The Skids had broken up back in early 1982 and the solo career of Richard Jobson had stalled. Two years on, and still only 24 years of age, he decided to try again and formed The Armoury Show with his mate Russell Webb (ex Skids) and John McGeoch and John Doyle both of whom had been integral to the sound of Magazine.
On paper it had a lot going for it but the three early singles – Castles In Spain, We Can Be Brave Again and Glory Of Love failed to hit the spot with the record buying public. All three tracks were included on debut LP Waiting For The Floods in September 1985 while Castles In Spain was re-released on the back of some high-profile TV appearances and support slots for well-know bands. All to no avail.
Two more singles followed in early 87 before the band called it a day.
Maybe the world wasn’t quite ready for a mid80s era Simple Minds tribute act….which may sound harsh but have a listen to this track from their one album to see what I’m getting at:-
mp3 : The Armoury Show – Kyrie