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After the Fire or ATF were a British rock band that transitioned from playing progressive rock to new wave over their initial ten-year career, while having only one hit in the United States " Der Kommissar " and one hit in the United Kingdom " One Rule for You ".
Keyboard player Peter Banks originally formed the band in in LondonEngland. Having become a highly priced collectors' item, it was reissued on CD in with several bonus tracks.
At this time, the band's sound was similar to that of bands like Genesis and Yes. The band were explicit about their Christian faith - 'Signs of Change' is based on 'Pilgrim's Progress'. After Battle left, Piercy switched to bass, and John Russell joined on guitar.
The group signed to CBSand released their second album, Laser Lovein which marked the band's move towards new wave, with shorter, more catchy pop rock tracks.
Twydell left the band to seek a career as a frontman and Nick Brotherwood took over briefly, after the One Rule (For Trade Justice) - After The Fire - One Rule (For Trade Justice) Laser Love was recorded.
Banks changed his name to "Memory" Banks to not be confused with the ex-Yes guitarist[ citation needed ] around this time. The first version of falthough better musically, was turned down by One Rule (For Trade Justice) - After The Fire - One Rule (For Trade Justice) resulting in the early departure of Brotherwood. The band, now with Pete King formerly of the Flys on drums, were assigned a new producer who re-worked some of the original album tracks and re-visited tracks that had been left off Laser Love.
Neither single charted in the UK but f gained popularity, like the band, in Europe. Batteries Not Included was released in without fanfare, and the singles received little UK airplay.
This success had come too late, and growing musical differences eventually caused the band to split in Piercy immediately went back into the studios to rerecord "One Rule" and "Dancing in the Shadows", the latter being released as a single and charting in the US with some success. Piercy started work on a new album called Free Heatan anagram of After The Fire, with the missing letters creating the word "rift".
The 12" version, which also contained "One Down for the Highway", was deleted before release. Mal and John Russell both did some backing vocals. CBS had planned to make it the company's first release on CD. Work on the album had begun to get hard, the demos were not turning into the tracks Piercy wished for. Then towards the end of recording, the producer, John Garlic & Oil - Meyhem Lauren* - Piatto Doro, told Piercy that he "didn't like" any of the styles, bands or writers he was aspiring to.
The whole project was dropped by CBS and was never released. Piercy recalls "I think they could have been good but I now realize I didn't get the production help and direction I needed at the time. Banks went on to build his own studio before becoming managing director of Maldon Computer Company, a software and networking enterprise .
Russell worked in a music shop following the split and later was involved in youth work, while Piercy became a record producer. King, who joined the German rock band BAP indied of testicular cancer in Twidell as Iva Twydell released two solo albums after leaving the band Secret Service and Duelreleased in and respectivelyand then became a police officer. In at the Friends Reunion organised by a fan, Banks and Russell were joined by Ian Niblo on bass and Matt Russell John's teenage son on drums to perform a karaoke set.
Banks was later Trampled Under Hoof - Mastodon - The Workhorse Chronicles - The Early Years: 2000 - 2005 (DVD) into the capacity reunion gig at the Greenbelt Festivalwith Keith Smith completing the line-up on lead vocals.
They released the second track from the current line up, "Forged from Faith", as a digital download in October In JanuarySmith's departure from the group was announced. The vocals at their first gig in Harrow after Smith's departure were handled by Pete Banks and Russell and gave the band an "authentic" vocal style.
Before Smith's departure, there had been plans to re-enter the recording studio. A band biography, in union with a Christian publishing house, with the working title of Short Changeby a band associate was shelved in For their autumn tour, the band teamed up with singer—songwriter Rob Halligan, who not only fronted the band lead vocals and guitarbut also played some of his own material during the sets.
The band continued to perform, with an annual mini tour. However there appeared to be no activity post as of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from After the fire. For other uses, see After the Fire disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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