Crime & the City Solution was formed in Sydney 1977 by Simon Bonney. After some line-up changes band split-up.
In 1985 Bonney reformed band in Berlin. Other musicians were: Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard (both from The Birthday Party), Howard's brother Harry and Epic Soundtracks. They recorded some EP's and great album "Room of Light".
Crime & the City Solution's played dark postpunk influenced by blues. It could be compared to best albums of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
In 1987 Howard brothers and Epic Soundtracks left band to play in These Immortal Souls. With new musicians band recorded three more albums: "Shine", "The Bride Ship" and "Paradise Discotheque".
Crime & the City Solution split-up in 1990. After that Bonney released two solo records.
Here you have nice gig from Gothenburg, Sweden. Band was in highest form. Howard's guitar is as always groundbreaking.
Crime & the City Solution 28.11.1986 Gothenburg
01. The Coal Train [07:16]
02. Pipeline [01:06]
03. The Last Day [06:12]
04. Right Man, Wrong Man [04:21]
05. Six Bells Chime [06:11]
06. Untouchable [05:41]
07. Adventure [03:29]
08. Rose Blue [05:43]
09. Five Stone Walls [04:57]
10. No Money, No Honey [03:21]
11. Trouble Come This Morning [05:09]