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ELECTRONIC

Electronic was a band consisting of ex-The Smiths guitar player Johnny Marr on guitars, bass and keyboards and New Order frontman Bernard Sumner on keyboards and vocals
Labelled as an "on/off" project because of their tendency for long absences between releases,
Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr occasionally worked with other artists (eg. Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant and Karl Bartos, formerly of Kraftwerk)
Electronic was the most commercially successful of the many
New Order side-projects; their first single Getting Away With It, which featured Neil Tennant on backing vocals, peaked at number 12 in the UK and also charted in the United States in 1990. Their self-titled debut LP reached #2 on the UK charts, and went on to sell over a million units worldwide. Their biggest UK hit was Disappointed, reaching number 6, this time with Neil Tennant on lead vocals. However, despite these impressive numbers, Electronic never managed to reach the popularity of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, or The Smiths, and the second album, Raise The Pressure flopped, selling only approximately 90 000 copies


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Johnny Marr  (guitar, bass, keyboards) | Bernard Sumner (vocals, keyboards)
Guest appearances: Karl Bartos (Elektric Music, ex-Kraftwerk) | Anne Dudley (Art of Noise) | Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys) | Dave Palmer (ABC) | Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys)