Orange Juice

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This article is about the music band; For alternative articles, see Orange juice (disambiguation).

Orange Juice was a Scottish post punk band founded in Glasgow in the early 1980s.

Initially named The Nu-Sonics the original line up was

Edwyn Collins -- guitar, vocals, songwriting; James Kirk -- guitar, vocals, songwriting; David McClymont -- bass; Steven Daly -- drums.

The band released their first singles on Postcard Records records, before signing to Polydor for their first album "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever". However, internal tensions led to this first version of the band breaking up, and for their subsequent albums the core line up was

Edwyn Collins -- guitar, vocals, songwriting Malcolm Ross -- guitar, vocals, songwriting Zeke Manyika -- drums, vocals, songwriting

plus numerous others.

Musically the band attempted to fuse post-punk guitars with disco and funk rhythms, rather in the manner of the Gang of Four. Lyrically, however, Orange Juice were always far more commercially minded than the Leeds based Marxists: Edwyn Collins in particular adopting a fey, camp vocal style. In general, band were known for their love of kitsch, irony, and literate optimism.

While the group has long dispersed, members remain active in their separate and diverse fields (including travel writing).

At least two greatest hits albums are available.

Discography

  • You Can't Hide Your Love Forever (1981)
  • Rip It Up (1982)
  • Texas Fever (1983)
  • The Third Album (1984)
  • The Heather's On Fire
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