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Encyclopedia > James (band)
James
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Madchester
Years active 1981-2001
2007-present
Label(s) Factory Records
Sire Records
Rough Trade Records
Fontana Records
Mercury Records
Sanctuary Records
Members
Tim Booth
Jim Glennie
Larry Gott
David Baynton-Power
Saul Davies
Mark Hunter
Andy Diagram
Former members
Adrian Oxaal
Paul Gilbertson
Gavan Whelan
Michael Kulas

James are a rock band from Manchester, England, formed in 1981. After an uphill struggle throughout the 1980s, they went on to become one of the most consistently successful acts of the 1990s, scoring a string of hit singles during the decade including "Sit Down" and "Laid". Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive, although no split was ever officially confirmed. In January 2007, the group reformed for a nationwide tour and a new album, Hey Ma, was released on 7 April 2008, alongside the single "Whiteboy". Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label, started in 1978, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Tim Booth in the video for Say Something Tim Booth (born Timothy John Booth, 4 February 1960, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) attended Shrewsbury School. ... Jim Glennie is the bass player for UK band James. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dave Baynton-Power was the drummer of the long existing UK band James from 1998 - 2002. ... Andy Diagram was a member of Manchester indie band James, best known for playing the trumpet. ... Adrian Oxaal is the lead guitarist in the long existing UK band James. ... Paul Gilbertson was the first guitarist of UK band James, and is also the reason as to why the band originally formed and adopted its chaotic songwriting method of jamming. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Kulas is a Canadian singer/songwriter who was a member of the British rock band James from 1997 until 2001. ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Laid is the title song from Manchester rock band James 1993 album Laid. Emotionally evocative and featuring the risqué lyrics she only cums when shes on top, it quickly gained popularity on American college radio and remains the groups best known song in that country. ... Tim Booth in the video for Say Something Tim Booth (born Timothy John Booth, 4 February 1960, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) attended Shrewsbury School. ...

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History

The 1980s

James was formed in 1981 in Whalley Range, Manchester, when music enthusiast Paul Gilbertson, inspired by the post-punk bands of the era, convinced his best friend Jim Glennie to buy a bass guitar and form a band with him. Rehearsing regularly in Glennie's bedroom with whatever other musicians were available, their line-up solidified with the acquisition of Gavan Whelan on drums, whose erratic, frenetic and almost tribal drum sound gave their music a distinctive edge against Gilbertson and Glennie’s raw, untutored guitar and bass styles. They played a string of gigs under the names Venereal and The Diseases and, later, Volume Distortion (note the initials), before settling on the name of Model Team International, then shortened to Model Team. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... , Whalley Range is a locality within the City of Manchester, in North West England. ... Paul Gilbertson was the first guitarist of UK band James, and is also the reason as to why the band originally formed and adopted its chaotic songwriting method of jamming. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Jim Glennie is the bass player for UK band James. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


They performed mostly spontaneous, purely improvised material derived from jam sessions, supporting The Fall at an early gig. Vocalists and other musicians drifted rapidly in and out of their line-up, until the band encountered Tim Booth at a student disco they had sneaked into. Intrigued by Booth’s wild, Whirling Dervish-like dancing style, Gilbertson invited him to the band’s Scout hut in Withington to join the band as a dancer. After accepting the invitation, Booth was quickly promoted to lead vocals as well as lyricist. A jam session is a musical act where musicians gather and play (or jam) without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. ... This article is about the band. ... Tim Booth in the video for Say Something Tim Booth (born Timothy John Booth, 4 February 1960, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) attended Shrewsbury School. ... Whirling Dervishes perform near the Mevlevi Museum in Konya, Turkey. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ... Withington is an area of Manchester, England about 4 miles south of the city centre, intersected by the busy thoroughfare of Wilmslow Road. ...


