Crime & the City Solution
The classic line-up of this atmospheric rock band arose from the ashes of the Birthday Party, but eventually became a repository for a number of musicians and artists working under that verbose banner. Rowland S. Howard (vocals/guitar), together with brother Harry Howard (bass), brought fellow Birthday Party journeyman Mick Harvey (Michael John Harvey, 29 September 1958, Rochester, Victoria, Australia; drums) to the fold in 1984 to join mainstay Simon Bonney (b. Tasmania, Australasia; vocals/guitar). Bonney formed Crime And The City Solution in the late 70s and had known the other members from their days together in Melbourne, Australia. His co-lyricist was violin player and spouse, Bronwyn Adams. Following the release of 1985s The Dangling Man EP drummer Epic Soundtracks (b. Kevin Paul Godfrey, 23 March 1959, Croydon, Surrey, England, d. 6 November 1997, London, England; ex-Swell Maps) was added to the line-up. The mini-album Just South Of Heaven and...