Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curiosity Killed The Cat

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British pop band formed in 1984 by Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (vocals), Julian Godfrey Brookhouse (guitar), Nicholas Bernard Thorp (bass), Michael Drummond (drums), and Toby Anderson (keyboards). Toby Anderson, whilst not a signed member of the band, was a 5th songwriter for the entire first No 1 album 'Keep Your Distance'.
They recorded a track entitled "Curiosity Killed the Cat" which caught the interest of businessman Peter Rosengard, who eventually renamed the band after their song and became their manager.
In 1985, Curiosity Killed the Cat was signed to Phonogram, and the group began making their first LP. However, producers Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare were taken off the project, replaced by Stewart Levine; as a result, the album was delayed for nearly a year.
"Misfit" was first released in July 1986, but it was not successful that year.
In early 1987, "Down to Earth" became a Top Ten hit in the U.K.
In 1989 the group shortened their name to Curiosity.
Thorp left the band around 1991 due to family commitments.
The remaining three members went on to sign with BMG records and produced a number of singles and 1 album 'Back To Front'. BMG Album released only in Europe and japan.
1992's "Hang On in There Baby" peaked at number three on the British charts, and the band disappeared from the music scene until singer Volpeliere joined the 80s nostalgia ''Here and Now'' tour in 2001.
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Curiosity Killed The Cat Discography

Albums

832 025-1 Curiosity Killed The Cat Keep Your Distance (Album) Mercury, Mercury 832 025-1 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
PPD-1080 Curiosity Killed The Cat = キュリオシティ・キルド・ザ・キャット* Curiosity Killed The Cat = キュリオシティ・キルド・ザ・キャット* - Getahead (Album) Mercury PPD-1080 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MER 226 Curiosity Killed The Cat Misfit (Single, Maxi) Mercury MER 226 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAT 2, 888 167-7 Curiosity Killed The Cat Down To Earth (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury, Mercury CAT 2, 888 167-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAT XR3 Curiosity Killed The Cat Ordinary Day (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury CAT XR3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CAT 5, 888 784-7 Curiosity Killed The Cat Free (Single) Mercury, Mercury CAT 5, 888 784-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 747 The Cure / Curiosity Killed The Cat The Cure / Curiosity Killed The Cat - Why Can't I Be You? / Ordinary Day(7", Jukebox, Promo) Polygram AS 5000 747 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 745 Curiosity Killed The Cat / Enrico Cifiello Curiosity Killed The Cat / Enrico Cifiello - Misfit / Un Bacio Alla Mia Età(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 745 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
none Curiosity Killed The Cat, X Mal Deutschland Curiosity Killed The Cat, X Mal Deutschland - Ordinary Day(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1987 Sell This Version
CAT 7 Curiosity* First Place (Single) Mercury, Phonogram CAT 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CATX 6, 876 060-1 Curiosity Killed The Cat Name & No. (Maxi, Single) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury, Mercury CATX 6, 876 060-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5000 839 Jimmy Somerville / Curiosity Killed The Cat Jimmy Somerville / Curiosity Killed The Cat - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / Cascade(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 839 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
5000 832 Curiosity Killed The Cat Ball And Chain / Name And Number(7", Promo) Mercury 5000 832 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
5001 677 Carioca (2) / Curiosity Killed The Cat Carioca (2) / Curiosity Killed The Cat - Lambada / Name And Number(12", Promo) PolyGram 5001 677 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5000 830 Curiosity Killed The Cat / Wet Wet Wet Curiosity Killed The Cat / Wet Wet Wet - Name And Number / Sweet Surrender(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 830 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
74321 11313 2 Curiosity* I Need Your Lovin'(CD, Maxi) RCA 74321 11313 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
888 468-1, 888484-1 Swing Out Sister / Curiosity Killed The Cat Swing Out Sister / Curiosity Killed The Cat - Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix) / Ordinary Day (Extraordinary Mix)(12", Promo) Mercury, Mercury 888 468-1, 888484-1 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PWKS 4100 P Curiosity Killed The Cat Their Very Best(CD, Comp) Pickwick Music PWKS 4100 P UK 1989 Sell This Version
552548-2 Curiosity Killed The Cat The Very Best Of (Comp) Spectrum Music (2) 552548-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SPEC2167 Curiosity Killed The Cat Down To Earth: The Collection(CD, Comp) Spectrum Music (2) SPEC2167 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

24VP-5, 080 113-2 Curiosity Killed The Cat Misfit (Maxi) Mercury, Phonogram 24VP-5, 080 113-2 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Philips CDV 01 Various, Curiosity Killed The Cat Various, Curiosity Killed The Cat - Philips CD Video Launch TV Commercial(CDV, Maxi, Promo, PAL) Philips, Mercury Philips CDV 01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 340-9 Curiosity Killed The Cat Running The Distance (Comp) PolyGram Music Video 080 340-9 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 108-2 Curiosity Killed The Cat Free(CDV, Maxi, PAL) Mercury 080 108-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
081 652-2 Curiosity Killed The Cat First Place(CDV, EP, PAL) Mercury 081 652-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version

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