Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hipsway - "The Honeythief"

(Not Available on iTunes)

(Debuted January 24, 1987, Peaked #19, 15 Weeks on the Chart)

When 1987 rolled around, Hipsway's sound seemed too "now" for the band to be gone too quickly, but "The Honeythief" was their only real chart success on either side of the Atlantic. Formed in Scotland, Hipsway was made up of ex-Altered Images bassist John McElhone, who was joined by singer Graham Skinner, guitarist Pim Jones and drummer Harry Travers. Their sound was pushed pretty hard by Mercury, who saw them as another band in the mold of Living in a Box or Go West. However, they released only one followup LP and split by 1989.

By the time the band broke up, McElhone was already part of the group Texas and was on the chart again with them.

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