Saturday, August 12, 2006

Number 905 - Midge Ure

Number 905

Midge Ure

"If I Was"

Genre:New Wave
Phew, after the last post i am glad we are at one of my favourite Genres, New Wave. was in and two great early New Wave bands.
What you probably didn't know is when he left , is that he went to replace Gary Moore in Thin Lizzy ! (I can see Mr Gary Shackelton having a cardiac right about now...evil grin) But its all true.
After Thin Lizzy he joined and we cannot forget the song Vienna can we people?
After , the rest was history............
"In 1985, Ultravox was put on hiatus and Ure began to pursue a full-time solo career. Recorded entirely by Ure, his 1985 solo debut, The Gift, launched the number one single "If I Was," as well as the minor hits "That Certain Smile" and "Call of the Wild." The following year, he recorded the final Ultravox album; in 1987, the band broke up and he began recording his second solo album. The resulting record, 1988's Answers to Nothing, was less successful than The Gift in the U.K., yet it charted in the U.S., which is something Ure's previous album failed to do. Three years later, Ure released his third album, Pure; while it didn't do any business in America, the album featured the Top 20 British hit "Cold, Cold Heart." He attempted a comeback in 1996 with Breathe, which went ignored by both the American and British markets. After being released in his native U.K. in 1998, Answers to Nothing followed in mid-2000, as well as a soundtrack effort for the critically acclaimed 1998 drama-comedy starring Jon Cryer, Went to Coney Island. Move Me appeared on Koch in fall 2001"
Thanks Midge, for some great music over the years.
For Gary Moore see Number 738
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Nope, They hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, didn't know it was out yet)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 57 out of 108
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

gary moore was replaced by scott gorham & brian robertson

moore was never a full time member.

ure was a last resort and had to play keyboard in the end.

6:53 pm  
Blogger crowbarred said...

oooooooooooo thats Just NASTY! (eddie mrphy voice)

9:35 pm  

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