So who’s heard off the band called Crime & the City Solution before? Or is a better question, who remembers them? Yet another under-rated Aussie band, you might not know off? They’re the main band for the singer-songwriter Simon Bonney. Which as you can tell by reading this, I’m now blogging about them. Simon started Crime & the City Solution way back in Sydney 1977 but with totally different line-ups throughout all the activate years. The last time they re-formed was in 2012 while Bonney was living in Detroit which they released a brand new album entitled American Twilight in 2013. I did get to see them live twice on the reunion tour as well! Most recently he did release a solo compilation only last year under the title Past, Present, Future plus then was invited to tour with superfan Mark Lanegan. Lanegan cites the 1988 Crime & the City Solution album entitled Shine as one of his favourite albums of all-time, if you’ll like to known?
The Adversary was one of the very last songs they released in the early 90’s which at that time, Bonney moved to Los Angeles when on to released a couple solo albums. So the Crime & the City Solution recorded this track for Wim Wenders 1991 film Until the End of the World and first appeared on the soundtrack album with bands like U2, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds etc. Then two year later was the opening and title track to which the rest was otherwise a live album but was the final album until that reunion one in 2013. Also this track was the closing song on the 2012 comp album named A History of Crime, Berlin 1987–1991: An Introduction to Crime & the City Solution. Linking here their label Mute Records’ band page which could be a good place where you can buy copy’s if you want/need them?
Plus let’s say it’s the last Ad… something word SOTD title today because it’s taken me four months to get this far but I could change my mind at a later date? For the moment let’s move on to Ae… something next time, in a couple of days time. I hope you dig Crime & the City Solution’s The Adversary?