Label: Suzy - RAD 4-56597 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Yugoslavia • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
The Attractions were an English backing band for the English new wave musician Elvis Costello between andand again from to They also released one album and two associated singles as an independent entity, without Costello, in The two Thomases are unrelated. Bruce Thomas was the oldest group member 29 when he joinedwith the most professional experience prior to being an Attraction.
He left the group before their biggest success, 's " Arms of Mary ", a No. Thomas was also a member of Moonrider for their lone album inand recorded as a session musician for Al Stewart in the early to mid-seventies.
Only Nason, who had classical training, had never recorded or played with a rock band before. Elvis Costello and the Elvis Costello & The Atractions* - Armed Forces played live gigs as early as the summer ofand a few live tracks were appended to the B-side of the Costello solo single " Watching The Detectives ", issued in October Elvis Costello & The Atractions* - Armed Forces From there, the Attractions backed Costello on all of his albums and singles untilwith the exception of "New Amsterdam"a solo single recorded by Costello.
The album featured original compositions by all three group members, and was produced by Roger Bechirian. Neither single charted. Due to their frequent use of pseudonyms and their associations with Bechirian, The Attractions were widely - but erroneously - rumoured to have been behind Blanket of Secrecy BoSa synthpop trio recognised at the time only by the pseudonyms 'Tinker', 'Tailor' and 'Soldier'.
The group's lone album, Walls Have Earswas produced by Bechirian and issued in Guitarist Martin Belmont was briefly added to Attractions live line-up inbut Looking For A Day - Various - Screenplay Club Vision: March 2010 (DVD) recorded as an official member of the band. He did, however, make a guest appearance on the Elvis Costello and The Attractions single "From A Whisper to a Scream", which was also included on the album, Trust.
Albums by Elvis Costello and The Attractions appeared regularly until Growing antipathy between Costello and Bruce Thomas contributed to the Attractions' first split inand the rift was exacerbated by what Costello felt was his unflattering portrayal in Thomas' book The Big Wheel.
They recorded one further album as a group 's All This Useless Beauty but split for good in Nieve and Pete Thomas continued to back Costello through various touring and recording lineups, and are still members of his current backing group The Imposters.
The split between Costello and Bruce Thomas, however, appears permanent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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