Tuesday, 28 March 2017

THE MEMBERS


























"at the chelsea nightclub"
Year:    1979
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Universal Music
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    16
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Avantgarde            Punk










The Members started in 1976 as another teenage band into the punk rock explosion late 70's decade, but quickly they incorporated to their music different elements, sounds and influences closer to reggae, funk, post-punk and new wave. With intelligent and original lyrics, sometimes about personal issues, sometimes about social issues, the band achieved their acclamed debut album in 1979 issued by label "Virgin Records" (Universal Music). With an ironical voice, few distorted guitars, original drums section and some kind of avantgarde style, The Members took the attention of public and medias during its first short period of activy, just until 1983. In 2007 the band come back and still active performing mostly for UK, Europe and US. They participaed in popular festival "Rock Against Racism" and other benefit concerts and events.
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"1980: the choice is yours"
Year:    1980
Country:    UK
Label:    Universal Music
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    11
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            New Wave










Perhaps a little bit less original than their debut, The Members recorded this second issue which it can to describe as a new wave album, in the sense here we can found several styles en vogue late 70s and early 80s such as: pop, reggae, ska, funk, post-punk, etc. It seem the best way to describe all of this mixture of music styles is using the word "new wave". The band continues with their intelligent lyrics and making live events for benefit concerts, solidarity events, etc.
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