Figures On A Beach

Figures On A Beach

Real Name:
Anthony Kaczynski, Christopher Ewen, John Richard Rolski, Michael J.F. Smith, Perry Tell, Ricci Ara
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Formed in 1981 in Detroit, Figures on a Beach originally consisted of Anthony Kaczynski (vocals, bass), Christopher Ewen (keyboards), Michael Smith (drums) and Ricci Ara (guitar). Releases from this lineup include the Swimming EP on Metro-America and the Don Was-produced single "Breathless" in 1984. In 1985 the band moved to Boston, where new members John Richard Rolski (guitar) and Perry Tell (guitar, bass) replaced Ara, and Kaczynski, still the vocalist, traded in his guitar for keyboard duties. The quintet eventually signed with Sire Records Company and hooked up with producer Ivan Ivan, who steered them toward an upbeat synth-pop sound that was criticized in the press as sounding dated upon release. Notable releases from this collaboration include the anthemic "No Stars" on the album Standing On Ceremony in 1987, and the soaring, slickly produced single "Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria)" from the group's eponymous 1989 album. Figures on a Beach broke up in 1993. Kaczynski and Smith went on to become founding members of Fireking, and Ewen eventually joined Future Bible Heroes.
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Figures On A Beach Discography

Albums

Figures On A Beach Standing On Ceremony (Album) Sire, Sire, I Square Records, I Square Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Figures On A Beach Figures On A Beach (Album) Sire, Sire Canada 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Figures On A Beach Swimming (EP) Metro-America US 1983 Sell This Version
Figures On A Beach Breathless (Single) Metro-America US 1984 Sell This Version
MA-1009 Figures On A Beach Paradise / In Camera Obscura(12") Metro-America MA-1009 US 1985 Sell This Version
Figures On A Beach No Stars (Single) Sire US 1987 Sell This Version
Figures On A Beach Accidentally 4th. St. (Gloria). (Maxi, Single) Sire, I Square Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Figures On A Beach You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Single) Sire, Sire Canada 1989 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Figures On A Beach Paradise And Other Four Letter Words(Cass, Comp) Metro-America none US 1986 Sell This Version