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Truth

Formed in the first ’80s by former 9 Below Zero leader Dennis Greaves (vocals and guitar) and second guitarist (and occasional vocalist) Mick Lister, the Truth’s combination of ’60s rock and roll and R&B veered from the bluesy grind of Greaves’ former group and embraced a far more melodic pop sound. Rising through the shadows just like the Jam split up and Paul Weller shaped the Style Council, the reality filled in every the musical empty spaces among. Much less “punky” as previous or as simple as the last mentioned, the Truth’s lively pop & spirit jive came at only the right period. After a slew of great EPs (Dilemma Strikes Us Everytime, No Rock Unturned, A Part of the Right Path, Five Live) and as much lineup changes, the reality finally resolved down in 1985 using the awe-inspiring Playground record and their most powerful lineup yet. Together with Greaves and Lister sat keyboardist Chris Skornia (previously of the Fantastic Poodles), bassist Richard Parfitt (afterwards, the first choice of ’90s Brit-pop music group 60 Feet Dolls), and drummer Allan Felder. After touring the U.S. several times behind the Playground record, the Truth slipped from the radar map. If they re-emerged in 1987 using the annoying Weapons of Like record, they were at that time a duo with Greaves and Lister staying as the only real bandmembers. Shedding their soul affects, the Truth had been unfortunately focusing on their “rock and roll” side, filling up the recording with subpar rock and roll anthems for mullet mind everywhere. For the product quality control to drop that fast that quickly was a surprise with their many followers. And it didn’t quit there. After starting up with maker Roy Thomas Baker for the terrible “It’s Hidden,” the theme from your film The Hidden, the duo quickly faded from look at. Having a “by no means say pass away” attitude, the reality popped up once again in 1989 using the recording Leap. Aided by a fresh tempo section (including previous Advertising/Key Affair/Nik Kershaw bassist Dennis Smith), the all-new Truth had been in fact worse than their 1987 selves. Sinking a lot more in to the limp industrial rock and roll abyss, Leap was another dud. Just “Right to My Heart” resembled the reality of aged. Talented because they were, it had been a relief to learn that they officially known as it each day soon after the discharge of Jump.

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