CROWN OF THORNS BIOGRAPHY
Crown Of Thorns was one of the forerunners of the "disco/synth" influenced techno sound, albeit with a "punky" edge, that would
become all the rage a decade later. They made their first album appearance on the Illegal Records
collection The Defiant Pose in 1983 with "Gone Are The Days." Their debut EP followed in the
US later that year.
Crown Of Thorns L to R: Keith Finch (keyboards), Ty Holden (bass),
(guitars, vocals), Phil Snow (drums, percussion) and Steve Soer (vocals, trumpet).
In 1984, five more songs appeared in the UK only, in various 12" and 7" combinations: "Kingdom Come",
"Guns In The Name Of God", "World Radio", "Diamond Jim" and "No Man's Land". The band's output seems,
abruptly, to have ended there. An anticipated debut album never materialized and the band soon faded
from memory, reduced to nothing more than an entry on William Orbit's resumé...
CROWN OF THORNS I.R.S. DISCOGRAPHY
This discography will cover only CROWN OF THORNS' recordings for I.R.S. Records. Recordings for
other labels, other recordings, solo recordings and guest appearances, may be mentioned in the biography or
discography, but details can be found by visiting some of the cool links for CROWN OF THORNS, below...
Albums & EPs
CROWN OF THORNS EP
IRS SP70410 (Released 25 October 1983)
Track 1 Produced by William Orbit (a TorchSong/Guerilla Production)
Track 2 Produced by Richard Mazda
Track 3 Produced by Rikky Sylvan & Crown Of Thorns
Sleeve Design by Graham Humphreys
Keith Finch: Keyboards
Ty Holden: Bass
Malcolm Mehyer: Guitar, Vocals
Phil Snow: Drums, Percussion
Steve Soer: Vocals, Trumpet
Laurie Mayer: Backing Vocals, cut 1
William Orbit: Percussion, cut 1
Review Coming Soon!
- Pictures (COT) 5:20
- Gone Are The Days (COT) 3:20
- The Treatment (COT) 4:31
Compilations & Soundtracks
KROQ PRESENTS THE NORMAL NOISE OF IRS (IRS #?) includes "Gone Are The Days"
MARK OF THE BEAST (#Free-666): features "Pictures"
CROWN OF THORNS LINKS & OTHER COOL STUFF
Unfortunately at the present time we could find no links to websites pertaining to Crown Of Thorns,
nor is there any fan club info. A search on "Crown Of Thorns" will get you to current band by that
name (led by a former Plasmatic)...
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