Label: Stiff Records - SEEZ 25 NP • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Portugal • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Any Trouble are a British rock band, originating from CreweEnglandbest known for their early s recordings. InMelody Maker stated that Any Trouble were the most exciting new rock 'n' roll group since the Pretenders ".
Initially Any Trouble were a covers band, playing anything they liked, including songs by Bob Dylan, The Band and Don Barber And The Dukes - Ill Be Blue / Henrietta selection of American rock and roll numbers. With the advent of punk rock and then new waveClive Gregson realised they needed a change of material and started taking songwriting seriously.
He explained in a interview, "We were like a human jukebox and it was obvious to me then if we wanted to get anywhere we needed original songs. I started to take it a bit more seriously then". After vocalist Tom Jackson left, the band was fronted by rhythm guitarist and songwriter Clive Gregson. Any Trouble selected Stiff "because they were our kind of people".
The band's second album Wheels in Motionwith Martin Hughes replacing Mel Harley on drums, was produced by Mike Howlett;  it would be the last recorded on the Stiff label in Any Trouble's original incarnation. Despite endless touring and the release of Wheels in MotionAny Trouble's record sales failed to grow. The band were dropped by Stiff during a US tour supporting Ian Hunter with their manager arranging for them to open for Molly Hatchet to help keep them afloat.
At that point Clive Gregson "pulled my plug The band flew back to the UK on standby tickets. After returning from their US tour without a recording contract Any Trouble took a long break, after which Clive Gregson returned to making demos.
He had a meeting with subsequent manager Ray Williams who persuaded him Any Trouble had a sufficient following to justify its revival. David Kershenbaum best known for producing Joe Jackson and, later, Tracy Chapman was brought on board to produce the band's eponymous third album Any Trouble but they were unhappy with the synthesizer-heavy sound of the final mix.
While they toured the UK to support the album Honey Aficionado - Third Sight - Chillin With Dead Bodies In A B-Boy Stance were no funds available from the record company for a US tour; the album failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic.
Gregson decided to throw everything into Any Trouble's second effort for EMI America, producing an LEté Indien - Joe Dassin - 23 Succès double album an track single LP in the US that featured a mixture of new and previously recorded material to highlight the band's Second Choice - Any Trouble - Where Are All The Nice Girls? range of material. The new release, titled Wrong End of the Race also failed to chart despite support 24 Track Loop - Retina.it - Secret Thirteen Mix 094 the record company.
Andy Ebsworth was one of the members of Ryderthe purpose-made pop group which represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. After playing a few live gigs, Barnes had to bow out of the reformed group due to other commitments. With Mark Griffiths as a session musician on bass, the revived group recorded a new album which was released on the reborn Stiff Records label on 10 September The album was titled Life in Reverse and featured thirteen new Gregson-penned songs.
The band played a headlining reunion gig at the Jazz Cafe in London, England to support the release. After another period of inactivity, in November Cherry Red Records released a 3-CD set The Complete Stiff Recordingscomprising the band's first two studio albums with assorted singles and b-sides, plus the Live At The Venue album, packaged in mini-sleeves.
The band supported this by re-forming to perform a one-off gig at London's Club. By now, Griffiths was a full official member, and the line-up consisted of Gregson, Parks, Griffith and Hughes. From Wikipedia, the Second Choice - Any Trouble - Where Are All The Nice Girls?
encyclopedia. Any Trouble. Virgin Books. Triste Magazine. Retrieved 14 January Retrieved 12 January BBC Music. Band on the Wall. Trouser Press. Retrieved 15 January Categories : Musical groups established in Musical groups disestablished in English power pop groups English new wave musical groups.
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