Colourbox-missing in action?

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Anyone know what happened to Colourbox, One great album in '85, a handful of great singles, the MARRS project then nothing. Lorita Grahame must be one of the great lost singers.

Billy Dods, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The only thing since Colourbox was the collaboration with arkane - in 1987 pump up the voulume, the b side of the single Anitina (version) is one of the most startling tracks ever to get to number one - very dubby and electronic.

So far there have been two Colourbox albums - the original self titled 1985 album that so ahead of time, along with Yello, Scritti Politti, New Order and Cabaret Voltaire - 1985 electronic music that was futuristic and fresh.

Also a remix album that includes the 1986 England Unofficial world cup theme - that is dancefloor brilliance.

That Colourbox indeed did not record after this was a great loss to music, and their music has been marginalized to oscurity.

Check Beg gars Banquet USA a best of Colourbox CD is coming in August. Hopefully that will create interest in this fine band.

DJ Martian, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Am I the only one who thinks that "frontier psychiatrist" is an up-to- date version of "just give'em whiskey"?

fernando, Wednesday, 23 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Bloody Hell, Fernando - you're so on the money you should be the fucking Queen!

Tom, Wednesday, 23 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Check Beg gars Banquet USA a best of Colourbox CD is coming in August

Ah! Great news. Now if only Beggars will re-issue the A.R. Kane records...

scott p., Wednesday, 23 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The AR Kane albums were re-released by One Little Indian in 1999. All available via Amazon and others.

STILL waiting for 23 Skidoo, though.

Dr. C, Thursday, 24 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I knew I was the one! :)

fernando, Thursday, 24 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The AR Kane albums were re-released by One Little Indian in 1999. All available via Amazon and others.

Uh-oh, I'm guilty of Americentrism. Seriously though, thanks.

scott p., Thursday, 24 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

six months pass...
fernando: "Am I the only one who thinks that "frontier psychiatrist" is an up-to- date version of "just give'em whiskey"?"

Heh! This was independently discovered (as they say in academia) by me just a few days ago! Nice.

OleM, Saturday, 8 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
It's not as if time's real y'know!

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Last story I heard was that Colourbox used the money from "volume" to get off 4AD label.

Guess they succeeded.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Crikey, 21 one years on from their debut and I'm still hoping that they'll release a follow up sometime soon. If I were a very rich man I'd get Lorita Grahame back in the studio again, still one of the great 'lost' singers.

This was my first post on ILM, I'll look forward to the next revive in 2011.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:50 (fourteen years ago) link

five years pass...

Er, revive.

I'd pay a good amount of money for a complete Colourbox box.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Thursday, 3 November 2011 21:19 (eight years ago) link

i think i own everything they ever did on vinyl, but i would buy it again in box-set form. cuz i'm like that.

scott seward, Thursday, 3 November 2011 23:22 (eight years ago) link

I'll look forward to the next revive in 2011

Can't wait for the 2016 revive.

Still clinging on to the hope that they're working on a follow up.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Friday, 4 November 2011 18:05 (eight years ago) link

I sold the singles comp aka "Horses F*cking" mainly because the cover put me off so much!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:00 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

I'd pay a good amount of money for a complete Colourbox box.

oh hi

http://archive.beggars.com/releases/163/colourbox-box-set

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:26 (eight years ago) link

$30 not obscene at all imo

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:27 (eight years ago) link

splitting Philip Glass off from World Cup Theme 12"

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:58 (eight years ago) link

A.R. Kane are supposed to be releasing a singles comp this Spring as well... 2012 will be the year of Pump Up the Volume!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 16 February 2012 01:08 (eight years ago) link

(pre-ordered this immediately)

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 16 February 2012 01:08 (eight years ago) link

HELLO

Andy K, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:08 (eight years ago) link

I am a happy soul.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:13 (eight years ago) link

i own most of this on vinyl but would still buy this. cuz thats who i am.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:16 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Got mine in the mail today. It got destroyed in transit, but the CDs are still ripable, so I get to listen! It's a pretty little box, too.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 05:02 (eight years ago) link

Maaaan, I'm all over this. "Tarantula" is one of my all-time favorite singles, no joke.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 05:31 (eight years ago) link

yeah i love tarantula, so nice to have a proper reissue of it (both versions!)

'real danger' of Abbott ovenmitt (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 05:35 (eight years ago) link

Also, 4AD, what is with charging me $11 for UPS delivery and then sending it in a cheapo padded mailer via parcel post for $2.50? Come on.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 06:28 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

Really loving "Arena II" and "Manic II" from the MAD 509 bonus album tonight... nothing like them before or since

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 11 September 2020 06:05 (one week ago) link

Last time I looked, the box set was big money

Mark G, Friday, 11 September 2020 06:10 (one week ago) link

wow you ain't kidding

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 11 September 2020 06:16 (one week ago) link

yeah, i know.
i missed out and have regretted it ever since.
they do love their very limited runs of boxsets at 4ad.

mark e, Friday, 11 September 2020 08:29 (one week ago) link

yeah the Lush box set/book also goes for mad money looks like

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

I think the Colourbox set was a better way to go: keep it simple

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:36 (one week ago) link


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