B·F·G

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Following tours with The Cult, New Order, and the Smiths as drummer with Factory Records band Lavolta Lakota, Mike Simmii (or Mike Simpkins) left to form BFG in Summer 1985. Joined by B.J. Williams (2) on vocals, Keith Lambert (2) on bass, and Acky on guitar.

After hearing an early "Paris" demo, Joy Division and New Order bassist Pete Hook invited the band to support New Order on their summer 1986 tour. This tour coincided with BFG's first release: the 12" single "Paris".

BFG's first headlining show in home town Manchester was with the Stone Roses as support. At this early stage they were compared with Joy Division for the intensity of their live performance. Soon the band were starting to gain a reputation of being "difficult" as far as the press were concerned. During the late 80's the band completed only very few interviews and even today still refuse to play by the media's rules.

The line up changed for the "Western Sky" and "Higher" EPs, with Steve Craig replacing B.J. Williams and Paul Batheram replacing Acky on guitar. Also at this time Guy Hatton (who would later join the Utah Saints) was asked to join BFG.

The BFG sound then altered and was moving in a much more melodic ‘dark wave’ direction, which resulted in the band's debut album ‘Fathoms’, released in 1988.

The second album, "Blue", was released in 1990, this time mixing even more technology with pummelling bass lines. By then, BFG were stripped back to a duo, Mike Simii and B.J. Williams.

The band dissolved in 1991 but reformed in 2016 and has started recording new material.
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Albums

B·F·G - Fathoms album art B·F·G Fathoms (Album) Attica Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
B·F·G - Blue album art B.F.G.* Blue (Album) Attica Records UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SRT6KL970 B·F·G - Paris album art B F G* Paris(12") Attica Records SRT6KL970 UK 1986 Sell This Version
B·F·G - The Higher E.P. album art B·F·G The Higher E.P. (EP) Attica Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
B·F·G - Western Sky album art B·F·G Western Sky Attica Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Normal 98 B·F·G - Coming Home / Firefly album art B·F·G Coming Home / Firefly(7", Single) Normal Normal 98 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ATT 207 B·F·G - Say What You Want album art BFG* Say What You Want(CD, EP) Attica Records ATT 207 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ATT 204 B·F·G - Fade Away album art B·F·G Fade Away(CDr, EP) Attica Records ATT 204 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

B·F·G - Compilation album art B·F·G Compilation (Comp) Normal Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none B·F·G - Compilation album art B·F·G Compilation(LP, Comp, TP, W/Lbl) Normal none Germany 1990 Sell This Version

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