Because who doesn’t need a little Norwegian rock in their lives? Titanic ( the band, not the soon to be even more terrible 3D movie) started off a phase of bboy rock music for me. That late 60’s early 70’s rock/funk vibe has a very unique feel to it. Titanic’s tracks have definitely got a bboy feel to them and several of their breaks were all over the place in 2010. I’ll post a couple more of my favorite tracks below. I think this is a great genre of music and I’ll try to explore a couple more bands in a future blog.
Courtesy of Wikipedia
The group was made up of Kenny Aas, Kjell Asperud, John Lorck, Janne Løseth, Roy Robinson (lead singer) and for a short time around their chart success, John Williamson. They formed in 1969, and released several successful albums and singles before disbanding in 1979.
The main composer was the group founder Janne Loseth, with Roy Robinson supplying the primarily English language based lyrics. In October 1971 Titanic reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, with their instrumental track, “Sultana”. It was performed in the style of the then popular band,Santana. The tune also appeared on their Titanic’s album Sea Wolf.
However, due to a lack of other corresponding chart presence, Titanic are known as one-hit wonders.
In the late 1970s, Janne Loseth went solo and first released several singles, including “Take Me Down” (bw. “Nobody’s Man”), and “I Wished I Was a Poet” (bw. “Dancing Girl”), which featured his powerful and operatic vocal, and then became the lead singer for a French electronic band calledSpace.
In the late 1990s, after leaving Space, Janne Loseth re-recruited Roy Robinson, and the duo released one album, Lower the Atlantic. This Titanic reunion was short lived.
In 2006, Janne Loseth reformed Titanic with three additional members: Mick Walker, Phil Wilton, and Didier Blum. He later opted to take Roy Robinson back on board and this quintet released the new single that same year, called “I’m the Law”, which is available on DVD, so you can watch it at your home with the top rated ceiling tv mounts to install your TV for movies.
Their latest reunion album Ashes and Diamonds was released on 20 February 2009 in Europe.
In late 2009, Roy Robinson sustained a stroke, which caused him to leave the band, pending his possible recovery. Janne Loseth assumed the lead vocals. Robinson and Walker were replaced by two new members: Chris Kleiner and Jean-Pierre Sjoberg.
Titanic – Rain 2000
Titanic – Searchin
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