This Picture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the single by the band Placebo, see This Picture (song).
This Picture
Origin Cheltenham, England
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1989–1995
Labels RCA/Dedicated, Rough Trade
Past members Symon Bye
Duncan Forrester
Robert Forrester
Austen Rowley
Steve Hughes

This Picture were a UK alternative rock band that was formed in 1989 in Cheltenham, England and broke up in 1995, after releasing two albums.

History[edit]

The band consisted of lead singer Symon Bye, Duncan Forrester (drums), Robert Forrester (guitar), and Austen Rowley, who replaced original bass player Steve Hughes in 1991.[1] The band released two albums, the Kevin Moloney-produced A Violent Impression (1991) and City of Sin (1994), both issued by RCA Records in the US and Dedicated in the UK.[2][3]

Symon and Duncan kept in touch and continued to write and record, eventually signing a deal with EMI Publishing. In 2005, This Picture was scheduled to record a third album at the Loungefish Recording Studio in Gloucestershire with a Spring 2006 release but no release has been seen to date.[4] Symon was also a member of a band called 'd tone & Me' and four of his songs are featured in a movie directed by E D Maytum, called Blind (2007).[citation needed]

Tom Demalon drew comparisons to U2 and Hothouse Flowers in his review of the album Violent Impression. Demalon gave the album 2 stars in the review for AllMusic.com [5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • A Violent Impression (Dedicated/RCA 1991)
  1. "Naked Rain" – 3:41
  2. "All I Believe In" – 3:23
  3. "The Great Tree" – 4:09
  4. "Step Up" – 3:41
  5. "Death's Sweet Religion" – 6:27
  6. "Breathe Deeply Now" – 3:13
  7. "A Violent Impression" – 5:00
  8. "Still Life" – 4:45
  9. "5:30 AM" – 4:14
  10. "As Deep As This One" – 3:14
  11. "And I You" – 3:09
  • City of Sin (Dedicated/RCA 1994)
  1. "The Great Escape" – 4:35
  2. "Heart Of Another Man" – 4:08
  3. "Sycamore Seeds" – 6:04
  4. "Hands On My Soul" – 4:14
  5. "Face Up To The Facts" – 3:56
  6. "Fire In The House" – 3:42
  7. "Rains Like Fire" – 4:21
  8. "City Of Sin" – 4:35
  9. "Highrise" – 4:42
  10. "The Outsider" – 5:57
  11. "The Prophet" – 3:19

Singles[edit]

  • "Naked Rain" (33⅓ EP, Rough Trade, 1989 - RTT237)
  1. "Naked Rain" – ?
  2. "Rape the Hillside" – ?
  3. "Decide" – ?
  • "Breathe Deeply Now" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Breathe Deeply Now" – 3:13
  2. "The Offering" – 4:16
  3. "Death's Sweet Religion (Acoustic Version)" – 2:23
  4. "I Can't Help Myself" – 3:14
  • "Naked Rain" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Naked Rain (EDIT)" – 3:44
  2. "With You I Can Never Win" – 3:43
  3. "Stronger Than Life Itself (LIVE)" – 6:03
  4. "Naked Rain" – 4:37
  • "Stronger Than Life Itself" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Stronger Than Life Itself" - 3:58
  2. "Blacker Than" - 5:29
  3. "Not Whole, Not Half, Not Man" - 4:12
  4. "When Your Eyes Are Closed" - 1:24
  • "The Great Tree" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "The Great Tree" - 4:08
  2. "Blacker Than" - 5:32
  3. "Not Whole, Not Half, Not Man" - 4:12
  4. "When Your Eyes Are Closed" - 1:25
  • "With You I Can Never Win" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "With You I Can Never Win" - 3:47
  2. "Death's Sweet Religion" - 2:24
  3. "I Can't Help Myself" - 3:16
  4. "The Offering" - 4:17
  • "Step Up" (Dedicated, 1992)
  1. "Step Up (Reinterpretation)" – 3:41
  2. "Hey Mr. Caterpillar" – 3:33
  3. "The Great Tree (LP Version)" – 4:09
  • "Highrise" (Dedicated, 1993)
  1. "Highrise" – 4:17
  2. "Naked Rain (LIVE)" – 4:18
  3. "Highrise (Album Version)" – 4:39
  • Acoustic Versions EP (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Heart Of Another Main" - 3:56
  2. "Hands On My Soul" - 3:58
  3. "The Great Escape" - 4:28
  4. "Rains Like Fire" - 3:17
  • "Hands On My Soul" (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Hands On My Soul (Radio Edit)" - 3:17
  2. "Rains Like Fire" - 4:20
  3. "The Prophet" - 3:22
  • "Heart Of Another Man" (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Heart Of Another Man" – 4:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutton, Michael "This Picture Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-07
  2. ^ Jenkins, Mark (1992) "With This Picture, Excess Exhilarating", Washington Post, 20 March 1992, p. N13
  3. ^ Yeske, Katherine "This Picture", Trouser Press, retrieved 2011-05-07
  4. ^ http://www.loungefish.com/  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Demalon, Tom "Violent Impression Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-07