Thursday, March 22, 2012
BRONSKI BEAT / THE COMMUNARDS
All band members were openly gay and their songs often reflected this and other homophobic issues.
I first heard of this band around 1984 when the song "Why" was blasted from the radio, what a song... Heavy synths and a incredible voice from Jimmy.
Other songs I liked are "Smalltown boy" and "I feel love"(a duet with Marc Almond from the band "Soft Cell") and was from the album "The Age Of Consent".
Around 1986 Jimmy left the band and was replaced by John Foster.
The band released the album "Truthdare Doubledare" and the single "Hit that Perfect Beat" was born.
In 1985 a remix album called "Hundreds & Thousands" was released and the single "run from love" was set free.
Albums Released by The Communards are a self titled album (communards) and the album "Red".
Songs i like from this band are "Don't Leave me this Way", "Disenchanted","Tomorrow" and "Never can say Goodbye"
In 1988 Jimmy left the Communards for a solo career.
Richard went on to be a Vicar in Northamtonshire U.K following a religious path.
I FEEL LOVE ( with Marc Almond)
HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT
RUN FROM LOVE
DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE
IS IT ME, OR DOES EARLY PICS OF JIMMY REMIND YOU OF TINTIN...
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SORRY, COULDN'T GO PAST THIS, CHECK OUT HIS VOICE (SMALLTOWN BOY LIVE)