Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground are a Belgian band , created by two brothers , Jean-Marc Pauly and Pierre Pauly in 1981. They were pioneers of cold wave and EBM . Their first single 'Moan on the sly', was released in 1983 and they remained active until now (although they decided not to release anything between 1988 and 2007 , being involved in other artistic projects such as writing and plastic art . Their style evolved during the years 1980 passing from an icy and radical cold wave to more danceable sound with stressed rhythmics and exclusively synthetic melodies , sustained by an ironical dadaist visual . They regularly collaborated with members of Belgian band Front 242 , have worked with English producer Colin Newman from Wire and have written and composed on two Front 242 albums in 1994 . They have often toured in various countries from Europe and have been an inspiration to many bands .
A new album 'Rosary' was released in 2007 produced by Patrick Codenys (Front 242) . The band have acquired a solid live reputation (the choreography of chaos).
The future is now .

Parade Ground Discography Tracks


Parade Ground Cut Up (Album) Play It Again Sam Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
SW 001 Parade Ground Rosary(CD, Album) Sleep Walking Records SW 001 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
none Parade Ground Untitled(CDr) Not On Label (Parade Ground Self-released) none Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
Parade Ground The 15th Floor (Album) Minimal Maximal Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
Parade Ground A Room With A View (Album) Other Voices Records Russia 2012 Sell This Version
VOX 26 MC Parade Ground Sanctuary(Cass, Album, Ltd, C54) Other Voices Records VOX 26 MC Russia 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ND 007 Parade Ground Moan On The Sly(7", Single) New Dance ND 007 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
MASK 103 Parade Ground Man In A Trance(12") Mask Music MASK 103 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
SIDE 8503 Parade Ground Took Advantage(12") Another Side SIDE 8503 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
BIAS 60 Parade Ground Dual Perspective(12") Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 60 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
BIAS 81 Parade Ground Strange World(12") Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 81 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
BIAS 92 Parade Ground Hollywood(12") Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 92 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version


none Parade Ground Live Collection(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label (Parade Ground Self-released) none Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
DE-018 Parade Ground The Golden Years(LP, Comp, RM) Dark Entries DE-018 US 2011 Sell This Version
FACT 3245 Parade Ground Strange World(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Infacted Recordings FACT 3245 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
D1061CD Parade Ground Parade Ground(CD, Comp) Daft Records D1061CD Belgium 2016 Sell This Version


none Parade Ground Live In Jönköping(DVDr) Not On Label (Parade Ground Self-released) none Belgium 2007 Sell This Version

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December 13, 2013
Parade Ground, as transwaves mentions below, is a vastly overlooked band. Two of their tracks rank among the masterpieces of synthesizer-based dance music: "Gold Rush" and "Hollywood". Anyone with even a passing interest in 80s progressive synthpop, EBM/industrial, or gothy new wave will be floored and delighted as they explore their catalogue. The Dark Entries label has done us all a favor by putting together a nice anthology of their work, and thanks to the interwebs many more people can now hear just how good they were...and are still, apparently, as they are still touring.


March 13, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
Well this one of the best bands from the 80´s who have made some original music never copied since. The mixture of synthpop and new wave is brilliant. I have followed them since the 80´s and are still very fond of them. This is a band that didn´t get enough credit for their work among the masses. Nevertheless they are a bright star in the music heaven and are still worth listening too. I figure I wouldn´t have known about them if it wasn´t for the connection to FRONT 242 but who cares? Join the club and buy yourself a stack of their records to get a peek of one of the best bands from the 80´s. I can assure you that you won´t be disapointed!

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