The contrast of well-spoken drama student and ruffians from Withington may have seemed a strange one, but it worked, imbuing the band’s raw, primitive sound with an artistic sensibility. After a brief period under the name Tribal Outlook, the band renamed themselves James in August 1982, following Gilbertson’s idea to name themselves after one of the band members. The name came from Jim Glennie. The other members' names were rejected - Gavan was "too heavy metal", while Paul was “too modest” to put his own name forward and Tim was concerned about accusations of egomania that might be associated with a band being named for the lead singer. James was, however, declared "amorphous enough" to summarize what the band was about. The band instantly knew that people would make the mistake of thinking their name represented one person, and played upon this by having Tim walk on stage alone at the beginning of one gig and reading a poem to trick the audience into thinking they had been conned into watching a poet. (Maconie, 2000). Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Heavy metal redirects here. ...


The band became more and more prolific, operating on Gilbertson’s principles of concentrating on their own individual sound, rejecting anything that sounded like any other band, and never being afraid to take risks. A gig at The Haçienda caught the attention of Tony Wilson of Factory Records. He offered James an album deal with Factory, but the band, by now excelling as a live act, was worried about tarnishing their material in the studio and settled instead for a three-track EP. Their debut release, the Jimone EP, was recorded at Strawberry Studios, Manchester, in August 1983 and released on Factory Records in November. It was named single of the week by major music papers in the UK, and led to a tour supporting The Smiths. Fac 51 Haçienda (better known as simply The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England. ... Anthony Howard Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007) was an English record label owner, radio presenter, TV show host, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson, commonly known as Tony Wilson, was the music mogul behind some of Manchesters most successful bands. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label, started in 1978, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the... Jimone was the first EP by Mancunian band James, released in November 1983 by Factory Records. ... Strawberry Studios is a recording studio in Stockport, England. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ...


Although they were now being touted as the 'next big thing', several complex issues slowed their progress. As well as their suspicion of Factory, Paul Gilbertson’s drug problems were causing his playing style to slacken and, despite having been their driving force, the band had no choice but to ask him to leave. Also, Booth and Glennie’s search for spiritual meaning had led them to join a sect named Lifewave, which imposed many restrictions which threatened the band’s stability. The band’s second EP, James II, was released over a year after the first and accompanied by a feature on the cover of the NME, Gilbertson having been replaced by the band’s guitar tutor Larry Gott. (The first two EPs would later be collected as Village Fire.) Reviews were once again positive, and Factory was eager for James to record an album with it, but the band mistakenly believed Factory was purely image-based and left the label, striking a deal with Sire Records that would cost them dearly. James have sold approximately 20 million albums worldwide.[citation needed] James II was the second EP by Mancunian band James, released in March 1985 by Factory Records. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Village Fire is an EP by Mancunian band James, released in 1985 by Factory Records. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ...


Their third release, the Sit Down EP (no relation to the song of that name) came out in March 1986, and was followed by their debut album, Stutter in June of that year. Although a powerful debut, reviews were generally lacklustre, the press having lost interest in James due to their slow progress, and the record company quickly lost faith in the band, the album making only number 68 in the UK chart. Low on money and lacking coverage and promotion, the band recorded their second album, Strip-mine under awkward circumstances, attempting a more conventional song structure in a desperate attempt to please Sire. The album almost went unreleased, but after undergoing a slight remix to sound more radio-friendly, Sire finally relented and released the album in September 1988, over a year after it had been initially completed. However, Sire was unwilling to invest in any kind of promotion, and the album reached only number 90. After finding a clause for escape in their contract, the band left Sire. Lacking both a deal and press coverage, they faced financial hardship. Desperate for money, the band members were driven to the extreme of participating as human guinea pigs in medical experiments at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, earning them a place on a TV documentary about the desperation of fallen rock stars. For other uses, see Chainmail (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Stutter was the debut album from English band James, released in June 1986. ... Strip mining is the practice of mining a seam of mineral ore by first removing all of the soil and rock that lies on top of it. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


However, all was not lost. James had by this point earned themselves a reputation as a solid live act due to the powerful and ritual-like feel of their live performances. They had built a solid fanbase, which was expanding via word of mouth, earning them the tag of ‘Manchester’s best kept secret’. Sales of James t-shirts skyrocketed, and James t-shirts were a common sight in Manchester even before they reached the top 40 (it was even joked that they sold more t-shirts than records). With a loan from a kindly bank manager, James financed the production of a live album, One Man Clapping, with the help of Rough Trade Records. The album went to #1 in the indie charts, reinvigorating media interest in the band. One Man Clapping was the third album from English band James, a live album released in March 1989. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ...


