Monday, March 10, 2008

CAST OF THOUSANDS


Country:
UK/Northern Ireland
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
New Wave

Members:
Dave Harvey - Vocal
Jim Walker - Guitars, Backing Vocal
Greg Terry Short - Drums,Backing Vocalsc


Mark Megennetty - bass
Lorraine Coleman - backing vocals
David Harvey - vocals
Nick Graham - Keyboards
Nick James - Guitar
































SEPTEMBER 12" (1987)

Tracklist:

01 September (Rhapsody Mix)
02 September (' 88 Mix)
03 September (' 87 Mix)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/96973380/september.rar.html






























PASSION (1988)

Credits:
Engineer - Pete Brown /Mixed By - Robin Millar
Producer - Steve James
(http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kzfqxq85ldse~T4 and http://www.bigsmoke.com.au/sub_jamess.html)

Tracklist:

01 This Is Love
02 Passion
03 September
04 Take Me Down
05 Girl
06 Immaculate Deception
07 Colour Fields
08 This Experience (Blue Connemara)
09 Thin Line
10 Nothing Is Forever


Links to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/96969027/cast_of_thousands_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/96970602/cast_of_thousands_b.rar.html


































NOTHING IS FOREVER 12" (1987)

Credits:
Drums - Greg Terry Short /Harp - Jim Walker/Bass - Mark Magennety (track 01)/Percussion - Martin Ditchman (also with Talk Talk)(track 01) /Engineer - John McGowan /Guitar, Written-By - Jim Walker/ Producer - Steve James /Vocals, Written-By - Dave Harvey


Tracklist:

01 Nothing Is Forever (12" Mix) (4:45)
02 New Tomorrow (3:25)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/96970891/nothing_is_forever.rar.html


Biography:
Indie trio formed by veterans of the 1970s N.Irish punk scene. Based inLondon. Singer Dave Harvey croons like Edwyn Collins over music comparableto Lloyd Cole & The Commotions with a touch of Simple Minds. But the rea lquestion is was he involved in an early lineup of Quarterdeck and if so did he wear the jumpsuit? Cast Of Thousands appeared on RTE's Borderline inNovember 1987. (http://irishrock.org/ipnw/c.html)

Discography:
Subtle Sunglasses / ? (Desire Records, 1985) 7" (PS)
Nothing Is Forever / New Tomorrow (Fun After All Records FAA108, UK 1987) 7" (PS)
Nothing Is Forever (12" mix) / New Tomorrow (Dame Dame Records DD-015, Spain 1992) 12"(PS)
September (Fun After All, UK 1987) 7"
September (Rhapsody mix) // September (88 Mix) / September (87 Mix) 12" (Fun After All Records 12FAA113, UK 1987)
September (Rhapsody mix) // September (88 Mix) / September (87 Mix) 12" (Old Gold Records OLD GOLD-043-MX, Spain 1994)
Passion (Fun After All AFTER 6, UK 1/1988) LP




Jim Walker
started his career in The Sect (also was a Derry band: http://irishrock.org/ipnw/s.html) before joined Cast Of Thousands."Jim now plays in Derry covers band THE JAYWALKERS together with another ex-The Sect member"
(http://theundertones.net/cgi-bin/guest.pl/2002-03-20)

"Jim Walker and The Jaywalkers featuring some of the top musicians in the city, Jim Walker and The Jaywalkers bring a mix of blues, rock, pop and boogie to the Anchor."
(http://www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com/jaywalkers.htm)

If it is true,he wrote music for the film "Battle Of The Bogside
"
(http://stkilians.de/pressroom/BattleOfTheBogside/Programm_Info%20BATTLE%20OF%20THE%20BOGSIDE%20Web%20Page2.htm and http://www.britfilms.com/britishfilms/catalogue/browse/?id=3EFE200513d982FA20rWn21D627B)

He is also a member of "Derry Anti War Coalition Fundraiser"

More info:
???

Dave Harvey
"My good mate Dave Harvey aka Gunga from The Cast of Thousands.......allegedly one of the biggest bands to have emerged from Derry in the eighties.......( they sound naff to me, mind) swears by the place."(http://www.redcafe.net/f8/ballybofey-82661/)

More info:

???

Greg Terry Short

played in Doug Ferguson solo from Camel (1978),The Jackie Lynton Band (1983, and since 2000),Peter Green (1985)
"1983 saw the Jackie Lynton band taking a heavier approach with the album 'White Line' featuring the same now matured line up of Greg Terry-Short, drums.After so many failed promises from various record companies a little disillusion set in and the long standing line up split. The drummer, Greg Terry-Short left to join Peter Green (ex Fleetwood Mac).He become a permanent member of The Jackie Lynton Band since 2000. (
http://www.onlineonair.com/cgi-bin/espsearch.pl)

He was the producer of The Jackie Lynton Band: “Cereal Thriller” album.


More info:
http://www.rogerandfran.com/GIGREPORTS.htm


Any more info will be appreciated if you send!

2 Comments:

OpenID fanningsessions said...

Great detective work and thanks for the tunes. I posted a few memories on my own blog. Did you see Jim Walker has posted some videos and interviews on YouTube?

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Nico said...

If you could ever repost the cd I shall be most thankful. Please get in touch with me at thecreepshowpub(at)yahoo(dot)es if you do so. Thanks a lot for the great work!!

4:55 PM  

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