After The Fire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s pop progressive rock synthpop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

After The Fire were formed in the UK in 1972 by keyboard player Peter Banks, Andy Piercy (guitar/bass), Ivor Twidell (drums) and John Russell (guitar). The market was responsive to UK adult-orientated rock during the early 70s but the band’s mixture of ‘pomp Christian pop’ was slow to break through. They eventually secured a contract following the release of their debut album on their own label. CBS Records invested in them and they were rewarded with a UK Top 40 hit, ‘One Rule For You’, in 1979. The accompanying album, although polished, sold only to the converted. The band’s subsequent recordings were minor hits until the unexpected major success of ‘Der Kommissar’. Originally recorded by Falco in his native Germany, After The Fire’s version went on to sell over a million copies worldwide, and made the US Top 5. However, by the time it charted, the group had already broken up, frustrated by record company indecision...

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