In November 1988, drummer Whelan became involved in an on-stage fight with Tim Booth and was asked to leave the band. He was replaced by David Baynton-Power a few months later. With the loss of Whelan’s distinctive drum sound, the band realized they would have to recruit new musicians to rejuvenate their sound, and during the following year they hired three new members in the forms of Saul Davies (guitar, violin, percussion), Mark Hunter (keyboards) and Andy Diagram (trumpet, percussion). The new seven-piece line-up went into the studio to record their third studio album, and new singles “Sit Down” and “Come Home” became strong hits in the independent charts. The album, Gold Mother, was intended to be released on Rough Trade but the owner of the label, Geoff Travis, believed James could only reach an audience of 20,000 to 30,000. The band believed they had more potential than this and bought the rights to the album from Rough Trade. A successful winter tour in 1989 attracted a deal with Fontana Records, and the band ended a difficult decade on an optimistic note. Dave Baynton-Power was the drummer of the long existing UK band James from 1998 - 2002. ... Mark Hunter can refer to: Mark James Hunter (born 1956), the British politician and MP for Cheadle Mark Hunter, the retired NHL player and London Knights GM Mark Hunter, the Australian Rules footballer Mark Hunter, the singer for the american heavy metal band Chimaira This human name article is a... Andy Diagram was a member of Manchester indie band James, best known for playing the trumpet. ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. ... Gold Mother was the fourth album from English band James, originally released June 1990. ... Geoff Travis is the founder of both Rough Trade Records and the Rough Trade chain of record shops [1] ^ Rough Trade: Rough and ready. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ...


The 1990s

Gold Mother was released in June 1990, just as the ‘Madchester’ movement, with its wave of popular Manchester-based indie bands, focused public attention on James and won them mainstream recognition. Singles “How Was It For You”, the remixed “Come Home” and “Lose Control” all made the top 40, and the band’s newfound success was re-affirmed when they played two sell-out dates at the Manchester G-Mex at the end of the year, without even having had a major hit yet. But their major breakthrough had not yet arrived; it was to come in March 1991, when the popularity of “Sit Down” led to a re-recorded version being released as a single, and shot to #2 in the UK singles chart, only kept off the #1 spot by Chesney Hawkes' "The One And Only". Gold Mother was re-released to include "Sit Down" and previous single "Lose Control", and the album sold ten times more copies than Geoff Travis originally predicted. The song became one of the biggest-selling singles of the year, making James a household name; it has remained ingrained in the minds of the British public to the present day. Also in 1991, the band performed a cover of Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne" on a tribute album called I'm Your Fan. Gold Mother was the fourth album from English band James, originally released June 1990. ... This article is about the year. ... An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement. ... Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. ... Lose Control is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Goldmind/Atlantic Records. ... The G-Mex centre or Greater Manchester EXhibition centre is a exhibition and conference centre in Manchester in England. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Chesney Lee Hawkes (born 22 September 1972), is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Im Your Fan is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1991 on the British record label EastWest Records. ...


The band spent the rest of the year recording their next album, Seven, which was finally released in February 1992, showcasing an expansion of the band’s newfound seven-piece sound to epic, arena-rock proportions. It reached #2 in the UK album charts and earned the band some recognition in the US as they embarked on their first Stateside tour. The band’s activities culminated in a sell-out show to 30,000 people at the Alton Towers theme park in July, broadcast live on BBC Radio 1. However, despite their success, media response to the band had become negative once more; critics viewed the large-scale sound of Seven as overblown and pompous, and made comparisons with the perceived excesses of Simple Minds. Although the band knew that these criticisms were overly harsh, they felt they needed to return to their acoustic roots to rediscover their sound. Conveniently, they were invited on an acoustic tour of the US supporting Neil Young at a series of natural outdoor venues in the autumn of that year. They returned to England refreshed and ready to record their new album, with Brian Eno (whom they had originally approached to produce Stutter, but who had been unavailable at the time). Seven was the fifth album from English band James, released February 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Alton Towers is the United Kingdoms most famous theme park, attracting 2. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... This article is about the musician. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ...


