Breakfast Club

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Breakfast Club will always have a place in history as the band that featured two of Madonna's ex-boyfriends -- drummer Stephen Bray and singer Dan Gilroy -- as well as Madonna herself. The group was formed in New York in the late 70’s by brothers Dan and Ed Gilroy. The band went through several line-ups including one in which Madonna was drummer and occasional lead singer; however, she eventually left to form a new band Emmy. 
 By the mid 80’s, the band consisted of the Gilroy brothers (guitars), Gary Burke (bass), and Stephen Bray (drums). Both Bray and Burke had previously been Madonna's bandmates in Emmy. Breakfast Club signed with Ze Records in 1983 and released the single “Rico Mambo,” which, in later years, has become a dance phenomena in the Philippines. 
 In 1985, the band signed with MCA Records. In 1987 their eponymous album spawned a Top Ten hit ("Right On Track") and led to a Best New Artist nomination at the 1988 Grammy Awards. Later, Randy Jackson (of Journey and American Idol fame) joined the band as bassist. The last single for MCA was a cover of The Beatles’ "Drive My Car" for the 1988 film License to Drive. 
 In 2016, Breakfast Club released a new EP titled Percolate, which features songs from the group's unreleased second album.
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Albums

5821 Breakfast Club - Breakfast Club album art Breakfast Club Breakfast Club (Album) MCA Records 5821 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MCA53128 Breakfast Club - Kiss And Tell album art Breakfast Club Kiss And Tell (Single) MCA Records MCA53128 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
12IS 178, 12IS178 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo album art Breakfast Club Rico Mambo (Single, Maxi) MCA Records 12IS 178, 12IS178 UK 1984 Sell This Version
MCAT 1220 Breakfast Club - Never Be The Same album art Breakfast Club Never Be The Same (Single) MCA Records MCAT 1220 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-90056 Breakfast Club - Right On Track album art Breakfast Club Right On Track (Single, Maxi) MCA Records MCA-90056 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
MS-87-162, MCA-52954 Breakfast Club - Right On Track album art Breakfast Club Right On Track(7", Single) MCA Records, MCA Records MS-87-162, MCA-52954 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-53128 Breakfast Club - Kiss And Tell album art Breakfast Club Kiss And Tell(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA-53128 US 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 309 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo / Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) album art Breakfast Club / Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding Breakfast Club / Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding - Rico Mambo / Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)(7", Jukebox) MCA Records, Warner Bros. Records PROMO 309 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 297 Breakfast Club - La Isla Bonita / Right On Track album art Madonna / Breakfast Club Madonna / Breakfast Club - La Isla Bonita / Right On Track(7", Jukebox) Sire, MCA Records PROMO 297 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-53348 Breakfast Club - Drive My Car album art Breakfast Club Drive My Car (Single) MCA Records MCA-53348 US 1988 Sell This Version
MCA-23833, MCA7552 Breakfast Club - Expressway To Your Heart album art Breakfast Club Expressway To Your Heart MCA Records MCA-23833, MCA7552 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPEC-1530 Breakfast Club - Right On Track / Centerfold album art Breakfast Club / The J. Geils Band Breakfast Club / The J. Geils Band - Right On Track / Centerfold (Single) Unidisc SPEC-1530 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
none Breakfast Club - Percolate album art Breakfast Club Percolate(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Masterphonic none 2016

Videos

none Breakfast Club - Never Be The Same / Girlfriend / Some Kind Of Lover / Middle Of The Night album art Breakfast Club / Pebbles / Jody Watley / Body Breakfast Club / Pebbles / Jody Watley / Body - Never Be The Same / Girlfriend / Some Kind Of Lover / Middle Of The Night(VHS, Promo, PAL) MCA Records none UK 1987 Sell This Version

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ckkdragon

ckkdragon

July 10, 2020
edited 3 months ago
PERCOLATE is Absolutely AMAZING! A shame that remains just a bunch of digital files instead of being pressed on Vinyl, CD and Cassette like it surely deserve.
The Breakfast Club are back and it's a pure breath of fresh air in these "foggy" days full of reggeton and other insulse sh...t for dummies.
Welcome back Breakfast Club, I really hope to hear some other material from this 80es unforgotten group!
I truly recommend the purchase of this digital EP!
leesagrrl

leesagrrl

May 3, 2020
I love these guys! Funky as hell with Minimal Instrumentation and very sparse arrangements with great counterpoint. Great Melodies and so Danceable... and Eighties!!!

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