Crown Of Thorns - Pictures 12'' and Kingdom Come 12" (1983)






These two 12" were both released in 1983. According to the IRS band site: Crown Of Thorns was one of the forerunners of the "disco/synth" influenced techno sound, albeit with a "punky" edge, that would become all the rage a decade later. They made their first album appearance on the Illegal Records collection The Defiant Pose in 1983 with "Gone Are The Days." Their debut EP followed in the US later that year. In 1984, five more songs appeared in the UK only, in various 12" and 7" combinations: "Kingdom Come", "Guns In The Name Of God", "World Radio", "Diamond Jim" and "No Man's Land". The band's output seems, abruptly, to have ended there. An anticipated debut album never materialized and the band soon faded from memory, reduced to nothing more than an entry on William Orbit's resumé...
IRS Band Page here with more info







Cactus Mouth Informer posted the Kingdom Come 2 song single here

and a different Pictures Ep here



Crown Of Thorns:
Keith Finch (keyboards)
Ty Holden (bass)
Malcolm Mehyer (guitars, vocals)
Phil Snow (drums, percussion)
Steve Soer (vocals, trumpet)


My rips:
Downloads all available on main page : http://azlocal.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

Highlander said...

Thanks for these PJS and the visit over at CMI. Fills in a few gaps for the missing CoT songs listed by IRS.

Fritz die Spinne said...

COT is a new find for me--would you please re-do the uploads? Z-share is looped. I hgave slowly been replacing my own shares. Thanks.

Fritz die Spinne said...

Will you please replace the shares. COT is a new find for me, and I would like to have these in my collection. Thanks.

PJS said...

I re-upped the links, enjoy!

Fritz die Spinne said...

I am enjoying them--Thanks!

Louise said...

I am nmarried to Steve Soer and it is good to see that poeple are still enjoying his music!

T150662 said...

"Guns in the Name of God" still runs through my head. Louise tell Steve that Shaun from Kilburn says hello. Wow, so many moons ago.

T150662 said...

Still love 'Guns in the Name of God'. Louise, tell Steve that Shaun from Kilburn says hello.
SH.

T150662 said...

Shaun from kilburn says hello.

T150662 said...

Shaun from Kilburn says hello.

Anonymous said...

Hi I hope I am not too late to have you repost Pictures by COT. I am from Toronto Canada and just figured out the name of this song on an 80s tape. I would loved to hear the whole song. Thank you.

Marino