Independent Group, The

Members of Independent Group, The: Alan Horne, Andy Alston, Blair Cowan, Campbell Owens, James Kirk (2), Jane-Marie O'Brien, Michael Slaven, Robert Hodgens, Skip Reid, Tony Soave

Discography of Independent Group, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Will I Ever Be Inside Of You 9 Audio 1996 Thirsty Ear
2 Stupid Thing 3 Audio 1993 Postcard Records
3 Will I Ever Be Inside Of You 9 Audio 1994
4 Will I Ever Be Inside Of You 9 Audio 1994 Postcard Records
5 Will I Ever Be Inside Of You 9 Audio 1994 Postcard Records
6 Will I Ever Be Inside Of You 9 Audio 1994 Postcard Records
7 The Phantoms & The Archetypes 10 Audio 1992 Postcard Records
8 Pregnant With Possibilities Vol. 1 4 Audio 1995 Postcard Records
9 Thirsty Ear Promo CD 4 Audio 1996 Thirsty Ear


The Independent Group featured:

James Kirk (guitar, of Orange Juice)

Blair Cowan (keyboards, from Lloyd Cole and The Commotions)

Tony Soave, (Drums, of The Silencers)

Campbell Owens (bass, of Aztec Camera)

Robert Hodgens (guitar, of The Bluebells)

Alan Horne (Postcard Records founder)

The group's first album The Phantoms and the Archetypes was released in 1992. After a further single, "Stupid Thing", Hodgens was replaced by Mick Slaven (formerly of Jazzeaters and Del Amitri), Steve "Skip" Reid (formerly of Associates), Andy Alston, and Jane Marie O'Brien.

A second album, Will I Ever Be Inside of You, was released in 1994.

The band performed at the Glasgow Film Theatre, playing songs from the album while clips of films including Midnight Cowboy, The Loveless, Taxi Driver, and Un Chien Andalou played behind them.


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