crime and the city solution

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Despite roots dating back as far as 1978, Crime & the City Solution did not truly emerge until 1984, coming to life in the wake of the dissolution of the seminal Birthday Party. The group was led by the evocative singer/songwriter Simon Bonney, a Melbourne, Australia native who led a series of bands under the verbose Crime name throughout the late '70s and early '80s; a longtime friend of the Birthday Party, he contacted former members Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard after the group's breakup, and following the addition of Howard's bassist brother Harry, the most successful and famed lineup of Crime & the City Solution was born.
Later on former Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks joined Crime, freeing Harvey to alternate among a variety of instruments and they have released the haunting Just South of Heaven...



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