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Sticks and stones...

Silent Running is a Northern Irish group that was founded in 1982 and consists of Richard Collett, Peter Gamble, Tony Scott and Ian Gault. Group originally named The Setz before taking the final name Silent Running.

A first single "When the 12th of never comes" was released the following year in 1983. A first single noticed and which gave them above all a first classified title.

The year 1984 saw the release of their first album "Shades of liberty", album unanimously acclaimed by the critics and which would produce the flagship single "Young hearts". Which would be followed a year later in 1985 by another flagship single with the title "No faith is blind".

Unfortunately, the repeated label changes will gradually destabilize the group which, despite releasing a third album "Deep" in 1989, will never again find the level of success reached at the beginning of the 1980s.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • When the 12th of never comes 1983

  • Emotional warfare 1984

  • Young hearts 1984

  • Sticks and stones 1984

  • No faith is blind 1985

  • Sanctuary 1987

  • Heartland 1988


Clips :

1983 ... a particularly successful first track which shows from the outset that this group is not there to do only some figuration. Bodes well for the rest of the events !

1984 ... a BIG year 1984 which begins with this title. Not necessarily their most famous but they confirm with this new title that they have talent, it's clear

1984 ... undoubtedly one of their most iconic titles. Top trendy sound, inspired melody, style that goes well, in short, all good little guys. HU-GE !

1984 ... 1984 was their best vintage, that's obvious. Barely 2 years of existence and an already impressive maturity. Hope it lasts ...

1985 ... unfortunately it won't last. As the year 1984 was rich in titles, the year 1985 will be very small. Only one title on the clock, fortunately of quality. Race results : new hit !

1987 ... slight air gap of 2 years and return to average form in this year 1987. Another single title year and this time in relative quality. The beginning of the end...

1988 ... the end of the adventure already. A shooting star group with obvious potential but which will not have found its place in the big leagues. Pity !


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