The Church is an Australian group formed in Sydney in 1980 by singer and bass player Steve Kilbey as well as guitarists Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper.
The first album "Of skins and heart" was released in 1980 from which the single "She never said" will be extracted. Single with meager esteem success.
It was not until the release of the second single "Unguarded moment" in 1981, followed shortly by the single "Tear it alla way", that things accelerated and the group finally achieved its first successes.
In 1982 the album "The blurred crusade" was released, from which "Almost with you" was released. New successes. This will not be the case with the album "Séance", released in 1983, which will prove to be a commercial failure.
It will take two years and the year 1985 to see the release of a new title with the single "Already yesterday". Single again with modest success.
The album "Heyday" which comes out in the wake does not do much better.
In 1988, things changed with the release of two excellent singles, "Reptile" and "Under the milky way", singles from the album "Starfish". The titles are a hit, as well as the album.
The album "Gold afternoon fix" was released in 1990 and contains only one hit, namely "Metropolis".
In 1992, it was the album "Priest = Aura" which came out, an album of certain quality but which had only relatively success. This will also be the case for those who come behind.
Excellent group, much less known than Midnight Oil or INXS, The Church really deserves a visit, as much by the musical quality of the titles as by the atypical style of its members.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• She never said 1980
• The unguarded moment 1981
• Tear it all away 1981
• Almost with you 1982
• It’s no reason 1983
• Already yesterday 1985
• Under the milky way 1988
• Reptile 1988
• Metropolis 1990
• Ripple 1992
• Feel 1992
• Two places at once 1994
• Comedown 1996
1980 ... beginnings that will go somewhat unnoticed. The basics are there but there is still work, it's clear ...
1981 ... the work begins to bear fruit. Second title and already first hit. Admittedly, success will be limited to the southern sphere, but it's always better than nothing ...
1981 ... a continuation which shows the enormous potential of the group. A group that will quickly prove to be one of the best of its generation !
1982 ... the ramp-up is done slowly but surely. New year and new success. But the group still can't get to the next level ...
1983 ... on the sweet side, they can do too ! Admittedly, it's not really their cup of tea at the beginning but it works rather well
1985 ... a year 1985 where we will have to be content with a single title. Rarity but quality, that's all that matters !
1988 ... the title of the consecration, the real one. They sign here the biggest success of all their discography and especially finally obtain the first planetary top hit after which they have been running for years. Unquestionably one of their best titles. MAS-TER-FUL !
1988 ... the Golden Year with two of their biggest hits including this one. A title that makes them definitely enter the musical legend of the 80s !
1990 ... 10 years have almost passed since their official beginnings and the quality is always in order. But it will be the last notorious hit ...
1992 ... a change of decade passed without a hitch, certainly. Unfortunately, the decline is underway ...
1992 ... which does not prevent them from continuing to deliver, from time to time, particularly successful songs !
1994 ... we find them again in intimate mode. On average, it is 1 time per decade. We imagine that this one will necessarily be the last ...
1996 ... after 15 years of good and loyal service, the group is slowly but surely bowing out. But the adventure was beautiful and that's the main thing !
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