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Crime & the City Solution


Despite origins dating back so far as 1978, Crime & the town Solution didn’t truly emerge until 1984, arriving at life within the wake from the dissolution from the seminal PARTY. The group was led by evocative vocalist/songwriter Simon Bonney, a Melbourne, Australia indigenous who led some bands beneath the verbose Criminal offense name through the entire past due ’70s and early ’80s; a longtime friend from the PARTY, he approached former people Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard following the group’s separation, and following a addition of Howard’s brother, bassist Harry Howard, probably the most effective and famous lineup of Criminal offense & the town Solution was created. In 1985, the quartet debuted using the Dangling Guy, a self-produced EP quickly creating the band’s moody, atmospheric, blues-based visual. Previous Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks became a member of Criminal offense following the EP’s launch, freeing Harvey to alternative among a number of devices for the haunting follow-up, Simply South of Heaven. Their full-length bow, Space of Lights, made an appearance in 1986 and presented the amazing “Six Bells Chime,” which therefore impressed the acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders that he asked the band to execute the song reside in his 1988 masterpiece Wings of Desire. By enough time the film made an appearance, nevertheless, the incarnation of Criminal offense & the town Solution offered onscreen was forget about; after Space of Lamps, the Howard brothers and Soundtracks exited to create These Immortal Souls, departing Bonney, Harvey, and violinist Bronwyn Adams (also Bonney’s wife and songwriting partner) to relocate to Berlin, where they recruited several local music artists, including Einstürzende Neubauten guitarist Alexander Hacke, to slice 1988’s ornate, intoxicating Sparkle. A lot more baroque was the follow-up, 1989’s The Bride-to-be Dispatch. In 1990, Criminal offense returned towards the studio one last time to record Heaven Discotheque, an archive constructed around Bonney’s ambitious four-part collection “THE FINAL Dictator,” a track cycle inspired from the downfall of Romanian warlord Nicolae Ceaucescu. After adding “The Adversary” towards the soundtrack of Wenders’ Before End of the Globe, Criminal offense & the town Answer disbanded; while Harvey continuing to record and perform with previous Birthday Party partner Nick Cave within the Poor Seeds, Bonney started focus on his 1992 single debut Forever and adopted it with Everyman in 1995. Bonney, Adams, and Hacke re-formed the music group in 2011 for the intended purpose of documenting and touring. They enlisted David Eugene Edwards (16 Hp, Woven Hands), Jim White colored (Dirty Three), Troy Gregory (Dirtbombs, Swans, Spiritualized), and Matt Smith (Outrageous Cherry, Andre Williams) to record and tour. In expectation of a forthcoming recording, Mute Information released the compilation A BRIEF HISTORY of Criminal offense: Berlin 1987-1991: An Intro to Criminal offense & the town Solution in nov 2012. In March of 2013, American Twilight premiered.

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Music Songs Six Bells Chime, All Must Be Love, The Adversary, The Sun Before the Darkness, The Brother Song, Rose Blue, I Have the Gun, Steal to the Sea, Right Man, Wrong Man, On Every Train, Hey Sinkiller, Five Stone Walls, Trouble Come This Morning, The Shadow of No Man, The Dolphins and the Sharks, Her Room of Lights, No Money, No Honey, Home Is Far From Here, Streets of West Memphis, American Twilight, My Love Takes Me There, Riven Man, The Last Dictator I, The Coal Train, The Sly Persuaders, Beyond Good and Evil, The Last Dictator II, Untouchable, The Bride Ship, The Dangling Man, The Colonel, The Wailing Wall
Albums American Twilight, Paradise Discotheque, The Bride Ship, Shine, Room of Lights, Just South of Heaven, The Dangling Man E.P., A History of Crime – Berlin 1987–1991: An Introduction to Crime & the City Solution, An Introduction To, The Adversary - Live

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1 Lead of the atmospheric 1980's band "Crime & The City Solution".



The Third Miracle 1999 performer: "Saw You Falling" / writer: "Saw You Falling"
Sugar Town 1999 performer: "The Lonely Stars", "A Part of You" / writer: "The Lonely Stars", "A Part of You"
Faraway, So Close! 1993 performer: "All God's Children", "Travellin' On" / writer: "All God's Children", "Travellin' On"
Wings of Desire 1987 writer: "Six Bells Chime"



Sugar Town 1999 Band Member #1
Wings of Desire 1987 Crime and The City Solution

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