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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.

Keith Finch Ty Holden Malcolm Mehyer Phil Snow Steve Soer

Crown Of Thorns L to R: Keith Finch (keyboards), Ty Holden (bass), Malcolm Mehyer
(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 cover CROWN OF THORNS EP
IRS SP70410 (Released 25 October 1983)

Vinyl Only

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



Musicians:
Keith Finch: Keyboards
Ty Holden: Bass
Malcolm Mehyer: Guitar, Vocals
Phil Snow: Drums, Percussion
Steve Soer: Vocals, Trumpet

Additional Musicians:
Laurie Mayer: Backing Vocals, cut 1
William Orbit: Percussion, cut 1

Track Listing:

  1. Pictures (COT) 5:20
  2. Gone Are The Days (COT) 3:20
  3. The Treatment (COT) 4:31
Review Coming Soon!

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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