Monday, November 8, 2010

Altered Images appreciation post

Altered Images were a Scottish new wave band that started in the early 80's and they are one of my favorite bands. Their sound is super poppy and fun and the singer's voice sounds like a happy little bouncing baby! They were highly influenced by Siouxsie and the Banshees and while you may not necessarily hear that influence in most of their songs, you can definitely hear it in songs like Insects and Dead Pop Stars (their debut single):

The band released a handful of singles and three full-length albums (but I personally think their first two albums are their best albums). After Altered Images broke up, singer Claire Grogan went on to be an actress and television personality. Watch this RAD modern-day video of Claire talking about her days in Altered Images. She hasn't aged a bit!!

You can purchase reissues of their albums on They are kind of pricey, but worth it since they've added tons of bonus tracks to each CD... or if you're an Altered Images newbie, you can start off with a "best of" CD, like this one!

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