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There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band.

1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.

The Wake released their first single on their own Scan 45 label, coupling together On Our Honeymoon and Give Up. This single eventually caught the attention of New Order manager Rob Gretton, who helped the band sign to Factory Records in 1982 and record an LP (Harmony) at Strawberry Studio in Stockport. This was followed by a number of singles on Factory and its French sister label Factory Benelux. In 1983, The Wake toured with New Order, and thus received critical attention but were often unfavourably compared to their more celebrated labelmates. Gillespie was asked to leave in 1983, subsequently playing drums with The Jesus and Mary Chain and achieving fame with his own band Primal Scream. Alexander ‘Mac’ Macpherson replaced Gillespie in 1983. That same year the band recorded a session on John Peel’s BBC program. The band toured extensively and scored an indie hit with their 1984 single “Talk About the Past” which featured Vini Reilly of Durutti Column on piano. The recording and release of their seminal 1985 album Here Comes Everybody marked the apex of their career.


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  • cooldaz

    They need to get the correct band aligned with the correct tracks as the crappy Scottish band is listed with the US Goth band songs

    23 Jul 9:20am Reply
  • ShinobiTarzan

    Pale Spectre is one of the greatest songs ever recorded in the history of music

    17 Jun 3:04am Reply
  • cantabrianwoods

    POST-PUNK?!!!!!!!NO!!!! ,Is True Gothic Rock

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LINK2K9

    my favorite post-punk new wave death metal band!

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • chantywrastler

    One of the best bands to come out of Scotland.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Zero1986

    I have yet to find another album that comes close to matching the mood and atmosphere of Here Comes Everybody.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    No mention of the gothic one??

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    Christine <3

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LastGoldenBoy

    Sarah Records forever. [2]

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hate_crew_death

    SpeedThrashing печально,когда живёшь в России и не знаешь правил русского языка.. а за милостями обращайся к своим дружкам

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ParadesGoBy23

    Sarah Records! The Wake are a wonderful band, I adore their sound.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    hate_crew_death, ограниченный металист - это так мило

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • hate_crew_death

    SpeedThrashing и это мне говорит чел,который слушает музыку для педиков,который даже не знает значений слов,ага.

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    hate_crew_death, ты говнарь же.

    15 Jun 2013 Reply

    Sarah Records forever.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hate_crew_death

    Iosif_Stalin а за говнаря,я бы тебе рыльце то подправил,хипстяра

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • electricchurch

    sarah's The Wake

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • NoahIsCool

    Here Comes Everybody is so good, why didnt they stick to that sound (or at least Something That No One Else Cold Bring)

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheCitizens

    There's only one The Wake! It's the scottish one.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DeadMetalhead

    Хорош сраться, заебали. Идите кидайтесь говном в программистов сайта.

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
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