• Nostra Dam

Someone to talk to...




Not much info about The Opposition other than the fact that it's an English group formed in 1979 in London and originally composed of Ralph Hall, Marcus Bell and Mark Long


A group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the high-caliber single "Someone to talk to" released in 1985.


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


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Very little glory 1980

  • Moving target 1981

  • Black and white 1981

  • Lifes blood 1982

  • My room is white 1983

  • Innocent 1984

  • Alternatives 1984

  • Stranded 1984

  • Factory gate 1984

  • I dream in colour 1984

  • Someone to talk to 1985

  • Five minutes 1985

  • Fool for you 1985

  • Calling home 1990

  • Crawl to me 1990

  • Burning the iceberg 1993

  • Drowning by numbers 1993

  • Out there 2003



Clips :


1980 ... the first steps. The style, the sound, everything is trendy and ideally positions the group for the rest of the events ...



1981 ... it is clear that there is still a little work to be done to hope to integrate the big leagues. Let 's give them time as they say ...



1981 ... anyway, the potential of the group is obvious and just waiting to be expressed. It remains to find THE title that will make the difference ...



1982 ... the DarkWave side unfortunately marginalizes them somewhat. It is clear that in the current state, they are unlikely to affect the general public ...



1983 ... it won't be for this year yet. The sound changes very little and does not allow to consider a radical change of sound quickly ...



1984 ... we therefore continue on the same bases. We will largely be satisfied with it but they really do not lack much to cross the 'General Public' level that they are definitely unable to pass ...



1984 ... the adventure continues as it is, all in a rather dark atmosphere reserved for an informed public. Not to be put between everyone's ears ...



1984 ... a year 1984 when one should not wait for big changes, it is clear. We will have to be a little more patient ...



1984 ... a band that had everything he took to do great things. Unfortunately, for the moment, we are rather stuck ...



1984 ... which will surely remain as one of their most successful titles. Admittedly, it does not really differ from the previous ones but the inspiration is real and very effectively counterbalances the darkness of their style ...



1985 ... but that's without counting on THIS title ! The group signs here surely the biggest success of its discography, a title which works perfectly and which gives a face of them much more open. HU-GE !



1985 ... the group finally reaches full maturity. Even if it is clear that they will never reach the heights of the Charts, what they offer is of certain quality. We will therefore be largely satisfied with it !



1985 ... further proof of their excellent inspiration of the moment. The group finally knew how to take the right temperature of the moment and it shows. Above all, we hear it !



1990 ... the metamorphosis. Five years have passed with the previous title and the band does not look at all like what he was 5 years ago. So, a salutary metamorphosis or a sword strike in the water. Hum hum...



1990 ... what is certain and above all new is this 'peaceful' side of the group that we had not really seen until then. There are only fools who do not change their minds as they say ...



1993 ... the metamorphosis is such that we no longer recognize anything in this new version band. Besides, we really wonder if they are the same ...



1993 ... we can't blame them for having evolved, that's for sure. But suddenly, part of their originality is gone and it will never come back unfortunately ...



2003 ... they will try to come back during the 2000s. Despite an obvious title quality, that will not change the situation. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Opposition_(band)

Official Website :

https://opposition.band/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/807054