Takes a little time...

Not much news about Total Contrast other than the fact that it is an English duo that will stay mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the high caliber single "Takes a little time" released in 1985.

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

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Be with you tonight 1983

  • Next time I'll know better 1984

  • The apple of my eye 1984

  • Hit and run 1985

  • Takes a little time 1985

  • The river 1985

  • What you gonna do about it 1986

  • Jody 1987

  • Kiss 1987

  • Waiting in vain 1988

Clips :

1983 ... a first title to break in and make talk a little about yourself. It's always better than nothing as they say ...

1984 ... the basics are good, both in terms of style and sound. But it lacks the little extra that could make all the difference ...

1984 ... here they are in trio mode on a title full of finesse. A good job but still not enough to reach the big leagues unfortunately ...

1985 ... they finally found the little extra that was missing. And the result in the Charts is immediate with a first classified title. Like what, there was really not much missing ...

1985 ... the BIG year ! They get here quite simply the biggest success of all their discography and at the same time offer themselves a direct ticket for posterity. HU-GE !

1985 ... three titles classified for this single year 1985 ! This is called making the full box. Not sure that they can reproduce the feat but the essential is done as they say !

1986 ... the great adventure continued the following year with a new classified title. Admittedly, the level of success is decreasing but the qualitative level is still sufficient to stay in contact with the best ...

1987 ... the collapse in the Charts accelerates but that does not prevent them from still believing in it. Rightly or wrongly, that's another question ...

1987 ... for the year 1987, they will have been right to believe it because they obtain here a new classified title. Three years already at the top, this is what we could describe as a successful course to say the least !

1988 ... a revisited version for the less successful of the title of Bob Marley dating from 1977. Title which will unfortunately be their last major hit ...

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