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Dunfermline, United Kingdom (1981 – 2001)

Big Country were a new wave/alternative rock band which formed in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1981. The band consisted of Stuart Adamson (vocals, guitar), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals), Tony Butler (bass) and Mark Brzezicki (drums). Adamson was a former member of the Scottish punk band The Skids. The band was best known for using the device known as the “e-bow” to alter their guitars to sound like bagpipes. Despite having 15 Top 40 hits in the UK, the band has remained a one hit wonder in the US with their third single “In A Big Country”. The band split in 2001 shortly after Adamson’s suicide on December 16, 2001.


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  • mourn666

    wieder entdeckt <3

    4 Aug 3:37pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    Just listened to the big singles off the debut album... HOLY CRAP.

    20 Feb 12:40am Reply
  • Shadowlord39

    new album "Lap Dance" is good...

    23 Jan 2:12am Reply
  • Hugo_A-Go-Go

    big tunes

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • KK270363BC

    new Album "The Journey" is wie früher ,zu Stuarts Zeiten

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hitbyambulance

    new album is good. took a bit to get used to the combination sound of The Big Alarm Country, but it works. their current tour is well-worth seeing.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • angussporran

    rediscovering this band. joys!

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • matt_ingham

    BRAND NEW ALBUM out soon on Cherry Red! With Mike Peters from The Alarm...touring and everything!

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
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    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tormentil82

    Shake off tomorrow Break off the past I know that sorrow It never lasts

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • James_Hartley

    such a big sound

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • corujacowl

    king of emotion take a, walk with me!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tim_ledger

    Hello Big Country fans, Thought I’d pop by and let you know about some of the coverage we (Absolute Radio) collected for you at the Isle of Wight festival. We have highlights of their live set including the tracks 'Another Country,' 'Chance,' 'Restless Natives,' 'Fields of Fire' and 'In A Big Country' all available here - All the best and enjoy, Tim from Absolute Radio

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
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    2 May 2012 Reply
  • lu1721

    "Save Me" -One of the best tracks ever played!

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    It's GREAT to be here :)

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • astrosapien

    I'm pleasantly surprised with their work. I can imagine also other singles apart from "In a Big Country" at the top of the charts of their time.

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    Reading 'In A Big Country' by Allan Glen just now. A good account of Stuart Adamson's time in The Skids and Big Country.

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • sitasaysgo

    I agree w/ Wryker. Big Country has such a unique sound. I don't think I could ever get tired of listening to them...

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Wryker

    Amazing band. Should of been waaay more popular than they where.

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
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