Figures On A Beach

Anthony Kaczynski, Christopher Ewen, John Richard Rolski, Michael J.F. Smith, Perry Tell, Ricci Ara

Members of Figures On A Beach: Anthony Kaczynski, Christopher Ewen, John Richard Rolski, Michael J.F. Smith, Perry Tell, Ricci Ara
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Discography of Figures On A Beach:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 2 Audio 1989 Sire
2 No Stars 4 Audio 1987 Sire
3 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 6 Audio 1989 Sire
4 Standing On Ceremony 11 Audio 1987
5 No Stars 2 Audio 1987
6 Breathless 3 Audio 1984 BMC Records
7 In Camera Obscura 4 Audio 1985 Metro-America
8 Swimming 4 Audio 1983 Metro-America
9 Breathless 3 Audio 1984 Metro-America
10 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Special Edition Remixes) 4 Audio 1989
11 Standing On Ceremony 15 Audio 2008-07-15 Wounded Bird Records
12 Accidentally 4th St. (Gloria) 3 Audio 1989 Sire
13 Breathless 2 Audio 1984 BMC Records
14 Figures On A Beach 10 Audio 1989
15 Swimming 3 Audio 1983 Metro-America
16 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 2 Audio 1989
17 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 2 Audio 1989 Sire
18 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 3 Audio 1989 Sire
19 Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria) 2 Audio 1989 Sire
20 Figures On A Beach 10 Audio 1989 Sire
21 Breathless 3 Audio 1984 Metro-America
22 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 2 Audio 1989


Formed in 1981 in Detroit, Figures on a Beach originally consisted of Anthony Kaczynski (vocals, bass), [a=Christopher Ewen] (keyboards), Michael Smith (drums) and Ricci Ara (guitar). Releases from this lineup include the [i]Swimming[/i] EP on Metro-America and the [a=Don Was]-produced single "Breathless" in 1984. In 1985 the band moved to Boston, where new members John Richard Rolski (guitar) and Perry Tell (guitar, bass) replaced Ara, and Kaczynski, still the vocalist, traded in his guitar for keyboard duties. The quintet eventually signed with [l=Sire Records Company] and hooked up with producer [a=Ivan Ivan], who steered them toward an upbeat synth-pop sound that was criticized in the press as sounding dated upon release. Notable releases from this collaboration include the anthemic "No Stars" on the album [i]Standing On Ceremony[/i] in 1987, and the soaring, slickly produced single "Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria)" from the group's eponymous 1989 album. Figures on a Beach broke up in 1993. Kaczynski and Smith went on to become founding members of Fireking, and Ewen eventually joined [a=Future Bible Heroes].


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