Personalities | Big Country | Eighties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1981–2001)
Stuart Adamson began with Scottish punk band The Skids. His Caledonian heritage came to the fore with Big Country, as he employed guitar gizmos to create a choral ‘bagpipe’ sound. The epic, yearning songs of debut album The Crossing (1983) played well in America. The follow-up, the more political Steeltown (1984), was a UK No. 1, and singles such as ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Look Away’ fared well for Scotland’s equivalent to U2. Adamson committed suicide in 2001.
Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
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