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Big Country

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With their buzzing, bagpipe-like guitars as well as the anthemic songs of frontman Stuart Adamson, Scotland’s Big Country surfaced among the most distinctive and guaranteeing new rock and roll bands of the first ’80s, scoring a significant hit making use of their debut album, The Crossing; although group’s essential and industrial fortunes dimmed within the years to check out, they however outlasted practically all of the contemporaries, releasing fresh materials into the following hundred years. The England-born Adamson shaped Big Nation in middle-1981 pursuing his exit through the Scottish punk quartet the Skids, enlisting years as a child friend Bruce Watson on second acoustic guitar; Clive Parker and brothers Pete and Alan Wishart finished the initial lineup, but had been soon changed by bassist Tony Butler and drummer Tag Brzezicki. Putting your signature on to Polygram’s Mercury imprint, the music group released its debut solitary, “Harvest House,” in nov 1982; some opening dates for the Jam’s farewell tour improved Big Country’s presence exponentially, as well as the follow-up, “Areas of Open fire,” damaged the U.K. TOP. The Crossing made an appearance in 1983, its passionate, idealistic strategy and Celtic-inspired agreements far taken off the prevailing brand-new influx mentality of as soon as; the album not merely proceeded to go platinum in the home but proceeded to go gold in the us aswell, its achievement spurred by the very best 20 pop strike “Within a Big Nation.” Critics raved, and in early 1984 Big Nation returned towards the British TOP with the one “Wonderland.” Their second record, Steeltown, got into the graphs at number 1, but despite great reviews there have been already rumblings that from the band’s materials sounded quite similar; fees against 1986’s The Seer do small to rectify (even though one “Appear Away” was their biggest strike however). A tour from the Soviet Union followed the 1988 discharge of Peace inside our Time, however the pursuing calendar year Brzezicki resigned from responsibility, with drummer Pat Ahern enlisted for the one “Save Me.” Chris Bell changed Ahern upon completing 1991’s ROOM Like House, the to begin the band’s albums never to receive an American discharge. After parting methods with Polygram, Big Nation signed using the Compulsion label for 1993’s The Buffalo Skinners, documented with just one more brand-new drummer, Simon Phillips; the record released a set of United kingdom Top 30 strikes, “Alone” and “Boats.” Brzezicki rejoined the lineup with time for Minus the Aid of the BACK-UP, a live LP documented in Glasgow at year’s end. Why the Longer Face implemented in 1995, and after documenting the acoustic work Eclectic, Adamson relocated to Nashville in 1997, prompting Big Nation to be on expanded hiatus. The group’s initial brand-new studio work in four years, Generating to Damascus, made an appearance in 1999; the solo “SOMEONE ELSE” was co-written by Adamson as well as the Kinks’ Ray Davies. Adamson got problems with alcoholic beverages that added to his short disappearance in November 1999 and announced his motives to retire from touring within the springtime of 2000, concurrent using the launch from the limited release Nashville Album. Later on that fall, APPEAR Screaming was released on SPV. On Dec 16, 2001 Adamson was discovered dead inside a accommodation in Hawaii. He previously been missing for a number of weeks from his Nashville, Tennessee house.

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Full Name Big Country
Height 1.83 m
Weight 112 kg
Profession Actor, Mixed Martial Artist
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Music Songs In a Big Country, Look Away, Fields of Fire, Chance, Wonderland, Harvest Home, Just a Shadow, Where the Rose Is Sown, One Great Thing, King of Emotion, East of Eden, Hold the Heart, Fragile Thing, You Dreamer, Porrohman, I’m Not Ashamed, The One I Love, Honky Tonk Women, Republican Party Reptile, Restless Natives, Eiledon, Big Country, Heart of the World, The Storm, The Crossing, Angle Park, Steeltown, In a Broken Promise Land, Lost Patrol, Girl With Grey Eyes, Close Action, I Walk the Hill
Albums The Crossing, The Seer, Steeltown, Peace in Our Time, Driving to Damascus, The Buffalo Skinners, Without the Aid of a Safety Net, No Place Like Home, Why the Long Face, The Journey, Radio 1 Sessions, Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits, Come Up Screaming, Restless Natives & Rarities, Rarities IV, Under Cover, King Biscuit Flower Hour, Why the Long Face?, Lap Dance, Live Hits, The Best of Big Country, Fields of Fire: The Ultimate Collection, Big Country at the BBC, One in a Million, Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents), 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Country, The Universal Masters Collection (Digitally Remastered)
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film


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1 Rock band.
2 Stuart Adamson, songwriter/guitarist/singer with Big Country, committed suicide by hanging himself in a Honolulu hotel room on 16th December 2001.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Super League Show 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dream Me Up Scotty! 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "One Great Thing"
Dom Hemingway 2013 performer: "In A Big Country"
Provinssirock 30 2008 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
We Could Be Kings 2005 Video performer: "Fields of Fire" - uncredited
7th Heaven 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "In a Big Country"
New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 1994 Video short performer: "In a Big Country"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Restless Natives 1985 performer: "Come Back to Me" - uncredited / writer: "Come Back to Me" - uncredited
Against All Odds 1984 performer: "BALCONY"
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Restless Natives 1985 music arranged by / music performers

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now That's What I Call Music 7 1986 Video segment "Look Away"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glasnost Rock - Rock Summer 88 2011 TV Movie documentary Themselves
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1983-1993 TV Series
Casino 1990 TV Series Themselves
Wired 1988 TV Series Themselves - Performers
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Themselves
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday 1986 TV Movie documentary Themselves - Performers
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Themselves
Play at Home 1984 TV Movie documentary Themselves
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Themselves
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
No 73 1983 TV Series Themselves
The Tube 1983 TV Series Themselves
Crackerjack! 1982 TV Series Themselves - Guests

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Themselves - #14: 'In a Big Country'
Provinssirock 30 2008 TV Series documentary Themselves - Performer
We Could Be Kings 2005 Video Themselves (uncredited)
Pure 80's: The DVD 2002 Video Themselves
New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 1994 Video short Themselves

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