Another band that never seemed to get its due, The Silencers briefly rode the burgeoning celtic rock movement in the latter part of the '80's that coincided with the commercial peaks of such bands as Simple Minds, Deacon Blue, and Del Amitri. Formed by Jimmie O'Neill and Cha Burns out of the critically respected but ultimately unsuccessful new wave band Fingerprintz, The Silencers released their debut in 1987 and received some airplay, particularly in America, thanks to lead single "Painted Moon" and strong production overall from Dave Bascombe.
The Silencers - A Letter From St Paul (1987)
- Painted Moon
- I Can't Cry
- Bullets and Blue Eyes
- God's Gift
- I See Red
- I Ought to Know
- A Letter From St Paul
- Blue Desire
I also found a promotional 12" single for "Painted Moon" that included two rock radio remixes that I don't think were ever commercially available. Here's the longer mix.
The Silencers - Painted Moon (Rock Radio Remix)