Compulsion

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Compulsion was an Irish punk band. They formed in the 1990 by Josephmary (singer) and Sid Rainey (bassist) as Thee Amazing Colossal Men. They signed a recording contract with Virgin Records, but after winning a lawsuit against their record label, they became 'Compulsion' in 1992. Joined by guitarist Garret Lee and drummer Jan-Willem Alkema, they moved to North London and signed to One Little Indian. They released several EPs and two albums. The first, Comforter, was labelled by the NME as part of the "New Wave of New Wave", while the second, The Future is Medium, saw them sport identical black outfits and orange hairdos.

The group split in 1996, after which Lee formed Jacknife Lee, and later produced Snow Patrol and U2. Alkema joined China Drum and later Driven to Collision. Rainey is now a writer and has created and produced an animated children's TV series called Underground Ernie for the BBC. Josephmary now lives in Ireland.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Comforter 2
1996 The Future Is Medium 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Hi-Fi 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Mall Monarchy 1
1993 Safety 1
1996 Juvenile Scene Detective 1
1996 Question Time for the Proles 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Boogie Woogie 1
1994 Compulsion EPs 1

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