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records1black
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I love this group they rock big time. They have such catchy songs and it is a shame they went bankrupt. I think that was because of their father tho. Not sure, but still, I am a pup.

This song is ace, Let me be the One [Cool]

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPRde0LKZ9E

Cheack out the dance moves on this one, the slighest touch

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HcahkiUSD-o

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I thought I was the only one whor emembered them! I loved Let Me Be The One and All Fall Down. They sort of reminded me of a '80s version of THE JACKSONS.
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In case you wanted to know more (and were interested in just how far the Jacksons motif could be followed) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Star

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I know what you mean about them being like the Jacksons. I think their dance rutines are ace though, they really could perform and it is a shame that they didn't have much sucess in the later part of the eighties. I think system addict was one of their biggest hits and Rain or Shine.
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I saw them live a few years ago and they were actually really good! What a suprise! [Smile]
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One of them was engaged to Eddie Murphy???
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quote:
Originally posted by mamamiasweetpeaches:
One of them was engaged to Eddie Murphy???

Wasn't everyone at some stage? I know I was (although that's a part of my life I don't really want to talk about)....

[Cool] [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Nick:
I saw them live a few years ago and they were actually really good! What a suprise! [Smile]

I am sooo jealous of you for seeing them live. I bet they were really good!!!! [Wink]
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I accidentally saw a Five Star video "Find the Time" yesterday on VH1 and i loved it!
What´s wrong with me [Smile]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBqfCjtuwaY&feature=related

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Of course i know the band but i´ve never actually listened any songs before.
Now can someone tell me should i buy the Silk and Steel (1986) cd based on that one tune?
Does it include similiar material?

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Accidentally huh, yeah right... [Razz]

Can't Wait Another Minute and Rain Or shine are also popular tunes from that same album.

I bet they sound familiar when you listen to them.

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'Silk and Steel' was their biggest album and had wall-to-wall hits. They were huge in the UK for about 2 years and then their popularity suddenly dried up. Main reason was their fans were primarily pre-pubescent and ditched them as they got older.

They had a whole bunch of catchy songs, but started taking themselves far too seriously. People started to hate them. Biggest falls from grace in the UK pop charts in the 80's: # 1) 'Bros' # 2) 'Five Star'.

Hits from 'Silk and Steel':

Rain or Shine # 2
Find the Time # 7
Can't Wait Another Minute # 7
The Slightest Touch # 4
Stay Out of My Life # 9
If I say Yes # 15

'System Addict' from their previous album is also a good one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lViUvmZZM8

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They have such catchy songs and it is a shame they went bankrupt. I think that was because of their father tho. Not sure, but still, I am a pup.
It was because they spent obscene amounts of money very quickly, and lost popularity quickly. It's hard to oversell just how disliked they were at a certain point (ditto Bros):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVZ_MMM2KhY

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I used to work in a record shop during their heyday, and was subjected to their stuff a lot.

At the time I thought they were so appalling, they made me want to stick a fork in both ears.

Despite all the years that have passed since, the mere mention of their name has had my hand hovering over the cutlery drawer... [Wink]

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Being from the states, I missed these guys completely. But then I heard System Addict years later and checked out the rest, and they are alright.

Now, Bros are on another level...Drop the Boy and When Will I Be Famous...A M A Z I N G!

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Now, Bros are on another level...Drop the Boy and When Will I Be Famous...A M A Z I N G!
Tut tut! Bros came from the town next to mine and my sister knew them (a bit). I HATED them at the time but when the New Kids came along and stole their thunder I suddenly became fascinated with their huge fall from grace.

Interesting to note: Listen to 'When Will I Be Famous' again... it isn't a guy singing the chorus! It was a female backing singer - she sued them and lost! Also interesting to note that their album listed songs written by 'The Brothers' to make people think they wrote them - they didn't.

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