A respected proponent of the “calm pop” motion of the first 1980s, the Pale Fountains formed in Liverpool, Britain in 1981. Led by vocalist/songwriter and guitarist Michael Mind, the group — which also included bassist Chris McCaffrey, drummer Thomas Whelan and previous Dislocation Dance trumpeter Andy Diagram — debuted in 1982 around the Procedure Twlight label using the solitary “(ALMOST ALWAYS THERE IS) Something on My Brain,” which produced this kind of posititve hype that these were instantly agreed upon by Virgin for the then-staggering amount of 150,000 pounds. Nevertheless, their label debut, the luxurious “MANY THANKS,” didn’t split the U.K. Best 40, despite much promotional press. After a rigorous year within the studio room, the Pale Fountains’ first LP, the bossa nova-inflected Pacific Road, finally made an appearance in 1984; after such a comparatively long absence through the limelight, the group got lost its position as mass media darlings, as well as the record fared badly. Manufacturer Ian Broudie was earned to helm 1985’s …from over the dining room table, but again achievement had not been forthcoming; within the wake of significant acrimony between the music group and their label, the Pale Fountains shortly split, with Mind time for Liverpool to create Shack along with his brother John.