I Mother Earth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Alternative rock band I Mother Earth formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1990. Within two years the outfit, Edwin (vocals), Bruce Gordon (bass, replacing original member Franz), and brothers Christian Tanna (drums) and Jagori Tanna (guitar/vocals), had set off a major label bidding war. The eventual winners were Capitol Records. However, the ensuing debut set, 1993’s Dig, was ineffectively marketed, falling, like so many records of the period, between the spheres of heavy metal and alternative rock. Despite selling some 70, 000 copies in Canada, there was a long gap between the debut and the follow-up, Scenery And Fish, as the band concentrated on touring. This second set, recorded with additional recruits Luis Conte (percussion), Daniel Mansilla (percussion) and Ken Pearson (keyboards), featured a slightly less harsh, more commercially orientated collection of songs. ‘One More Astronaut’, released as a single, proved that the absence had not...

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