Eno, impressed by the band’s penchant for improvisation and spontaneous jams, set about bringing out the ambience in James’ music, and took them through a recording process that the band later described as a "journey of self-discovery". The process resulted in not one but two albums: the 'song' album, Laid, and the experimental Wah Wah, which showcased the band’s improvised jams recorded on the spot, then mixed by Eno. Booth's vocals were then added to the results. Musical improvisation is the spontaneous creative process of making music while it is being performed. ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... Laid is an album album by the British alternative rock band James. ... Wah-wah is an imitative word (or onomatopoeia) for the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes to extend expressiveness, sounding much like a human voice saying the syllable wah. ... Audio mixing is used in sound recording, audio editing and sound systems to balance the relative volume and frequency content of a number of sound sources. ...


Laid was released in September 1993 to positive reviews. Fans and critics alike were impressed by the album’s more ambient, stripped-down sound, and it was immediately regarded as their best work yet. Gone also was the trumpet sound of Andy Diagram, who decided to leave the band before the recording sessions. As well as being a success in the UK, the album also broke the band in the US, shipping over 600,000 copies despite only charting at #68, propelled by the immense popularity of its risqué title track on US student radio. The song Laid has become a staple live cover of the American band Better than Ezra, which segues directly into the song from their own single "Rosalia." The band spent most of 1994 touring the States. Wah Wah was eventually released in September 1994 to a lukewarm reception. The gap between the release of the two albums caused Wah Wah to be treated purely as a new James album rather than a companion piece to Laid, and many were therefore confused by the album’s experimental style and its dabblings with electronics and techno. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... Better Than Ezra is an alternative rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


The band was set to begin work on a follow-up album, but a bombshell struck on a day in November 1995 which the band came to refer to as ‘Black Thursday’. Exhausted from the pressures of touring, Larry Gott announced he was going to leave James, which seriously dented the confidence of the band. The situation was made worse by manager Martine also quitting, the discovery of a £250,000 tax bill, and an announcement by Booth that he would take a break from James to record an album with Angelo Badalamenti. However, the band refused to give in easily. Forced to abandon their tradition of full-band jams, they set up studio in David Baynton-Power’s house and embarked on the recording of a new album. Adrian Oxaal was drafted in to replace Gott on guitar, while Booth returned periodically from the States to add his vocals. 1996 saw the release of Booth’s album with Badalamenti, Booth and the Bad Angel, and the new James album, Whiplash, was finally released in February 1997. The album proved a successful comeback, reaching the UK top 10 as did the single “She’s A Star”. Both appealed to fans of the post-Britpop wave of alternative music, and brought the band back into the public eye. Stylistically, the album combined several radio-friendly ‘pop’ singles with a generally experimental bulk of techno-influenced stylings derived from the experiments on Wah Wah, which evoked a mixed reaction from both fans and critics. Angelo Badalamenti (born March 22, 1937) is an Italian-American composer, best known for his movie soundtrack work for movie director David Lynch, most notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga (1991-1992) and Mulholland Drive // He was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Sicilian mother and an Italian... Adrian Oxaal is the lead guitarist in the long existing UK band James. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Eighth release and sixth studio album by Manchester Britpop group James Tracklisting Tomorrow Lost A Friend Waltzing Along Shes A Star Greenpeace Go To The Bank Play Dead Avalanche Homeboy Watering Hole Blue Pastures ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ...


