Brilliant, creatively fuelled by ex-Killing Joke bass player Youth (b. Martin Glover, 27 December 1960, Africa), originally formed in England with Paul Ferguson (drums) and Paul Raven (bass). However, the latter pair soon defected back to Killing Joke. A second line-up featuring, among others, Tin Tin (b. France), Marcus (ex-Lemon Boys) and Stephan was equally short-lived. Brilliant, meanwhile, persevered with Youth on bass, Jimmy Cauty (pre- KLF) on guitar and June Lawrence on vocals. Though neither of the new members were experienced musically, Lawrence had studied fashion at art school and Cauty had been a prominent comic artist. Much adored by the music press, their sole breakthrough came with a sumptuous cover version of James Brown’s ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’. The Stock, Aitken And Waterman -produced album was disappointing and over-produced.
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