Cast (British indie band)

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This is the entry for the British 90's indie band Cast.

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Cast are an English rock band from Liverpool, formed in 1992 by John Power (vocals, guitar) and Peter Wilkinson (backing vocals, bass) after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam "Skin" Tyson (guitar) and Keith O'Neill (drums) joined Cast in 1993.

Emerging from the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s, Cast signed to Polydor Records and their debut album All Change (1995) became the highest selling debut album for the label. Further commercial success continued with the albums Mother Nature Calls (1997) and Magic Hour (1999), however the band's fourth album Beetroot (2001) was far less successful which led to the band's split soon after. Cast reunited for a UK tour in November 2010.

Noel Gallagher of Oasis described watching the band live as being like a "religious experience" and they were labelled "The Who of the 90's". It has been suggested that the name "Cast" was taken from the final word on The La's eponymous album (the song "Looking Glass" ends with the repeated line "The change is cast"), John Power has since confirmed this to be true, stating that he avoided answering this question for some time.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 All Change 3
1997 Mother Nature Calls 2
1999 Magic Hour 2
2001 Beetroot 2
2012 Troubled Times 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 The Collection Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Finetime 1
1995 Alright 1
1996 Sandstorm 1
1996 Flying 1
1997 Free Me 2
1997 Guiding Star 3
1997 Live The Dream 1
1997 I'm So Lonely 1
1999 Beat Mama 2
1999 Magic Hour 2

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
Prime Time (live in Amsterdam 12-95) 1

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