The band toured to promote the album, recruiting new member Michael Kulas while in the States, on rhythm guitar. However, touring was far from easy - Booth suffered a neck injury while dancing on stage in the US, resulting in a series of tour dates being cancelled as he underwent emergency surgery, and the band being offered a place instead on the Lollapalooza tour on which they were severely out of place among the heavy rock acts of the tour. To add insult to injury, tensions were brewing between Booth and Glennie over money issues, culminating in a full-blown row which caused a near-rift between the two of them for almost a year and resulted in an awkward working relationship for the whole band. Michael Kulas is a Canadian singer/songwriter who was a member of the British rock band James from 1997 until 2001. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ...


In March 1998, a greatest hits album, The Best Of, was released, compiling all the band’s hits since their signing to Fontana, ignoring the Sire years and serving as a reminder of how many hits the band had scored throughout the decade to a public who knew them mainly for “Sit Down”. The album shot to #1 in the UK album charts and brought the band their biggest wave of success since the start of the decade, and their success and longevity was celebrated in sell-out tours throughout the year. However, the band’s internal situation was less pleasurable - the tension between Booth and Glennie had heightened, and a meeting was called with the band’s manager Peter Rudge to mediate the situation. With the tension finally resolved, the band returned to the studio to begin work on their next album, Millionaires. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The first of two compilation albums by British band James Tracklisting (to come) ... Tenth release and seventh studio album by Manchester Britpop group James. ...


The recording process was slow, but the album was eventually released in October 1999. Hyped to be their most successful album yet, the album received mostly positive reviews from the press. However, the reaction from fans was, for once, less enthusiastic. The album noticeably indicated that the band had abandoned their spontaneous, fluid style and jamming techniques for a more conventional approach to song-making, and some fans felt this caused the album to sound forced and lacking in the true James spirit that had characterized their previous work. Indeed, Saul Davies had spoken in the press of hoping to reach a more respectable peak among the mainstream acts of the time, and it was clear from sales that this was not to be - the album did not reach the phenomenal sales level predicted, its singles reached disappointingly low chart positions, but the album entered the chart at #2 and sold over 150,000 copies. Despite this, it seemed as though James’ latest wave of commercial success had reached its end. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


The 2000s

After the disappointing performance of Millionaires the band chose to start anew in their approach to their next album. Working with Brian Eno once again, they spent most of 2000 recording the album, starting afresh as if this was their first album by writing the songs, then performing them live before actually recording them. They embarked on a small-scale tour in the autumn of that year on which their setlists consisted almost entirely of new material, feeling their songs had always reached their strongest levels and been honed into shape following their live reception. The album, Pleased To Meet You, was released in July 2001. The album's artwork featured a composite image of the faces of all the band members to create a new person - he was given the name 'James'. Stylistically the album was eclectic, combining elements of all the band’s previous albums to create a compound representation of James’ sound. With the media having lost interest once again, the album sadly received little promotion and was largely overlooked, reaching only #11, the lowest position for a James studio album since their signing to Fontana. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Eleventh release and eighth studio album from Manchester Indie group, James. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Shortly after its release, James reached the end of their contract, and Tim Booth announced he was leaving the band to concentrate on other projects of his own. They played a farewell tour of the UK at the end of the year, on which the loyalty of the band’s fanbase was once again re-affirmed, with exuberant responses prevalent throughout the whole tour. Their final hometown gig, at the Manchester Evening News arena on December 7th, was recorded for a live CD and DVD, Getting Away With It... Live. Past members Larry Gott and Andy Diagram rejoined them for the tour, and Brian Eno himself joined them onstage at their final gig at London’s Wembley Arena. The albums Gold Mother, Laid and Whiplash (each containing bonus tracks) were re-released by Mercury Records the following year, as well as a b-sides compilation entitled B-Sides Ultra. Getting Away With It. ... Twelfth release and second of two compilation albums from Manchester Indie group, James (the first album was The Best Of). ...


