The Lightning Seeds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": britpop indie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


Contrary to the multiples suggested by the moniker, the Lightning Seeds is the brainchild of one man, Ian Broudie (4 August 1958, Liverpool, Lancashire, England), who had gouged a significant niche in the Merseyside music scene during the 80s. Originally a member of Big In Japan - a forerunner of the likes of Echo And The Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes, not to mention a breeding ground for future Frankie Goes To Hollywood vocalist Holly Johnson and drummer Budgie, who was later to join Siouxsie And The Banshees - Broudie eventually ended up playing in the Original Mirrors and developed an appetite for production work. His efforts on the first two Echo And The Bunnymen albums acted as a springboard from which he was catapulted into the studio with numerous acts, including the Fall, Wah!, Icicle Works and Frazier Chorus.

On the creative front, Broudie collaborated with Wild Swans vocalist Paul Simpson under the name Care, releasing three...

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