They went on to release two albums; Foxheads Stalk This Land was released in 1987 and Headache Rhetoric in 1989. Their popularity on US college radio stations led to an invitation to the New York Music Seminar in 1989, which in turn led to an extensive American tour. The band eventually broke up over a combination of creative differences and financial difficulties. Their failure to secure a record deal in the US certainly didn't help matters, despite critical acclaim in America. Rolling Stone's review of "Foxheads Stalk This Land" called it "first-rate guitar pop from a top-shelf band.
Close Lobsters could have been just another jangle group, but they have a lot more going for them than just chiming Rickenbackers." The band reunited briefly in 1991 for a few live gigs before disbanding more permanently. The Close Lobsters song "Let's Make Some Plans" was covered by the Wedding Present on the b-side of the "California" single in 1992. Andrew Burnett is a lecturer in the Business faculty at the University of Paisley and guitarist Graeme Wilmington is an Audio Technology lecturer at Stow College, Glasgow. 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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