Random Hold – Etceteraville (1979)

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Random Hold went about recording their first album with Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), and they wound up with two LPs’ worth of material. Polydor released a single for “Etceteraville” that failed to do well. The band embarked on a 13-date tour with XTC, and the five-song Avalanche EP appeared on the racks around this time, accompanied by another slew of lukewarm reviews. A couple months after the tour with XTC, the band headed out with the extremely supportive Peter Gabriel as the opening act on his U.K. tour. The tour coincided with the release of The View From Here, a full-length record culled from the sessions with Hammill. The reviews were more positive than not, but this proved to be of little help — Polydor dropped the band shortly after they returned from the tour. [Source]




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