Coverafbeelding ABC - That Was Then But This Is Now
  • Statistieken
  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   1983

Artiestinformatie

Land   Engeland

Newwaveband uit Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Engeland, opgericht in 1980, nadat zanger Martin Fry voor zijn eigen fanzine Modern Drugs gitarist/toetsenist Mark White en saxofonist Stephen Singleton had geïnterviewd over de band Vice Versa. Fry wordt gevraagd of hij de groep wil komen versterken als leadzanger.



Ze dopen hun naam om in ABC, tezamen met basgitarist Mark Lickley en drummer David Robinson. Lickley verlaat de groep in 1981. Nog vóór de debuutalbumsessie The Lexicon of Love (1982) draagt Robinson de drumstokjes over aan David Palmer. Palmer en Singleton stappen op in 1983.



Fry en White verhuizen naar New York in 1984. David Yarrith (toetsen) en Eden (geboren als Fiona Russell-Powell; percussie) worden aan de band toegevoegd. Na 1987 blijven Fry en White alleen over.



Songtekst

Why make the past your sacred cow?
Why guess you've changed? You've changed and how
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Fruit's grown rotten on the bough
Reap what you sow, with a counterfeit plough
Yeah, yeah, yeah

That was then, but this is now
That was then, but this is now

More sacrifices than an Aztec priest
Standing here straining at that leash
All fall down

Can't complain, mustn't grumble
Help yourself to another piece of apple, crumble
And consequently

Hearts of oak are charged and blistered
Russians should be baby sitted
Americans enlisted, hey

That was then, but this is now
That was then, but this is now
That was then, but this is now
That was then, but this is now

That was then, that was then, but this is now
That was then, that was then, but this is now
That was then, that was then, but this is now
That was then, that was then, but this is now

Songinformatie

ArtiestABC
 A-kant
Titel That Was Then But This Is Now
Lengte 3:35
Componist(en) Fry, Singleton, White
Producer(s) abc with Gary Langan
 B-kant
Titel Vetigo
Lengte 1:54
Platenlabel Mercury
Catalogusnr 814 631-7
Hoogste positie UK 18
Hoogste positie US 89
Album Beauty Stab

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