The Cult is an English group formed in 1983 and originally composed of Ian Astbury, Buzz Burrows, Barry Jepson and Aki Nawaz Qureshi. Group which will play at its beginning under the name Death Cult, in truth an offshoot of the group Southern Death Cult, group of origin of Astbury. ...
It was a year later in 1984 that the group released his first album "Dreamtime", an album that would be a great esteem success and offer the group his first ranked title with the single "Spiritwalker".
This success is confirmed and especially amplified the following year in 1985 when the album "Love" was released. Album that will be a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide and produce their first global hit with the single "She sells sanctuary".
The rise in power is evident album after album and the album "Electric" which was released two years later in 1987 will therefore be even stronger than its predecessor. An album which will produce on its own 3 new top hits which are "Love removal machine", "Lil‘ devil "and" Wild flower ".
The consecration, the real one, came in 1989 with the release of the album "Sonic temple", an album which remains to this day the biggest success of all the group's discography on the album side. Album which will also produce their biggest single success with the enormous "Fire woman". Followed by little to another very high caliber single called "Edie (Ciao baby)".
A great adventure which continued the following decade with the release of the album "Ceremony" in 1991. Album less successful than its predecessor but notorious success all the same. Album carried at arm's length by the flagship single "Wild hearted son".
Then it will be the turn of the album "The cult" in 1994 to make talk about it with a level of success largely sufficient to keep the group in contact with the best. Album which will unfortunately be the last major album of the group and which will struggle to produce any single of global class. Apart from the title “Coming down (Drug tongue)” which will be the only one to do pretty well.
Other albums were released during the 2000s, but the group would never regain the level of success reached in the late 1980s ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Moya (Southern Death Cult) 1982
Gods zoo (Death Cult) 1983
Go west (Crazy spinning circles) 1984
Ressurection Joe 1984
She sells sanctuary 1985
Love removal machine 1987
Lil' devil 1987
Wild flower 1987
Fire woman 1989
Edie (Ciao baby) 1989
Sun king 1989
Sweet soul sister 1990
Wild hearted son 1991
Heart of soul 1992
The witch 1992
Coming down (Drug tongue) 1994
Painted on my heart 2000
1982 ... trendy beginnings with a sound and a style that are in keeping with the times. Be careful though to a dark side that could somewhat marginalize in the long term ...
1983 ... little change from the previous year. We will therefore have to wait a little longer to see the group produce THE title of the big takeoff ...
1984 ... not sure that overspeed is the best solution to reach the top of the Charts. This does not prevent the group from obtaining its first ranked title. It's a start as they say ...
1984 ... it started out pretty well on the tempo side but it didn't last long. It is clear that the year 1984 will be more a year of trial and error than anything else ...
1984 ... three titles released in this year 1984 and three classified titles. Certainly only across the Channel but it's always better than nothing ...
1985 ... then THIS title comes ! This time, the group has finally found the right recipe and the result in the Charts will exceed their expectations with an international notoriety which will literally explode. HU-GE !
1985 ... the result will be a little less favorable unfortunately. We thought that the group had left to smash everything but it is clear that there is still a little work to be done to stabilize within the Elite ...
1985 ... a title with relative success and which nevertheless shows a face of the group very different from what he had displayed until then. Too bad this title has passed 'through' as they say ...
1987 ... after an empty year 1986, here is the group of return in this year 1987 in a form which one will qualify as certain, so certain that they obtain here a new top hit. It was worth the wait !
1987 ... the year of the big takeoff. Until then the group had been content to play the supporting roles of luxury. This time, welcome to the big leagues !
1987 ... the hits are now linked with disconcerting ease. The group is now in control of its destiny and certainly does not intend to stop there !
1989 ... another empty year in 1988. And once again, this year of abstinence will bring them luck. So much so that they will land here the biggest success of their entire career. MAS-TER-FUL !
1989 ... the end of the 80's which will definitively consecrate them as one of the major groups of this decade. All good little guys !
1989 ... even if their musical style will never have been accessible to ordinary people, they will still have been able to find their audience and retain a certain audience. All tastes are in nature !
1990 ... the beginning of the 90's which starts again almost on the same bases as the end of the 80's. The group continues to fly on its little cloud ...
1991 ... 1991 will be a single-title year but in their case, scarcity does not mean lack of quality. The proof with this title which allows them to maintain themselves at the highest level with disconcerting ease ...
1992 ... unfortunately, when you reach the top of the mountain, you have to come back down at one point or another. This is what the group will learn at its expense from this title ...
1992 ... the level of success is now in free fall. The group can not reinvent himself and the early fans are seriously starting to desert the ranks ...
1994 ... after a year 1993 when not much really new will happen, the group manages to bounce back as if by miracle in this year 1994. A burst of pride which will unfortunately be the last ...
1994 ... the last year at the highest level. The group will still have remained more than 10 years among the Elite and just for that, they largely deserve our full consideration !
2000 ... we thought they were definitely lost and here they are again as if by magic at the very beginning of the 2000s. A desire to continue to exist which commands respect !
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