Glueleg - 1994
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||alternative|alternative rock|progressive rock|hard rock|art rock|
|Labels||EMI, Pure Records, Page Publications, Glueleg|
|Associated acts||I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party, Spookey Ruben, The Rheostatics|
|Past members||Carlos Alberto Alonso
Glueleg was formed by Carlos Alberto Alonso, Ruben Huizenga and Blake Howard. They had several hit singles from 1994 to 1997 with the songs Heroic Doses, Come With Me and Mr. Pink off their second and most successful album Heroic Doses produced by James Stewart, recorded at Reaction Studios, Toronto in 1994. And with Pistons, and Dragonfly off their third Sylvia Massy produced album, Clodhopper. The band, led by Chapman Stick player, songwriter and vocalist Carlos Alberto Alonso and guitar player, songwriter and vocalist Ruben Huizenga broke up in 1998, with the members all going on to different projects.
The band's music consisted of a hard-edged progressive, art-rock sound. The music prominently featured the sounds of Chapman Stick, saxophone and trumpet arranged alongside hard rock guitar and vocal raps. A recording contract with Pure Records and Canadian and USA national record distribution through Page Publications gave the band enough exposure to support six national tours with opening spots for I Mother Earth, The Tea Party and Our Lady Peace as well as performing with other Canadian bands of that era. In 1997 the band signed a distribution deal with EMI.
The band released three albums and one EP: Angst (1991), Park Alien (EP-1993), Heroic Doses (1994) and Clodhopper (1997). Their career included various performances at Edgefest and five music videos that received considerable airplay in Canada.
- (1993) Park Alien (Independent)
- (1991) Angst (Independent)
- (1994) Heroic Doses (Glueleg) (reissued in 1995 on Pure Records)
- (1997) Clodhopper (EMI)
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