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Spandau Ballet

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London, England (1978 – 1990, 2009 – present)

Spandau Ballet are a popular British band most prominent during the , during which they were forerunners of the Anglo-American movement. Its members are Tony Hadley on vocals, brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp on guitar and bass respectively, with Gary also supplying background vocals, Steve Norman on saxophone, and John Keeble on the drums. Gary Kemp also wrote or co-wrote most of the group’s music and lyrics.

Initially formed in 1976 in London, England, they didn’t reach a stable line-up or decide on the Spandau name until 1978. Their odd title allegedly came from a piece of bathroom graffiti observed during the members early days. Inspired by a mixture of and slick . as typified by their early track “Chant No 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)”, also known by other titles such as “Chant # 1”, the band commercially broke through with an artistic public image as remarked upon as their music. Said track reached the #2 spot in the U.K. and was notable for inclusion of the horn section from the group Beggar & Co, which proved a fruitful collaboration on record.

Spandau Ballet’s first two albums, 1981’s ‘Journeys To Glory’ and 1982’s ‘Diamond’, found them also mining their and roots as their fan-base expanded, the group looking to the works of David Bowie and Roxy Music for inspiration. Both albums charted in the U.K.

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  • bonjovyborges

    #alwaysbelieveinyoursoul

    16 Aug 9:08am Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    True!

    11 Aug 8:13pm Reply
  • Foxtrotz

    GOLD

    15 May 7:06pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    уж не знаю, в каком месте сей коллектив конкурировал с Duran Duran - Spandau Ballet до них как до луны. Ну, возможно ещё альбом True 83-го был хорош. А так, в топ-листе всё верно - самые сильные три песни находятся во главе. Но таки-да - эти три песни - "новая романтика" в чистом виде. Красивая, настоящая "новая роматика".

    11 May 9:31am Reply
  • Charlie-Ethan

    I Have A Vision Wanna See ?

    28 Mar 9:16am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    джаз-поп, но в общем и целом - авторы одного хита

    28 Feb 5:15am Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    always believe in your soul

    29 Jan 12:07am Reply
  • Seraphin84

    new romantic :)

    23 Jan 7:21am Reply
  • Cylob

    Chant No.1 (tickles my mind).

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    zicadinhos

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • djjoeChelin

    One of my favorite New Romantic bands with Tubeway Army and Ultravox

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tatyana__

    Never heard a very sweet summer remix on True, but today it happened :) enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDkiPgnO4OQ

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Viva80porra

    gosto deles por causa de um sucesso da e´poca da novela "Guerra dos Sexos" True; eles são uma banda pop romantica talentosa sem ser muito melodiosa,tem requintes de dance e soul music assim como o simply red

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    absolutely they are more than "True"

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BoobyNoobie

    Passionate but not without soothing, emotional elements in their songs. They do deserve more scrobbles :D

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    the first album then i am struggling

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Sound-Of-Nature

    Round and Round ♥

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Pscyhodelics

    True <3

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    many, many times, i feel that 'true' is the greatest soft rock love song of all time. '...i know this much is true'

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Julie208

    Gold.. !

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
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