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Riders in the night...

Freur is an English group formed in the early 80s by Karl Hyde, Rick Smith and Alfie Thomas.

Before Freur, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith had already collaborated in a group called "The Screen Gemz".

They will be mainly known for their sublime title "Doot-Doot" with a particularly nagging and captivating soundscape.

But other titles like "Matters of the heart" and "Riders in the night" are also worth a look.

Not very prolific, they will produce two albums in all and for everything. "Doot-Doot" released in 1983 and "Get us out of here" released in 1986.

To discover or to rediscover.

Because this group has as its trademark an extraordinary sound which would have frankly deserved better in terms of recognition in the musical history of the 1980s.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

• Doot doot 1983

• Matters of the heart 1983

• Runaway 1983

• Riders in the night 1984

• The devil and darkness 1984

• Look in the back for answers 1985

• The piano song 1986


Clips :

1983 ... the WONDER ! The group signs here a first title with incredible lyricism and which suspends time as if by magic ... Surely one of the most incredible pieces of the decade. MAS-TER-FUL !

1983 ... an excellent result which confirms all the talent of this group which would have deserved a recognition far superior to what it was

1983 ... a third quality title to end a year of great beauty, a year in which the group will have shown that they were surely not there by chance

1984 ... change of vintage and a sound still as innovative and extraordinary. Surely one of their best titles !

1984 ... the group will not have been able to impose itself on the international scene as it should have. And yet, there was everything you needed, but when it doesn't, it doesn't ....

1985 ... a year of transition that rhymes with a slight drop in inspiration. A drop in inspiration which will unfortunately precipitate the fall of the group ...

1986 ... a last piece to end the adventure of an extraordinary group which will have had the merit of surprising, as much by the quality of its compositions as by its unique style


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