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The Sound/Adrian Borland Appreciation Thread

Old 11-14-06, 12:15 PM
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The Sound/Adrian Borland Appreciation Thread

The Sound were a British rock group fronted by Adrian Borland, who though achieving little commercial success during their career span (1979-1987), have posthumously been recognised as one of the best bands of their era. Drawing comparison to Echo & The Bunnymen and Joy Division, they wrote melancholy yet uplifting and memorable songs, and were tipped to be the next band to breakthrough to the big time. Unfortunately, and unfathomably, it didn't work out that way, and despite leaving behind a string of great albums (mostly notably 1981's From The Lion's Mouth), they remain largely unknown, whilst new-wave bands of a similar style remain popular to this day.

Sadly, singer and co-songwriter Borland committed suicide on April 26th, 1999. Shortly after his death, The Sound's back catalogue was remastered and reissued, resulting in a reappraisal of their career which has brought fresh public interest to one of the great lost bands. -from Wikipedia

I haven't seen anything on these boards about The Sound or Adrian Borland, so I wanted to see if there were any other fans out there. I'd like to mention my favorite albums from the band and from Borland solo:

Adrian Borland - Beautiful Ammunition (1994)
The Sound - From The Lions Mouth (1981)
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Old 11-14-06, 11:43 PM
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i expected as much...
wow! are we the only 2 people who know how truly important this band is?
been a fan since 81.. and yes I live in the US.
stillwrecked from hearing of Adrian's passing.
i have ALL SOUND and BORLAND recordings, and much more.
Renascent Records has offered a 5 cd set of RARE SOUND cd's... I emplore all of you reading this to order them.. you will not be sorry.
anyone else a fan?
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Old 11-15-06, 08:42 AM
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I also have most of their reissued material. I gotta say that I think I would like this band a little bit more had I heard them back in the day. It's good stuff, but I like some of their peers a bit more.
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Old 11-15-06, 04:03 PM
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Husband & I are huge fans of The Sound. We even named our son Adrian.
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