The System

The System

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The duo — vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Michael "Mic" Murphy, and keyboardist/songwriter David Frank — referred to their robotic, synthesizer-driven R&B sound as electro-soul. They recorded their first single, "It's Passion", in 1981 while augmenting the funk-band Kleeer. As the story goes, hearing the song on the radio while the Kleeer tour bus was enough to inspire them to do The System full-time. Soon Murphy and Frank were recording the album "Sweat", and in 1982 they released their first successful hit "You Are In My System". 1984 was not much of a successful year for the duo, due to Purple Rain and Thriller being in the limelight, They released "X-Periment", their second album. Around 1985, they released "The Pleasure Seekers", their third album which had hits such as "This is For You" and "The Pleasure Seekers", whom has reached in an episode of the famous 80s cop TV show "Miami Vice". In 1987, they recorded their most durable hit, "Don't Disturb The Groove" but, in 1990, after releasing "Rhythm and Romance" and having it flopped on them, they did the opposite of just that, and split up. The group conjoined again in 1999, and released "ESP" (Electro Soul Pioneers) in 2000, then went on hiatus. 2009 saw the release of "Unreleased Unleashed", a colletion of unreleased material for "E.S.P." and some B-sides from their past work. In 2012, Mic and David rejoined, and released their seventh album in 2013, "System Overload". The duo has plans on releasing new material in the near future, the system overloads with unknown and unopened databases of music. Mic lives in NYC, while David lives in LA.
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The System Discography

Albums

The System Sweat (Album) Mirage (2) Italy 1983 Sell This Version
The System X-Periment (Album) Mirage (2) Germany 1984 Sell This Version
The System The Pleasure Seekers (Album) Mirage (2) UK 1985 Sell This Version
The System Don't Disturb This Groove (Album) Atlantic US 1987 Sell This Version
The System Rhythm And Romance (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Germany 1989 Sell This Version
The System ESP (Album) Orpheus Music Japan 2000 Sell This Version
13685 The System System Overload(CD, Album) Science Lab Music, Science Lab Records 13685 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The System It's Passion (Single) Mirage (2) US 1982 Sell This Version
The System You Are In My System / Now I Am Electric (Single, Maxi) Mirage (2), Atlantic Spain 1982 Sell This Version
The System Tu Estas En Mi Systema (You Are In My System) (Maxi) Mirage (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
The System I Won't Let Go / Go For What U Know (Single) Mirage (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
The System Sweat (Single) Mirage (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
AS 5000 648 The System / Jon And Vangelis* The System / Jon And Vangelis* - You Are In My System / And When The Night Comes(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 648 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
The System Promises Can Break Mirage (2), Atlantic US 1984 Sell This Version
The System I Wanna Make You Feel Good (Maxi) Polydor France 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-52659 The System Rock 'N Roll Me Again(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA-52659 US 1984 Sell This Version
The System The Pleasure Seekers (Maxi, Single) Mirage (2), Atlantic Spain 1985 Sell This Version
The System I Don't Run From Danger Mirage (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
The System This Is For You (Maxi) Mirage (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
7-99566 The System I Don't Run From Danger(7", Single, Promo) Mirage (2) 7-99566 US 1985 Sell This Version
The System House Of Rhythm / Groove (Single) Atlantic US 1987 Sell This Version
The System Nighttime Lover (Single) Atlantic UK 1987 Sell This Version
The System Don't Disturb This Groove (Single, Maxi) Atlantic UK 1987 Sell This Version
The System Come As You Are (Superstar) (Single) Atlantic UK 1987 Sell This Version
7-89222 The System Save Me / Nighttime Lover(7") Atlantic 7-89222 US 1987 Sell This Version