Jim Glennie stated that James would continue despite the departure of Tim, having already had their fair share of setbacks. But Michael Kulas confirmed that he was told he wouldn't be needed in any future incarnation of James where Tim Booth wasn't the singer, and Saul Davies also confirmed his departure in two separate articles during 2002. Nothing new was heard from the band for the next five years. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


A planned compilation of material from the band's Factory and Sire years was announced in 2001, but its release date was slowly pushed further and further back. Some mail-order companies listed it in 2002, but the album (named Strange Dancing) was never released. It had been suggested this compilation would include previously vinyl-only b-sides and maybe some unreleased songs from the eighties. A similar project also appeared in the listings of the on-line music retailer play.com in early 2007, following the band's reformation. Titled "Lost Innocence" (the original working title of their debut 1986 LP "Stutter"), it was advertised as a three-CD set. No tracklisting or other information was announced, except that the set was due to be released through Rhino (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers/Sire). The album disappeared from play.com's release schedules in October 2007. It is possible the release was withdrawn due to Warners UK discontinuation of its re-release programme (which had previously seen reissues from bands like the Wild Swans and Electrafixion) in summer 2007. The first two James albums, Stutter and Strip-mine, were however re-pressed in June 2007, but without any additional rarities. Play. ... Rhino is a shortened version or slang of Rhinoceros Rhino may also refer to: Rhino Records, a record label Rhino (comics), a character from the Marvel Comics universe Rhino (JavaScript engine), a Javascript engine from Mozilla RHINO (squat), the oldest squat in Geneva (Switzerland) Rhino, a commercial, carrier-grade JSLEE... Warner Bros. ... Sire can refer to several things: Sire is how one spells Eris backwords. ... The Wild Swans (De vilde svaner) is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. ... Electrafixion were an alternative rock band formed by former Echo and the Bunnymen members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant in 1994. ... Stuttering is a speech disorder in which pronunciation of the (usually) first letter or syllable of a word is repeated involuntarily. ... Strip mining is the practice of mining a seam of mineral ore by first removing all of the soil and rock that lies on top of it. ...


Tim Booth established himself as a solo artist in 2004 with the release of his solo album Bone, co-written and produced by Lee Muddy Baker. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


A new compilation album, The Collection was released in late 2004, and Seven - The Live Concert (a DVD version of a previously released video) in 2005. Neither of these releases had any record company promotion, or input from any band members.


An article in Q Magazine in March 2006 entitled "Where are they now?" seemingly confirmed the band's demise (Dave Baynton-Power referred to the band as having split in the article). Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ...


In January 2007, music magazine Filter cited an announcement on singer Tim Booth's personal website, saying that "Tim will be rejoining James in early 2007 for a series of live shows to be announced very soon." [1] At the same time, James' old website was replaced by a new domain holder at www.wearejames.com. The site confirmed the line-up as that which recorded the album Laid: Booth, Gott, Glennie, Davies, Hunter and Baynton-Power. Booth confirmed in interviews that he became convinced to rejoin the band after meeting up with Glennie and Gott the previous November for a jamming session, out of which new songs were born. The Strokes and Lou Reed on the cover of the Winter 2004 issue of Filter. ... Laid is the sixth release and fifth studio album by the British alternative rock band James. ...


The initial five dates of the tour were expanded to seven on the day tickets went on sale (26th January) due to high demand; the whole tour had sold out by close of business. The tour took place during late April 2007, and was followed later in the year by more live shows, including festival appearances at T in the Park and V Festival. The band also appeared at Summercase, Barcelona's top music concert in Spain during July 2007. Andy Diagram also rejoined the band as trumpet player during the festival tour. April saw the release of a new compilation album, Fresh As A Daisy - The Singles, accompanied by a DVD compilation of all the band's promo videos. T in the Park is a major music festival that has been held annually in Scotland since 1994. ... For the North American spin-off of the rock festival, see Virgin Festival For the Australian spin-off, see V Festival (Australia) The V Festival is an annual music festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in... Summercase is a two-day music festival held simultaneously in Barcelona and Madrid. ... Andy Diagram was a member of Manchester indie band James, best known for playing the trumpet. ...


The new album Hey Ma was released on April 7th 2008, and a three-week tour to promote the album commenced on April 10th 2008.


James support acts

A somewhat dubious honour that can be attributed to James is that many of their support acts went on to find great success of their own, eclipsing that of James themselves. In 1988 they were supported by The Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays (James went on to support the Happy Mondays only two years later). Nirvana was the support act for a show in 1991 - only a month later, Nevermind reached number one in the Billboard Album Charts. For their 1993 tour, Radiohead was the support. The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ...


