes from the 2010s but will not be able to find the equivalent level of success encountered during the 80s...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Nowhere girl 1980

  • Remembrance day 1981

  • Marilyn dreams 1982

  • A letter from afar 1985

  • Switch On – Switch Off 1985

  • Forever running 1985

  • Just an echo 1985

  • My ship of dreams 1985

  • Polar opposites 1989

  • Other people's lives 2013

  • Perfect storm 2013

  • My old friend loneliness 2013

  • Echoes 2013

  • Another false down 2016

  • Come closer to me 2016

  • Ghost land 2016

  • Seventeen seconds 2017

  • Repetition 2018

  • Stalingrad 2018

  • Promenade 2020

  • Brighton beach 2020


 

Clips :


1980 ... a first title that will go unnoticed to say the least, at least during its first release. Because its release two years later in 1982 will know a much more favorable fate !



1981...despite a certain potential, the group will have difficulty imposing himself at the highest level. And this from the beginning of his career until the end, unfortunately...



1982 ... even if he will only play supporting roles, the group will still offer titles of certain quality. It's already that...



1985...which will surely remain as their most successful title even if it will not remain as their best ranked of all. In any case, excellent work on this one !



1985...a mid-1980s that sees the group at its best and it shows, especially it can be heard. Too bad he didn't manage to impose himself at the highest level more than that...



1985...another excellent title which would have deserved much greater recognition than it was. A group that will have missed out somewhat on its history...



1985...especially since they manage to alternate fast pieces and softer pieces with a certain ease. Alternation that should have allowed them to be among the best normally...



1985...a first part of their career which will more or less come to an end in the middle of the 80s. The group will have tried to break through to the highest level but unfortunately without really succeeding...



1989 ... this title will be released at the end of the 80s but will not change much in the situation. The adventure of the group in its first version is well and truly over...



2013...and here they are back 24 years later, who would have thought that possible ? Now it remains to know the exact reasons for their return and especially their motivations to come back like this...



2013... what is certain is that the group has not lost talent. And he would even have succeeded at first sight in mixing old and new influences, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary...



2013...there is quantity and quality, what more could you ask for. Too bad they came back so late because everything would have been possible then...



2013...we're not going to lie to each other, the best years are far, far behind, but what he offers today is far from devoid of interest. Anyway, we'll be happy with that...



2016...especially since they are motivated like never before. We find them 3 years later, determined to continue the adventure as long as it takes...



2016...it will delight grassroots fans no matter what to see the band back to their best. Afterwards, not sure that this is enough to bring them back into the race...



2016...an adventure that will have really split into 2 with a first part during the 80s and a second during this decade 2010. To say the least atypical...



2017... the height of the paradox, they will have produced more albums during the second part of their career than during the first. Who could have imagined such a scenario, not many people that's for sure...



2018...they will have released albums but also mini-albums, a profusion of titles that are surprising to say the least. Like what they really missed their history, especially during the 80s...



2018 ... once again we see this phenomenon of return after several decades of old groups of the 80s at a level at which we did not expect them. And who would really complain...



2020...they will even attempt the transition to the next decade. A desire to believe in it always and again which undoubtedly commands respect and necessarily augurs well for the rest of the events...



2020... so we imagine that this title will surely not be the last. Because we know that with them now everything is still possible...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-Movie_(band)

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/251525

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLT8h3THITcgXmg_V81pwnw/featured


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