The Aloof

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The Aloof were a British alternative / pop / electronica supergroup, mixing electronic and dance elements with dub influences. They were active during the 1990s, and released four albums. Two members of The Aloof - Burns and Kooner - were also members of The Sabres of Paradise. Their drummer Richard Thair went on to join the band Red Snapper.

On the day of the death of Diana Princess of Wales, BBC Radio 1 played their instrumental, "The Last Stand" (an extended instrumental version of "One Night Stand"), every thirty minutes for several hours.[1][2] Both tracks appeared on the Sinking album, (East West Records, 1996).

Ricky Barrow sang on all tracks but two of Luke Slater's Alright On Top, (Mute Records 2002).

Four unreleased tracks were made available for listening and downloading on their MySpace page; "The Only Art I Know", "It's Not The Same", "Dover" and "Brighter Than The Sun".

Members[edit]

  • Ricky Barrow (vocals)
  • Gary Burns (keyboards, bass guitar)
  • Jagz Kooner (programming, engineering)
  • Richard Thair (drums, percussion)
  • Dean Thatcher (keyboards)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1991 "Never Get Out The Boat"
  • 1991 "Scooter / The World As One"
  • 1992 "On A Mission" (UK #64)
  • 1992 "Purity"
  • 1992 "Purity (Remixes)"
  • 1994 "Agent O"
  • 1994 "Cover The Crime"
  • 1994 "Mind"
  • 1994 "Society / Drum (Live Mix)"
  • 1995 "Favelas" UK #129
  • 1995 "Stuck on the Shelf" UK #193
  • 1996 "Wish You Were Here..." UK #61, UK #43 (1997 re-mix)
  • 1996 "One Night Stand" UK #30
  • 1997 "Sinking"
  • 1998 "What I Miss the Most" UK #70
  • 1999 "Infatuated"
  • 2000 "Doing It for the Money"[3]

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Steve (2014-03-14). "Post on DigitalSpy forum". Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "1997-08-31 - BBC Radio 1, Princess Diana Death, Aircheck & Newsbeat Report". Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 20. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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