|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s pop new romantic cabaret seen live synth pop synthpop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic BBC Music page discogs discogs last.fm lyrics lyrics myspace official homepage other databases other databases VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Peter Mark Sinclair Almond, 9 July 1957, Southport, Lancashire, England. Following the demise of the electro pop duo Soft Cell and their adventurous offshoot Marc And The Mambas, Almond embarked on a solo career. With backing from the Willing Sinners, his first such venture was 1984s Vermin In Ermine, which barely consolidated his reputation and proved to be his last album for Phonogram Records. Stories Of Johnny, released on Some Bizzare Records through Virgin Records, was superior and displayed Almonds undoubted power as a torch singer. Prior to the albums release, he had reached the UK Top 5 in a camp disco-inspired duet with Bronski Beat titled I Feel Love (Medley). The single combined two Donna Summer hits (Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love) with snatches of John Leytons Johnny Remember Me, all sung in high register by fellow vocalist Jimmy Somerville. The controversial Mother Fist And...