The Charlatans (UK band)
The Charlatans (in the U.S. also The Charlatans UK) are an English musical group. Three of their albums have reached number one in the UK album charts. Her most famous songs include The Only One I Know, Just When You're Thinkin 'Things Over, One to Another and North Country Boy.
The Charlatans were founded in 1988 by Martin Blunt, former member of the Mod band Makin 'Time, along with Baz Ketley and Jon Brookes in Greater Birmingham. Blunt suggested name as Law Lords, Ketley preferred the name The Charlatans. The decision was determined by coin toss. Shortly thereafter, keyboardist Rob Collins joined the band, an element that has greatly influenced the sound of the Charlatans. In this formation, two demos were released.
Ketley left the band in 1989, the Mancunian Tim Burgess became the new singer, the guitar took over Jon Baker. The first single Indian Rope was released in January 1990. After that, the band benefited from the Madchester boom: The second single The Only One I Know climbed into the top ten, which published in the same year debut album Some Friendly even reached the top of the album charts.
1991 Charlatans gave concerts for the first time in the U.S. and Japan. In the same year Baker left the band and was replaced by Mark Collins, his debut was the new guitarist on the single Me in Time. With the flattening of the Madchester boom and the success of the Charlatans fell; the second, produced by Flood album Between 10th and 11th (1992 ) was significantly less successful than the debut album.
Rob Collins sat 1993/1994 a four- month sentence for driving a getaway cars from shortly after his release, the single Can not Get Out of Bed was published, the associated album Up to Our Hips was again somewhat more successful than its predecessor.
A kind of comeback succeeded with the hit the Charlatans Just When You're Thinkin 'Things Over and the associated album The Charlatans in 1995, her second number-one album. They benefited from the maelstrom of the Britpop movement of the mid-90s, led by Oasis and Blur. In June, the Charlatans played at the Glastonbury Festival.
On 22 July 1996, the keyboardist Rob Collins was killed in a car accident in Wales. According to investigation, he was intoxicated and not wearing a seatbelt, Collins left a wife and a young daughter. Despite the shock, but the group decided to carry on. On August 11, they performed as support of Oasis in Knebworth, on keyboards helped Martin Duffy from Primal Scream. The shortly thereafter released single One to Another reached number three in the UK singles charts, the highest ever placement for the Charlatans. It was followed by 1997, two other top ten singles, North Country Boy and How High, as well as the number-one album Tellin ' Stories.
There was a change of record label Beggars Banquet Records to Universal. The keyboard player Tony Rogers, who had accompanied the Charlatans on tour in 1997, was an official on the next album Us and Us Only (1999) member of the group. Next followed the albums Wonderland ( 2001) and Up at the Lake (2004), after the contract expired with Universal.
2006 returned with the album, the Charlatans Simpatico to an indie label back, this time to Sanctuary Records. In terms of their record sales, they were not as successful as in the 1990s, but were opened for well-known bands such as the Rolling Stones, The Police, Oasis or The Who still in the spotlight. The single You Cross My Path ( 2007) was released only as a download, the eponymous album was also initially only available as a free download, in May 2008, it was also released on CD and vinyl.
For the 20th anniversary of Some Friendly in 2010, this album was re-released as 2CD Expanded Edition. The anniversary was accompanied by a small concert series in which the Charlatans played all the songs on the album and some more of that time. A new studio album, Who We Touch was released in September 2010.
Drummer Jon Brookes ( born September 21, 1968) died on August 13, 2013, the consequences of a brain tumor.
- Some Friendly (8 October 1990) - UK # 1, U.S. # 73
- Between 10th and 11th ( March 23, 1992 ) - UK # 21
- Up to Our Hips ( 21 March 1994 ) - UK # 8
- The Charlatans (28 August 1995) - UK # 1
- Tellin ' Stories (21 April 1997) - UK # 1
- Wonderland (10 September 2001) - UK # 2
- Simpatico (17 April 2006) - UK # 10
- You Cross My Path (May 19, 2008, when free download already 3 March 2008) - UK # 39
- Who We Touch (6 September 2010) - UK # 21
- Melting Pot - Best Of ( 23 February 1998 ) - UK # 4
- Songs from the Other Side (20 May 2002)
- Forever. The Singles ( 6 November 2006) - UK # 38
- The Best Of The BBC Sessions ( 14 July 2008)
- Some Friendly Expanded Edition (May 17, 2010)
- Live It Like You Love It ( 22 July 2002 ) - UK # 40
- Some Friendly - 20th Anniversary Concerts ( 31 May 2010)
- " Indian Rope " ( January 1990, re-released August 1991 ) - UK # 57
- " The Only One I Know" (May 14, 1990) - UK # 9
- " Then" (10 September 1990) - UK # 12
- "Over Rising" (25 February 1991) - UK # 15
- " Me In Time" (4 November 1991) - UK # 28
- " Weirdo " (24 February 1992) - UK # 19, U.S. Modern Rock # 1
- " Tremelo Song" (July 6, 1992) - UK # 44
- " Can not Get out of Bed " (24 January 1994) - UK # 24
- " I Never Want an Easy Life If Me and He Were Ever to Get There" (7 March 1994) - UK # 38
- "Jesus Hairdo " (20 June 1994) - UK # 48
- " Crashin ' In " (December 28, 1994) - UK # 31
- " Just Lookin '/ Bullet Comes" (8 May 1995) - UK # 32
- "Just When You're Thinkin 'Things Over" (7 August 1995) - UK # 12
- "One to Another" (26 August 1996) - UK # 3
- " North Country Boy" (24 March 1997) - UK # 4
- " How High " (June 9, 1997) - UK # 6
- " Tellin ' Stories" ( 20 October 1997) - UK # 16
- "Forever" (4 October 1999) - UK # 12
- " My Beautiful Friend" (6 December 1999) - UK # 31
- " Impossible" (15 May 2000) - UK # 15
- " Love Is the Key" (27 August 2001) - UK # 16
- " A Man Needs to Be Told" (19 November 2001) - UK # 31
- " Try Again Today" (July 26, 2004) - UK # 24
- " Loving You Is Easy " (20 December 2004) - just as a radio single
- " Blackened Blue Eyes" ( 3 April 2006) - UK # 28
- "NYC ( There's No Need to Stop )" ( 3 July 2006) - UK # 53
- " You're So Pretty, We're So Pretty ( ' Version 06 ) " (13 November 2006) - UK # 56
- " You Cross My Path" ( 29 October 2007) - free download
- " Oh Vanity " (February 23, 2008 re-released November 3, 2008 )
- "The Misbegotten " ( May 5, 2008 )
- " Mis -takes " ( 14 July 2008)
- "Love Is Ending" (2 August 2010)
- " My Foolish Pride" (20 September 2010)
- Just Lookin ' 1990 - 1997 (20 May 2002)
- Forever. The Singles (13 November 2006)