They chose a career path of anthemic tunes that brought them fame and fortune across most of the planet but left quite a few folk who had loved the earlier material scratching their heads in disbelief.
Simple Minds made a lot of great music at the beginning of their career. If they had broken up before the chart hits then I’m sure they would be held in the very highest of regards and quoted by many of today’s young musicians as being a huge influence. They would be seen as part of the art-rock movement and not pioneers of arena cum stadium rock.
Listen without prejudice.
mp3 : Simple Minds – Premonition (John Peel Session)
mp3 : Simple Minds – Changeling
mp3 : Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities
mp3 : Simple Minds – Sweat In Bullet
Theme For Great Cities comes highly recommended to all fans of Magazine and the keyboard skills of Dave Formula.