Bronski Beat is an English group formed in 1983 in Brixton and composed of Jimmy Sommerville, Steve Bronski and Larry Stein bachek. All 3 openly gay and proud of being.
It was a year later in 1984 that the fate of the group would change when the intergalactic hit "Smalltown boy" came out, a flagship title which would make a real worldwide hit and which tells the story of a homosexual boy who decides to flee his town and his family.
They repeat the same year with the title “Why ?“, title openly oriented on anti-gay prejudices, and which in turn is a hit. Shortly followed by their first album "The age of consent" which is also popular with the public.
1984 was a particularly prolific year, with a third flagship single called "It ain’t necessarily so" released, with a much more jazzy-oriented sound that would also experience its heyday.
In 1985 the group joined forces with Marc Almond of Soft Cells to produce the enormous "I feel love", a cover of Donna Summer’s legendary track. Title which offers a new top hit to the group.
The same year the group recorded the track “Run from love”, which produced strong personal and political tensions between the different members of the group, to the point that Sommerville decided to leave the group shortly after.
A departure quickly compensated by the arrival of John Foster, arrival which allows the group to realize the single "Hit that perfect beat". New title and new success. Single followed by a few "C’mon C’mon" who will also have a nice run in the Charts. Both extracts from the album "Truthdare doubledare" which was released a year later in 1986.
But these two titles will indeed be the last notorious successes of the group.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Smalltown boy 1984
It ain’t necessarily so 1984
I feel love 1985
Hit that perfect beat 1985
C’Mon! C’Mon! 1986
I'm gonna run away from you 1990
I luv the nighlife 1995
1984 ... this title was enough to make them fit One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. The group signed a first huge title which will undoubtedly remain as one of the most hallucinating titles of the decade. MAS-TER-FUL !
1984 ... a decidedly exceptional year 1984 with a second mega hit in the wake. The track sets fire to all the Dancefloor on the planet and establishes the group as one of the biggest phenomena of the moment
1984 ... after the mega hits Dance, the time has come for the Intimist break which shows all their versatility. A magnificent title to end this year 1984 in style
1985 ... when 2 phenomena of the moment meet for the duration of a song, the result is necessarily up to the task. Especially when they cover one of Donna Summer's biggest hits from 1977
1985 ... new mega hit but without Jimmy Sommerville. The group lost part of its soul and especially of what made all its difference ...
1986 ... a delirium in Afro-Caribbean mode, they will have made us all the buggers. A title which already sounds like the last notorious hit of the group. A shooting star group that will have crossed the 80s at the speed of light ...
1990 ... the group will pass anyway to the following decade. But it is far from the time when he familiarized with the top of the Charts with disconcerting ease ...
1995 ... in EuroDance mode to finish. Unfortunately, that will not change the situation and this year 1995 will indeed be the last for the group ...
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