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Cardiacs - A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window (19

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  1. watermouse

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Cardiacs - A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window

    A Little Man And A House
    In A City Lining
    Is This The Life
    The Icing On The World
    The Breakfast Line
    The Whole World Window


    Cardiacs are a British band formed in 1977. Their music combinines the excitement and energy of punk with the intricacies and technical cleverness of early British progressive rock, a combination sometimes referred to as pronk, although guitarist and singer Tim Smith prefers the description psychedelic, regardless, their sound is unique, varied, complex and intense.

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    Release Date : 1995

    "A specially priced strictly limited edition sampler of blatant mayhem for all you devotees of the uncomprimised and the unique. The Alphabet Business Concern spitefully presents an initiation into the cult phenomenon Cardiacs"#1 from "A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window"#2 from "The Forthcoming Cardiacs Album Which Isn't Finished Yet & Hasn't Got A Title Either"#3 from

    Cardiacs Biography

    Formed in England 1977, Cardiacs originated in the group [i][url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Cardiac+Arrest+%284%29]Cardiac Arrest[/url][/i], before entering the stage as Cardiacs in 1981. They began the label [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Alphabet%20%283%29]Alphabet[/url] to release their own material, after a couple of releases the label name was changed to [l39570]. They are best known for their unique style of music (termed "Pronk" by many) which contains elements of Progressive Rock, Punk and Psychedelic Rock.

    Band members: Tim Smith, Bob Leith, Jim Smith (4), Kavus Torabi
    Band ex-members: , Dominic Luckman, Sarah Smith (2), William D. Drake, Jon Poole, Christian Hayes, Graham Simmonds, Mark Cawthra, Marguerite Johnston, Colvin Mayers, Tim Quy, Dawn Staple

    Cardiacs, originally called Cardiac Arrest, was an English band formed in 1977 and led by Tim Smith (1961-2020). Noted for their complex, varied and intense compositional style and for their eccentric, theatrical stage shows, they have been hailed as an influence by many newer groups and artists.

    As well as Smith, around 23 musicians were part of the Cardiacs over the years, including Smith's brother, Jim, and multi-instrumentalist, Sarah Cutts, who married Tim Smith in 1983.

    Their music combined the excitement and energy of punk with the intricacies and technical cleverness of early British progressive rock, a combination sometimes referred to as pronk, although frontman Smith disavowed this classification.

    Cardiacs released eight studio albums plus a number of live albums, compilation albums and singles between 1980 and 2007, and are best known for the 1988 minor hit single "Is This the Life?" They are also noted for attracting strongly diverse responses: they have remained one of Britain's leading cult rock bands during their four-decade-spanning career, but have also attracted virulent critical attack (including a lengthy editorial ban from the British music magazine New Musical Express).

    On the 30th June 1990, Cardiacs played at Salisbury Arts Centre (a former church). The show was recorded and initially the video of it was released on VHS tape under the name "All That Glitters Is A Mare's Nest". The video helped Cardiacs achieve a cult following, with pirated copies of the video, being highly sought after. The audio from the show was released on CD in 1995.

    The band was on hiatus following the 2008 hospitalisation of Tim Smith after a heart attack and series of strokes which affected his speech and movement.

    Commenting on his condition, in 2017, Smith wrote: “Imagine if you were wearing a skintight bodysuit made of fishnet all around you, with electrical pulses going all the time. This is what my body feels like unless I fall asleep.”

    In 2018, fundraising was set up for Tim Smith, which included the comment “This condition has affected Tim’s movement, his dexterity, his ability to speak, and it has added painful muscle tone and spasms that are a permanent feature of his life these days.”

    On Tuesday 21st July 2020, at around 10.30 pm, Tim Smith passed away at his home, as a result of a heart attack.

    Cardiacs final album, "LSD" remained unfinished at the time of Tim Smith's death. At the time of his death, Cardiacs still remained a cult following, their recordings were not, for example, available on Spotify. For many years there were few new copies of Cardiacs albums in circulation. Later on, re-releases became available on CD and then vinyl.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - The Alphabet Business Concern

    Record label founded by a98187 to release their own material.
    Originally called url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Alphabet%20%283%29Alphabet/url.


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