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Encyclopedia > EMF (band)
EMF
Origin Cinderford, Gloucestershire
Country England, United Kingdom
Years active 19891995, 20012002
Genre(s) Rock
Techno
House
Electronica
Alternative
Label(s) EMI / Parlophone
Members James Atkin
Ian Dench
Zac Foley
Derry Brownson
Mark Decloedt

EMF is a British indie dance band which came to prominence at the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s. The band came from the Forest of Dean area of Gloucestershire. Their first single, "Unbelievable" was a number 3 hit, and their debut album, Schubert Dip went to number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. Location within the British Isles Cinderford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England, with a population of 8,116 people (2001 census). ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the piano, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... House music is a collection of styles of electronic dance music, the earliest forms of which originated in the United States in the early- to mid-1980s. ... Electronica is a rather vague term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... Zac Foley was the Bass player in late 80s, early 90s Pop-Dance act EMF. EMF stood for Epsom Mad Funkers. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... The (Royal) Forest of Dean is a region in the county of Gloucestershire, England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Schubert Dip is an album by the rock band EMF, released in 1991. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...


The name "EMF" officially stands for "Epsom Mad Funkers," but there are unofficial alternatives, such as "Every Mother's Favourite," "Eat My Fetus," and "Ecstasy Mother Fuckers" (the last of which occurring in an unnamed bonus track on Schubert Dip). The band was signed by EMI / Parlophone after a mere four gigs, without even asking for a demo tape. The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ...

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Band members

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Biography

They originally toured with D.J. Milf who now has his own band called Stateside and released music under the name Jose Sanchez. All the members were relatively well known in the local music scene before forming EMF in Cinderford, UK in October 1989.


Their music mixed light techno elements with rockier sounds - EMF regularly used samplers and sequencers. It has often been argued that EMF's music was influenced by Jesus Jones. In fact, the two bands formed a close relationship. Their music has also been counted as part of Madchester and indie dance. EMF were at the time also known for their baseball caps worn sideways, and the baggy shorts they wore. Jesus Jones is a British London-based rock group that performed and recorded in the late 1980s, throughout the 1990s, and into the 2000s. ... An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement. ... Indie dance is a term used for the genre of music combining elements of dance-pop (or other forms of electronic dance music such as house or techno) and indie pop. ...


In 1990, their debut "Unbelievable" topped the charts in many countries around the world, reaching the number one in the USA in 1991. The single features sampled utterances from comedian Andrew Dice Clay. In 1991 EMF released their debut album Schubert Dip which went to number 3 in the UK. The name was explained by songwriter, Ian Dench, as "If ever I'm short of a chord sequence I nick one from Schubert."[citation needed] Successful singles from their debut included "I Believe," "Children," and "Lies." The last one turned controversial for including a voice sample of Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer. Yoko Ono achieved an injunction and a modified version was included in future pressings. This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew Dice Clay (born September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor born Andrew Clay Silverstein. ... This article is in need of improvement. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940–8 December 1980) was as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the early leader of, and an enduring creative force with, The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono in 2005 Yoko Ono Lennon (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American musician and artist who has lived most of her life in the United States. ...


In 1992, EMF returned with an EP called Unexplained EP (including a cover version of "Search and Destroy") and later their second album Stigma, both of which did badly in the charts. The singles were "Getting Through," "They're Here," and "It's You." This has been explained with EMF's shift in style to more rocky sounds, but also by the rise of Britpop. Until their 1995 album Cha Cha Cha EMF effectively disappeared from sight. This album featured the singles "Perfect Day" and "Bleeding You Dry." Both were highly acclaimed, but failed to sell well. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Unexplained EP was the semi-second album by EMF. Tracks 1. ... Search And Destroy is a song recorded by Iggy and the Stooges in 1973. ... Unexplained EP was the semi-second album by EMF. Tracks 1. ... Getting Through was a song recorded by EMF in 1992. ... Tracks 1. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock and cultural movement which gained popularity in Great Britain in the mid 1990s, characterised by the prominence of bands influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cha Cha Cha was the last career album EMF put out. ... Perfect Day is a song written by Lou Reed in 1972, made famous in the 1990s through featuring in the film Trainspotting (1996), and after its release as a charity single in 1997. ... Tracks 1. ...


In summer 1995 EMF teamed up with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer and recorded "I'm a Believer" (a cover song from The Monkees). This single sold better, but critics were less enthusiastic, stating desperation.[citation needed] The band then released Afro King which was by some regarded as a return to dance-pop origins, but the release failed to do well. After this, the band split, however, all members of the band continued to play music. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vic Reeves in the mid 90s Vic Reeves (born James Jim Roderick Moir January 24, 1959) is an English comedian, best known through his double act with Bob Mortimer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Im a Believer is a song composed by Neil Diamond, recorded by the band The Monkees in 1966. ... The Monkees in 1967 (left to right): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork The Monkees were a four-man musical band created to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ...


In 2001, EMF gave a reunion gig in London, UK. They also released a best of album Epsom Mad Funkers: The Best Of EMF. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Greatest Hits is a common name for a compilation album of an artists most popular songs. ...


In 2005, Kraft Foods used EMF's "Unbelievable" in their Kraft Crumbles advertisement campaign. The original song's chorus, "It's unbelievable," was replaced with a more "crumble-centric" chorus declaring "It's crumb-believable." Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ...


Discography

Year Albums UK Chart US Charts
1991 Schubert Dip 3 3
1992 Unexplained EP 18 -
1992 Stigma 19 -
1995 Cha Cha Cha 30 -
2001 Epsom Mad Funker: The Best Of EMF - -
Year Singles UK Singles Chart US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Dance Album
1990 "Unbelievable" 3 1 3 - Schubert Dip
1991 "Lies" 28 18 27 - Schubert Dip
1991 "I Believe" 6 - 10 - Schubert Dip
1991 "Children" 19 - 26 - Schubert Dip
1992 "Search and Destroy" - - - - Unexplained EP
1992 "Getting Through" - - - - Unexplined EP / Stigma
1992 "They're Here" 29 - 27 - Stigma
1992 "It's You" 23 - - - Stigma
1995 "Perfect Day" 27 - - - Cha Cha Cha
1995 "Bleeding You Dry" - - - - Cha Cha Cha
1995 "I'm a Believer" 3 - - - Non-LP Track
1995 "Afro King" 51 - - - Non-LP Track

Schubert Dip is an album by the rock band EMF, released in 1991. ... Unexplained EP was the semi-second album by EMF. Tracks 1. ... Stigma was an album by EMF. Its You was actually called Its You That Leaves Me Dry but was re-titled to Its You and re-mixed for the single release. ... Cha Cha Cha was the last career album EMF put out. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Search And Destroy is a song recorded by Iggy and the Stooges in 1973. ... Getting Through was a song recorded by EMF in 1992. ... Tracks 1. ... Perfect Day is a song written by Lou Reed in 1972, made famous in the 1990s through featuring in the film Trainspotting (1996), and after its release as a charity single in 1997. ... Tracks 1. ... Im a Believer is a song composed by Neil Diamond, recorded by the band The Monkees in 1966. ...

External link

  • EMF's official band site

 
 

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