|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s scottish pop post-punk female vocalists|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in 1979, this Scottish pop ensemble featured Clare Grogan (17 March 1962, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass), Tony McDaid (guitar), and Michael Tich Anderson (drums). Even before their recorded debut, Grogan found herself cast in a film, Gregorys Girl, by director Bill Forsyth. In 1980, Altered Images toured with Siouxsie And The Banshees and subsequently employed the services of their bass player, Steve Severin, as producer. Another champion of their work was the influential UK disc jockey John Peel. Their BBC radio sessions resulted in the offer of a major recording contract by Epic Records, and two unsuccessful singles followed - the early 80s indie classic Dead Pop Stars and A Days Wait. With the addition of guitarist Jim McKinven, the band completed their debut, Happy Birthday, in 1981. The infectious title track, produced by Martin Rushent, soared to...