A backlash in the press against the band’s outspoken image immediately followed, and the band were never to be interviewed in the mainstream UK press after their debut single. The band released "I’ll Be Your Saint," "Homeboy" and "Sistine Chapel Ceiling" (NME single of the Week), which all went into the Top 5 in the Indie charts, but failed to enter the mainstream Top 75. The album Against Perfection, released in 1993, went to #70 in the album charts, and the band toured the USA, Europe, Australia & Japan. The second album, Fake, was seen as a far more introspective album, which Fijalkowski himself suggests was the result of the band feeling vulnerable. Although two singles ("Kangaroo Court" & "Vendetta") again entered high in the Indie Singles chart, the album failed to dent the mainstream Top 75, and strained relations both within the band and with Creation resulted in the band announcing their split onstage in Brussels in late 1994. In subsequent years, the band has been re-classified as being part of the shoegaze movement.
Bands such as Ash & Oasis have in the past acknowledged their admiration of the band. Subsequent to the band’s demise Robert Dillam moved to Scotland where he joined The Zephyrs, whilst Fijalkowski went on to form the band Polak, who signed to One Little Indian Records. Discography Albums Against Perfection (Creation / CRE 138) - Mar 1993 Fake (Creation / CRE 165) - Sept 1994 Footnotes - Best Of 92-94 (Cherry Red / CDMRED327) - Jan 2008 Singles Sunshine Smile (Creation / CRE 127) - Apr 1992 I’ll Be Your Saint (Creation / CRE 133) - Jul 1992 Homeboy (Creation / CRE 140) - Oct 1992 Sistine Chapel Ceiling (Creation / CRE 153) - Jan 1993 Favourite Fallen Idol (Creation / CRE 159) - Apr 1993 Kangaroo Court (Creation / CRE 172) - Apr 1994 Vendetta (Creation / CRE 177) - Sept 1994 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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