Backstage Weekend - Big Country - Live At Hammersmith Palais - 1983

Backstage Weekend - To the Hammersmith Palais in London this week for a concert by Big Country, recorded live by the BBC in 1983.


Back to the 80's this weekend with a concert live from the Hammersmith Palais in 1983 by Scottish new wave/power pop/celtic-rock/post-punk/folk rock/alternative band Big Country.

Big Country were pretty popular during the early 1980's when their first album The Crossing came out in 1983 (the year of this concert recording) and sold well over a million copies world wide. They had numerous hits both in the U.S. and the UK for a time until they started to fade in 1988.

After the suicide death of founding member and lead singer Stuart Adamson, Big Country dwindled and lost popularity. And only recently have the surviving members resurfaced with talk of a tour and a new album in 2010.

But here they are at their peak, playing mostly material of The Crossing.

You'll admit - a lot of it sounds very familiar.

Crank it up.

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