The Aloof

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The Aloof
OriginLondon, England
GenresElectronic
Years active1990–2000
Labels
Members
  • Ricky Barrow
  • Gary Burns
  • Jagz Kooner
  • Richard Thair
  • Dean Thatcher

The Aloof were a British electronic music group. They formed in London, England, in 1990.[1] The group consisted of Ricky Barrow, Gary Burns, Jagz Kooner, Richard Thair, and Dean Thatcher.[2] They were active during the 1990s, and released four studio albums: Cover the Crime (1994), Sinking (1996), Seeking Pleasure (1998), and This Constant Chase for Thrills (1999).[1][2]

On the day of the death of Diana Princess of Wales, BBC Radio 1 played their instrumental, "The Last Stand", every thirty minutes for several hours.[3][4]

Members[edit]

  • Ricky Barrow (vocals)
  • Gary Burns (keyboards, bass)
  • Jagz Kooner (programming, engineering)
  • Richard Thair (drums, percussion)
  • Dean Thatcher (keyboards)[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Cover the Crime (1994)
  • Sinking (1996)
  • Seeking Pleasure (1998)
  • This Constant Chase for Thrills (1999)[1]

Singles[edit]

  • "Never Get Out the Boat" (1991) UK No. 98
  • "Scooter" "The World as One" (1991)
  • "On a Mission" (1992) UK No. 64
  • "Purity" (1992)
  • "Purity (Remixes)" (1992)
  • "Agent O" (1994)
  • "Cover the Crime" (1994)
  • "Mind" (1994)
  • "Society" "Drum (Live Mix)" (1994)
  • "Favelas" (1995) UK No. 95
  • "Stuck on the Shelf" (1995)
  • "Wish You Were Here..." (1996) UK No. 61
  • "One Night Stand" (1996) UK No. 30
  • "Sinking" (1997)
  • "What I Miss the Most" (1998) UK No. 70
  • "Infatuated" (1999)
  • "Doing It for the Money" (2000)[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 16. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "The Aloof - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. ^ Stubbs, David (3 October 2016). "Like Joy Division Never Happened - A 1996 Playlist". The Quietus. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  4. ^ "1997-08-31 - BBC Radio 1, Princess Diana Death, Aircheck & Newsbeat Report". Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 20. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ "Aloof". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 July 2020.

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