Bronski Beat - Truthdare Doubledare
(Forbidden Fruit Records 1986 BITLP3)
Matrix No's: A1/B2 - UK Pressing
Embossed Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
- some foxing spots
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
Bronski Beat is a British synthpop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy", from their debut album The Age of Consent, which was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single. All members of the group were openly gay and their songs reflected this, often containing political commentary on gay-related issues. The initial line-up, which recorded the majority of the band's hits, consisted of Jimmy Somerville (vocals), Steve Bronski (keyboards, percussion) and Larry Steinbachek (keyboards, percussion). Somerville left Bronski Beat in 1985, and went on to have success as lead singer of The Communards and as a solo artist. He was replaced by new vocalist John Foster, with whom the band continued to have hits in the UK and Europe through 1986. Foster left Bronski Beat after their second album, and the band used a series of vocalists before dissolving in 1996.
Steve Bronski, the only remaining original member, now leads a revived touring version of the band, and is recording new material for release in 2017 alongside '90s member Ian Donaldson.
Truthdare Doubledare is the second album (released in 1986 on MCA Records) by the British dance band Bronski Beat. It is their first album to feature John Foster as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jimmy Somerville who went on to form The Communards. The album was released on CD in 1998.
|A1||Hit That Perfect Beat||3:38|
|A4||Punishment For Love||4:14|
|A5||We Know How It Feels||4:13|
|B4||In My Dreams||4:17|
- Bronski Beat
- Steve Bronski - 6- and 12-string guitars, double-speed guitar, accordion, synthesizers, keyboards, programming
- Larry Steinbachek - drums, percussion, drum programming, keyboards, marimba
- John Foster - vocals
BRONSKI BEAT - TRUTHDARE DOUBLEDARE LP - Nr MINT A1/B2 UK SYNTHPOP
- Product Code: BITLP3
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