The Silencers (Scottish rock band)

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The Silencers are a Scottish rock band formed in London in 1986 by Jimme O'Neill and Cha Burns, two ex-members of the post-punk outfit Fingerprintz. Their music is characterised by a melodic blend of pop, folk and traditional Celtic influences. Often compared to Scottish bands with a similar sound like Big Country, Del Amitri and The Proclaimers, The Silencers have distinguished themselves with their eclectic sounds, prolific output and continued career. Their first single, "Painted Moon," was a minor international hit and invited critical comparisons to Simple Minds and U2. In 1987 they released their first album A Letter From St. Paul, which included "Painted Moon" and another minor hit, "I See Red." Buoyed by the huge European hit "Bulletproof Heart", the band's third album Dance to the Holy Man is the band's commercial peak to date. Throughout the 1990s, The Silencers saw a popular taste shift away from their songwriter-based style of music toward grunge and electronic music.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1987 A Letter From St. Paul 4
1988 A Blues for Buddha 1
1991 Dance to the Holy Man 2
1993 Seconds of Pleasure 1
1995 So Be It 1
2004 Come 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 The Best Of: Blood & Rain 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Bulletproof Heart 5 1
1991 I want you 4 1
1993 I Can Feel It 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Receiving 1
Blood & Rain: The Singles 86-96 1

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