Sunday, September 17, 2006

Number 814 - Waterboys

Number 814


"Whole Of The Moon"


................Genre: Rock...............

"A newspaper advertisement calling for musicians led to a response from multi-instrumentalist Anthony Thistlethwaite; along with drummer Kevin Wilkinson, the Waterboys issued their self-titled debut in 1983. Keyboardist Karl Wallinger and trumpeter Roddy Lorimer joined for the 1984 follow-up A Pagan Place, which expanded the group's rich, dramatic sound while further exploring Scott's interest in spirituality. With 1985's This Is the Sea, the Waterboys reached an early peak; a majestic, ambitious record, it earned the group a significant hit with the single "The Whole of the Moon."
"On July 17, 1999, drummer Kevin Wilkinson committed suicide in his countryside home in Swindon, Wiltshire, England just prior to jetting off on an American tour with Howard Jones. Wilkinson, who had also worked with Squeeze, China Crisis, Bonnie Raitt and the Proclaimers, was a member of the Waterboys since their 1983 self-titled effort"
"Good fortune was in the wings, for Mike Scott resurrected the Waterboys name in 2000. Rock in the Weary Land marked the band's first release in seven years. Thistlethwaite and Wickham would return to the group and tours across the world would prove successful. Fisherman's Blues, Pt. 2, an album featuring previously unavailable material from the Fisherman's Blues' sessions, appeared in summer 2002"
For the UK Squeeze see Number 444
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Nope, Nup & Nada) and the Album ranked at Number (Muhaah)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 63.4 out of 108
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