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          Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor,
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Officially, it has been more than 25 years since Simple Minds exploded out of the great seismic shift of music's tectonic plates that was Punk Rock. But the band's roots can be traced to a meeting between eight year olds Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill in a sandpit in Glasgow's Toryglen housing scheme - such is the importance of the chemistry between one of the greatest frontman/lead guitarist partnerships since Jagger/Richard. Kerr's evangelical baritone is the perfect foil to Burchill's spine-tingling celestial guitar.

  Simple Minds - booking information  What is certain is that the story of Simple Minds is a latter day version of the Beat Generation classic "On the Road." The band that was to take up permanent residency at the top of the album charts for a decade was created on the steps of Milan Cathedral after the teenage Kerr and Burchill embarked on an impromptu hitchhiking tour round Europe, thus setting the template for a lifetime of touring.

  Simple Minds - booking information  For Simple Minds, in music as in life, the journey, not the destination, is what is important. Characterized by a restless energy, the band is an allegory of perpetual motion, its manifesto defined in its seminal classic "I Travel." Musically, physically and spiritually Simple Minds are on a quest in which the odyssey is it own reward. The panoramic soundscapes of the Minds' albums perfectly convey the sense of endless possibility and shifting frontiers in the world according to Jim Kerr.

While contemporaries of the Simple Minds from the 1970s and 1980s have joined the cabaret nostalgia circuit, the Minds continue to stretch themselves. This Stakhanovite pursuit of new directions has seen Simple Minds enjoy as many incarnations as Doctor Who or James Bond. From the early influences of Lou Reed, Roxy Music and David Bowie, the Minds went on to embrace German synthesizer bands like Can, Neu and Kraftwerk. Never ones to court commerciality above integrity, they released the avant-garde, industrial-influenced "Reel to Reel Cacophony" as their difficult second album earning plaudits from Peter Gabriel.

Since then they have metamorphosed several times from the electropop and Eurobeat of "Sons & Fascination / Sister Feelings Call," through the bombastic stadium rock of the mid-1980s and early 1990s to the glorious album "Cry" which continues the experimental, eclectic nature of the band's music, featuring collaborations with Naples-based remix collective Planet Funk.

Even as the band struggled as prophets without recognition in their own land, the invigorating funk of early singles "The American and Love Song," was establishing a beach-head in Top 10s across the world. Breakthrough on the home front came in 1982 as the shimmering, ethereal beauty of "New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)" captivated critics and the public alike. It became an instant new wave classic, described accurately by Paul Morley of NME as majestic and triumphant.

Its successor "Sparkle in the Rain," with its anthemic single "Waterfront," ushered in a harder-edged more rock oriented Simple Minds and the album went straight to the top of the UK charts, an elevated vantage point which was to become a second home to the band over the coming years. The sound was intensified and the feat repeated with 1985's "Once Upon A Time."

Although they topped the US singles charts that year with "Don't You Forget About Me," it was to be another four years before the Simple Minds scored a UK number one with "The Ballad of the Streets EP." With its leading track "Belfast Child," a moving tour-de-force about the troubles in Northern Ireland, the Minds were displaying their increasing political conscience, first intimated when they dedicated their 1985 tour and proceeds from the "Ghostdancing" single to Amnesty International. With "Mandela Day" and "Biko" comprising the other tracks on the EP, the Minds were becoming recognized as a band that was as passionate about human rights as about music.

The subsequent album, "Streetfighting Years," also went straight to number one. Appropriately 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down, was a year of catharsis for this most European of bands. The departure of key-boards player Mick McNeil and the split from long-term manager Bruce Findlay saw the band enter a new era of their own characterized by frenetic touring and continued musical experimentation. In a sense, the band was returning to its pre-stadium roots and continually pushing musical frontiers on albums such as "Good News From the Next World" and "Neapolis."

The Simple Minds have succeeded in becoming that greatest of paradoxes - a cult band with a global following, internationally famous and yet intimate. Legions of die-hard fans across the world are waiting to keep the faith in the sonic cathedral of Simple Minds.

Hit songs include --

  • Don't You (Forget About Me)
  • See The Lights
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Sanctify Yourself
  • Stand by Love
  • All The Things She Said
  • She's A River
  • This Is Your Land
  • Take A Step Back
  • Mandela Day
  • And The Band Played On
  • Promised You A Miracle
  • Home

Other notable songs include --

  • Book of Brilliant Things
  • Chelsea Girl
  • I Travel
  • Pleasantly Disturbed
  • The Kick Inside of Me
  • Thirty Frames a Second
  • Up On the Catwalk
  • Bring On the Dancing Horses

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Genre: Rock 3
  Styles
   .Classic Rock. / ClassicRock
   .College Rock. / College Rock
   .Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. / AdultAlternativePopRock
   .Post-Punk. / PostPunk
   .New Wave. / NewWave
   .Punk/New Wave. / PunkNewWave
   .Synth Pop. / SynthPop
   .Art Rock. / ArtRock
   .Alternative Pop/Rock. / AlternativePopRock
   .Alternative/Indie Rock. / AlternativeIndieRock
   .Contemporary Pop/Rock. / ContemporaryPopRock
   .Dance-Rock. / DanceRock

Years active
   x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s

Formed: ..in Scotland
Formed: ..in Glasgow
Formed:   in 1978     

Based: ..in Scotland

 

 

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