Parachute Club, The – The Parachute Club 1983 Alternative Rock, New Wave (vinyl)
Parachute Club, The – The Parachute Club 1983 Alternative Rock, New Wave
Label & Ser # ~ Current – WAVE 2
Format 1 -disc, 9 tracks, Black Vinyl, 12-inch , 33rpm, LP.
Year of release ~ 1983
Country Manufactured ~Canada
Alternative Rock, New Wave
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 9 slight edge wear / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 9 10
side 2 - 10
in excellent shape
BIN # * 28
Bin # 125 - Cover has spline wear - 7 / vinyl is mint 10
BIN # 148 / 247 perfect
The Parachute Club was a Canadian band formed in Toronto in 1982. They released three top 40 hits in Canada between 1983 and 1987, including "Rise Up", ""At the Feet of the Moon" and "Love Is Fire" (which featured guest duet vocals from John Oates). The band was well known for being one of the first mainstream pop acts in Canada to integrate world music influences, particularly Caribbean styles such as reggae andsoca, into their sound.
"The Chutes", as they were known, broke up after touring to promote their third and final album, and played their final gig in the summer of 1988. A reconstituted version of the Parachute Club (including four of the earlier band members) played a number of live shows between 2005 and 2008. The band reunited again in 2011, and continues to play occasional shows.
Formation and early years (1982–1983)
The original Parachute Club band consisted of Lorraine Segato on vocals and guitar, Lauri Conger onkeyboards and vocals, Billy Bryans on drums, Margo Davidson on saxophone and vocals, Julie Masi on percussion and vocals, Steve Webster on bassand Dave Gray on guitar. Segato and Conger had previously been associated for several years as the nucleus of Mama Quilla II, a band that gained respect in Toronto in the late 1970s and early 1980s for their integrated musical and sexual politics—elements that would continue with The Parachute Club. Billy Bryans had been a well-known percussionist and producer in Toronto since the early 1970s, primarily associated with the Downchild Blues Bandduring this period.
Segato and Bryans first met in 1979, and started to collaborate musically. By 1982, they were both members of the Toronto band V, which was formed while Mama Quilla II was then on hiatus. In the late summer of 1982, Bryans was offered a chance to play at the inaugural Festival of Festivals in Toronto. With other members of V unavailable, Bryans approached Segato to form a new one-off band to play at the festival. They added Lauri Conger from Mama Quilla II, as well as local musicians Margo Davidson, Dave Gray and Steve Webster. The band was well received at the festival, and shortly thereafter received and accepted an offer for both a management and recording contract with Current Records. The Parachute Club was thereby formed, while Mama Quilla II made their 'hiatus' permanent, and disbanded