...Ish (album)

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...ish
Studio album by 1927
Released 4 December 1988 (1988-12-04)
Recorded August–October 1988
Genre Australian rock, pop
Length 38:16
Label Trafalgar
Producer Charles Fisher, Jim Bonneford
1927 chronology
...ish
(1988)
The Other Side
(1990)
Singles from ...ish
  1. "That's When I Think of You"
    Released: September 1988
  2. "If I Could"
    Released: November 1988
  3. "You'll Never Know"
    Released: February 1989
  4. "Compulsory Hero"
    Released: April 1989
  5. "To Love Me"
    Released: June 1989

...ish is the debut album by Australian pop rock band 1927, released on 4 December 1988, which peaked at number one for four weeks in early 1989 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album remained in the top 50 for 45 weeks and reached No. 2 on the 1989 ARIA Year End Albums Chart and was awarded 5× platinum certification – for shipment of more than 350,000 copies. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1989, 1927 won 'Breakthrough Artist - Single' for "That's When I Think of You" and 'Breakthrough Artist - Album' for ...ish. At the 1990 ceremony the group won 'Best Video' for "Compulsory Hero", which was directed by Geoff Barter. In 1999 rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, described the album as "brimful of stirring, stately pop rock anthems". As of 2002, it was in the top 10 of the most successful debut albums by Australian artists.

Background[edit]

1927 formed in Melbourne in 1987 as a pop, rock band with James Barton on drums, Bill Frost on bass guitar, his brother Garry Frost (ex-Moving Pictures) on guitar and keyboards, and Eric Weideman on lead vocals and guitar.[1][2] After a year of vainly seeking a recording contract, 1927 were signed by Charles Fisher for his label, Trafalgar Productions.[1][3] With Fisher producing the group recorded their debut single, "That's When I Think of You", which entered the ARIA Singles Chart in September 1988 and peaked at No. 6.[4] It is co-written by Garry Frost and Weideman.[5][6] In 2011 former Hi-5 member, Nathan Foley, covered "That's When I Think of You" on his live album, Acoustic Rhythms.[6][7] In November 1988 the band released their second single, "If I Could", which peaked at No. 4.[4] It was co-produced by Fisher with Jim Bonneford (their engineer), and was written by Garry Frost.[5][8] In early December their debut album, ...ish, largely produced by Fisher (except "If I Could"), followed.[1][2] Rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, described it as "brimful of stirring, stately pop rock anthems".[1] It peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for four weeks and stayed in the Top 50 for 45 weeks.[4] It was awarded 5× platinum certification – for shipment of more than 350,000 copies.[1] As of 2002, it was in the top 10 of the most successful debut albums by Australian artists.[9]

Two more top 20 singles from the album followed, "You'll Never Know" (February 1989) and "Compulsory Hero" (April).[4] A fifth single, "To Love Me", was issued in June but did not reach the top 50. In 1989 "That's When I Think of You" was released internationally, it peaked in the Top 50 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart,[10] and just reached the United States Billboard Hot 100.[11] At the ARIA Music Awards of 1989, 1927 won 'Breakthrough Artist - Single' for "That's When I Think of You" and 'Breakthrough Artist - Album' for ...ish.[12] On the 1989 ARIA End of Year Top 50 Albums Chart it reached No. 2.[13] At the 1990 ceremony the group won 'Best Video' for "Compulsory Hero", which was directed by Geoff Barter.[14] The band added Charlie Cole on keyboards (ex-Moving Pictures) and toured Australia in support of the album and associated singles.[1][2] By late 1989, they started work for their second album, The Other Side, when Garry Frost announced he was leaving the band early the following year.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Garry Frost,[8] unless otherwise indicated. 

No. Title Length
1. "To Love Me" (Eric Weideman, Garry Frost[15]) 4:21
2. "That's When I Think of You" (Weideman, G Frost[6]) 4:13
3. "If I Could"   3:40
4. "You'll Never Know" (Armondo Hurley, G Frost) 3:40
5. "Compulsory Hero"   4:34
6. "All the People" (Weideman, G Frost) 3:53
7. "Nothing in the Universe"   4:05
8. "Propaganda Machine" (E Weideman, P Frost, G Frost) 3:25
9. "Give the Kid a Break"   3:35
10. "The Mess"   2:43

Personnel[edit]

1927 members
Production work
  • Producer – Charles Fisher, Jim Bonneford (on "If I Could")
  • Engineer – David Hemming, Jim Bonneford

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1988 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Singles
Year Title Peak chart positions
AUS
ARIA
[4]
UK
OCC
[10]
US
Hot
[11]
1988 "That's When I Think of You"[A] 6 46 100
"If I Could"[B] 4
1989 "You'll Never Know"[C] 15
"Compulsory Hero"[D] 14
"To Love Me"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Notes[edit]

A.^ "That's When I Think of You" peaked at No. 40 on the 1988 ARIA End of Year Top 50 Singles Chart.[16] At the ARIA Music Awards of 1989, 1927 won 'Breakthrough Artist - Single' for "That's When I Think of You".[12]
B.^ "If I Could" peaked at No. 21 on the 1989 ARIA End of Year Top 50 Singles Chart.[17]
C.^ "You'll Never Know" peaked at No. 81 on the 1989 ARIA End of Year Top 50 Singles Chart.
D.^ "Compulsory Hero" won the 1990 ARIA Award for Best Music Video, directed by Geoff Barter.[14]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g McFarlane, '1927' entry. Archived from the original on 17 May 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Holmgren, Magnus. Magnus Holmgren, ed. "1927". Australian Rock Database (Passagen). Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Swift, Brendan. "1927 > Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Hung, Steffen. "1927 Discography". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "1927 – Album Info and Credits". 1927 Official Website (former). Archived from the original on 29 August 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c ""That's When I Think of You" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Music – Acoustic Rhythms". iTunes. (Apple Inc.). 31 October 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  8. ^ a b ""If I Could" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed (2002). "Chart Beat". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 29 January 2003. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "1927". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "1927 > Charts & Awards > Billboard singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year: 3rd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1989". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 1989. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year: 4th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  15. ^ ""To Love Me" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 26 June 2012.  Note: For additional tracks click on 'Search again' and enter Title details.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1988". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 1988. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1989". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 1989. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
Preceded by
Hits of '89 Volume 1 by Various artists
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
1–21 May 1989
Succeeded by
Edge by Daryl Braithwaite