After James' hiatus, the trend continued. Third Eye Blind supported in 1997; The Corrs and Stereophonics in 1998; Supergrass and Doves in 1999. In 2000 they were supported by Coldplay: a month later their breakthrough single "Yellow" was released; a month after that their debut album Parachutes went to #1 in the UK album chart. Third Eye Blind (frequently abbreviated 3eb) is aalternative rock band formed in the early 1990s in San Francisco. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Stereophonics are a rock band from Wales with members Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation to Kelly) and Javier Weyler. ... For the witnesses who betray information about associated criminals, see Supergrass (informer). ... For the type of bird, see dove. ... Coldplay are a British rock band. ...


The support for their 2007 UK tour was The Twang, already the subject of considerable media coverage. The Twang are a baggy-influenced indie rock band from Birmingham, England. ...


Discography

Albums

Studio
Live recordings
Compilations
  • 1991 James
  • 1998 The Best Of (UK #1)
  • 2001 B-Sides Ultra
  • 2004 The Collection (UK #43)
  • 2007 Fresh as a Daisy - The Singles (UK#12)

Stutter was the debut album from English band James, released in June 1986. ... Strip mining is the practice of mining a seam of mineral ore by first removing all of the soil and rock that lies on top of it. ... Gold Mother was the fourth album from English band James, originally released June 1990. ... Seven was the fifth album from English band James, released February 1992. ... Laid is an album album by the British alternative rock band James. ... Wah-wah is an imitative word (or onomatopoeia) for the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes to extend expressiveness, sounding much like a human voice saying the syllable wah. ... Eighth release and sixth studio album by Manchester Britpop group James Tracklisting Tomorrow Lost A Friend Waltzing Along Shes A Star Greenpeace Go To The Bank Play Dead Avalanche Homeboy Watering Hole Blue Pastures ... Tenth release and seventh studio album by Manchester Britpop group James. ... Eleventh release and eighth studio album from Manchester Indie group, James. ... One Man Clapping was the third album from English band James, a live album released in March 1989. ... Getting Away With It. ... The first of two compilation albums by British band James Tracklisting (to come) ... Twelfth release and second of two compilation albums from Manchester Indie group, James (the first album was The Best Of). ... This compilation album was released after the Indie group James separated in December 2001. ... Fresh as a Daisy - The Singles is a compilation album by Mancunian rock band James issued on Mercury on April 30, 2007. ...

Singles and EPs

non-album EP's
from Stutter
from Strip-Mine
from Gold Mother
  • 1989 "Sit Down" (UK #77)
  • 1989 "Come Home" (UK #84)
  • 1990 "How Was It for You?" (UK #32)
  • 1990 "Come Home" (Flood mix) (UK #32)
  • 1990 "Lose Control" (UK #38)
  • 1991 "Sit Down" (re-release) (UK #2)
from Seven
  • 1991 "Sound" (UK #9)
  • 1992 "Born of Frustration" (UK #13)
  • 1992 "Ring the Bells" (UK #37)
  • 1992 "Seven" (UK #46)
from Laid
  • 1993 "Sometimes" (UK #18)
  • 1993 "Laid" (UK #25, US #61 US Modern Rock #3)
  • 1994 "Jam J"/"Say Something" (UK #24)
from Whiplash
  • 1997 "She's a Star" (UK #9)
  • 1997 "Tomorrow" (UK #12)
  • 1997 "Waltzing Along" (UK #23)
from The Best Of James
from Millionaires
  • 1999 "I Know What I'm Here For" (UK #22)
  • 1999 "Just Like Fred Astaire" (UK #17)
  • 1999 "We're Going to Miss You" (UK #48)
from Pleased To Meet You
from Hey Ma
  • 2008 "Whiteboy"
  • 2008 "Waterfall"

