Citizen Cain has its origins in London. The year was 1982 and Gordon Feenie and Cyrus, having played together in Not Quite Red Fox, decided to put together a new group. They recruited Tim Taylor and Citizen Cain was born. The group worked together as a three-piece until they broke up in 1988. 1990 saw a reborn Citizen Cain with the lineup being Cyrus, Frank Kennedy, Stewart Bell, Dave Elam, and Chris Colvin. The group recorded a demo and their first album the following year. Cracks were appearing in the unit even during the recording of that CD (Serpents in Camouflage), though. Within the next year, the group changed drummer, guitarist, and bassist, becoming almost an all-new outfit. Their next album, Somewhere but Yesterday, was released in 1994. By the time they were ready to do the next disc, the lineup had dwindled to two members. The resulting album, which would not be released until 1997, was entitled Raising the Stones. A compilation of older material called Ghost Dance came out before that release in 1996.
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