The Tourists

Luminous Basement

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The Tourists' third album found the group continuing to expand its musical horizons, especially by integrating Annie Lennox's keyboards into the mix, while maintaining their basic pop/rock focus. Peet Coombes's lyrics had an inward-looking, psychoanalytical focus, and Lennox, on her one contribution, "One Step Near the Edge," maintained that introspection, while Dave Stewart brought in a Yardbirds-like raveup in "Let's Take a Walk." "Don't Say I Told You" showed that the group could still come up with an ear-catching single, but it and the album enjoyed only modest success, and in a developing group, momentum is important. Thus, Coombes and bassist Eddie Chin broke off to form the Acid Drops (who have not been heard from since), while Lennox and Stewart became Eurythmics.

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