Remembering.. The Charlatans U.K.

The Charlatans – The Only One I Know

..when music meets an ecstatic joy..

Ran the nineties as they ran, and we had twenty years old and all the lightness of the world.  After they’ve told us .. it was the nineties.
With a bit of nostalgia often replay the music of that period, and despite the disappointments of life still gives me that impression, almost adolescent, to have the world in your fingers and you can do anything.

I remember the Charlatans every time for their powerful bass almost funk, the carefree atmosphere of the singer but also for the fantastic organist, we can safely say that was from the seventies since did not ear a so good organ.

I’ll try to have at least two or three plays a week of that period of Indie music and try to collect for you the truth, legends and oddities of these groups that, in a sense, have always been a bit ‘in the shadows even though many of them would have deserved more attention and success.

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The Charlatans U.K. – Biography The CharlatansEarly years (1990-1993)The Charlatans

The Charlatans during their early days

The debut single, “Indian Rope” proved an indie hit and the group soon found a major label, Beggars Banquet off-shoot Situation Two, in time for the release of “The Only One I Know” which reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. A further single, “Then”, and debut album Some Friendly, were released later that year. Around this time The Charlatans were forced to add UK to their name for an American tour due to competing claims by a 1960s rock band also known as The Charlatans.
Baker left the band after 1991’s “Over Rising” single to be replaced by Mark Collins (no relation to Rob), and the band brought in producer Flood for their second album Between 10th and 11th (named after the address of the New York Marque, site of the group’s first US concert). Released in early 1992, the album failed to reach the Top 20 in the UK Albums Chart. However, the Top 20 success of the lead single “Weirdo” and a double weekend of gigs (‘Daytripper’) in Blackpool and Brighton with Ride kept them in the public eye.
Later that year, the band suffered a major setback when Rob Collins was charged with armed robbery after his friend had robbed an off licence while he was waiting in the car outside. Collins claimed to have no foreknowledge of the robbery until he heard a gunshot inside the shop and his friend exited, although he later admitted that he should not have picked his friend up after he realised what he had done. At court, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of “assisting an offender after an offence” and served four months in prison.

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