Jimone was the first EP by Mancunian band James, released in November 1983 by Factory Records. ... James II was the second EP by Mancunian band James, released in March 1985 by Factory Records. ... Village Fire is an EP by Mancunian band James, released in 1985 by Factory Records. ... For other uses, see Chainmail (disambiguation). ... So Many Ways is a single by Mancunian band James, released in July 1986 by Sire Records, the second after the band defected from Factory Records. ... What For is a single by Mancunian band James, released in 1988 by Sire Records, the first after an enforced eighteen-month hiatus and also the first release featuring material off their their forthcoming album Strip-mine. ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. ... Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Born of Frustration is a 1992 single by popular UK group James. ... For other uses, see Sometimes (disambiguation). ... Laid is the title song from Manchester rock band James 1993 album Laid. Emotionally evocative and featuring the risqué lyrics she only cums when shes on top, it quickly gained popularity on American college radio and remains the groups best known song in that country. ... Tommorow is a song written by Tim Booth of popular UK indie band james. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ... Just like Fred Astaire was a song by the indie band James. ... Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)is a song by popular Indie band James. ...

Video & DVD

  • Come Home Live (1991) [VHS]
  • Getting Away With It... Live (2002)
  • Seven: Live Concert (2005)
  • Fresh As A Daisy - The Videos (2007)

Soundtrack Appearances

The Big White is a 2005 black comedy picture directed by Mark Mylod starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter and Woody Harrelson. ... D.P.O. is the third episode of the third season of The X-Files. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shopping is the examining of goods or services from retailers with intent to purchase. ... American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. ... Heat is an American made crime/thriller/drama film released on December 15, 1995. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • One of the Three
  • Lead singer Tim Booth's solo project
  • James Myspace
  • James Regresando a Casa...

References

Stuart Maconie (b. ... Tim Booth in the video for Say Something Tim Booth (born Timothy John Booth, 4 February 1960, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) attended Shrewsbury School. ... Jim Glennie is the bass player for UK band James. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dave Baynton-Power was the drummer of the long existing UK band James from 1998 - 2002. ... Andy Diagram was a member of Manchester indie band James, best known for playing the trumpet. ... Adrian Oxaal is the lead guitarist in the long existing UK band James. ... Paul Gilbertson was the first guitarist of UK band James, and is also the reason as to why the band originally formed and adopted its chaotic songwriting method of jamming. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Kulas is a Canadian singer/songwriter who was a member of the British rock band James from 1997 until 2001. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Jimone was the first EP by Mancunian band James, released in November 1983 by Factory Records. ... James II was the second EP by Mancunian band James, released in March 1985 by Factory Records. ... Village Fire is an EP by Mancunian band James, released in 1985 by Factory Records. ... For other uses, see Chainmail (disambiguation). ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Stutter was the debut album from English band James, released in June 1986. ... Strip mining is the practice of mining a seam of mineral ore by first removing all of the soil and rock that lies on top of it. ... Gold Mother was the fourth album from English band James, originally released June 1990. ... Seven was the fifth album from English band James, released February 1992. ... Laid is an album album by the British alternative rock band James. ... Wah-wah is an imitative word (or onomatopoeia) for the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes to extend expressiveness, sounding much like a human voice saying the syllable wah. ... Eighth release and sixth studio album by Manchester Britpop group James Tracklisting Tomorrow Lost A Friend Waltzing Along Shes A Star Greenpeace Go To The Bank Play Dead Avalanche Homeboy Watering Hole Blue Pastures ... Tenth release and seventh studio album by Manchester Britpop group James. ... Eleventh release and eighth studio album from Manchester Indie group, James. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... One Man Clapping was the third album from English band James, a live album released in March 1989. ... Getting Away With It. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... James are a rock band from Manchester, England, formed in 1981. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... The first of two compilation albums by British band James Tracklisting (to come) ... Twelfth release and second of two compilation albums from Manchester Indie group, James (the first album was The Best Of). ... This compilation album was released after the Indie group James separated in December 2001. ... Fresh as a Daisy - The Singles is a compilation album by Mancunian rock band James issued on Mercury on April 30, 2007. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label, started in 1978, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement. ...

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