Heavy Stereo

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Heavy Stereo
Origin Durham, England
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop, hard rock, post-punk, indie rock, glam rock.
Labels Creation
Associated acts Oasis, The Jam
Members Gem Archer
Nez
Pete Downing
Nick Jones

Heavy Stereo were an English alternative rock band, who were active in the early to mid 1990s. There were known for having had a 1970s glam rock styled sound, and for their album, Déjà Voodoo. They are also known for opening for Oasis, which Heavy Stereo’s frontman Gem Archer later joined.

Career[edit]

Heavy Stereo was fronted by lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and producer Gem Archer, later of Oasis.[1] They were heavily influenced by 1970s glam rock,[2] including Gary Glitter, The New York Dolls, and Sweet.[3] They released their debut album, Deja Voodoo, in 1996. The band split up after Archer joined Oasis as a rhythm guitarist and keyboardist, replacing Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs for their Standing on the Shoulder of Giants Tour,[4] and on all albums and tours afterwards until their breakup in 2009. Archer then began work on a new project with other members of Oasis, called Beady Eye. Jones is now playing in The Jim Jones Revue.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Déjà Voodoo (September 1996)
All songs written by Gem Archer, and produced by Heavy Stereo, John Bell and Steve Orchard.
  1. "Chinese Burn"
  2. "Cartoon Moon"
  3. "Déjà Voodoo"
  4. "Tell Yer Ma"
  5. "Crown of Thoughts"
  6. "Mouse in a Hole"
  7. "Bangers and Mash"
  8. "Deep Fried Heart"
  9. "Reaching for Heaven"
  10. "Keep Up"
  11. "Planet Empty"
  12. "Shooting Star"
  • B-Sides & Singles (January 2010)
  1. "Sleep Freak"
  2. "Smiler"
  3. "Cartoon Moon" (Acoustic)
  4. "Magic Sponge"
  5. "No Small Print"
  6. "Worm Brain"
  7. "Big Apple Pie"
  8. "Freedom Bug"
  9. "Pleasure Dip"
  10. "Wonderfools"
  11. "The Gift" (Cover of The Jam song)

Chart singles[edit]

  • "Sleep Freak" (1995) - UK #46
  • "Smiler" (1995) - UK #46
  • "Chinese Burn" (1996) - UK #45
  • "Mouse in a Hole" (1996) - UK #53[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mad4gem.tripod.com
  2. ^ Myspace.com
  3. ^ Thefilter.com
  4. ^ Artistdirect.com
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 249. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.