Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One Million Smiles
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Kort Kramer | South Florida, USA | 06/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It appears that this is the one and only CD from this ill-fated band. This is what their Label, ORG, had to say about them:"Their first release was the 100 Degrees EP on ORG - at the time they were called Poloroid, the Polaroid camera people and their lawyers didn't like the name (I did warn you this happens to us lots.... how did Charlie's Angels get away with it?). That debut EP caused quite a fuss amongst the major labels and Inaura signed to EMI - who then spent over a million pounds recording the album, another half a million making promo videos in Hong Kong, LA and I can't remember where else now.... The first EMI single was the classic "This Month's Epic" a smouldering moody progressive epic of some nine minutes, they followed it with a couple of more conventional singles, the second "Coma Aroma" featuring a very well received Perfecto remix - by now Dave Formula (Magazine) had joined the band and everything was looking rather good...... until their A&R man was sacked and it all got tied up in internal record company politics (if you ever get a chance, read a book called Hype by Hawkwind man Robert Calvert - he was right, we didn't believe it when we first read it.. in fact he watered the truth down to try and make it al little bit more believable!) No one seemed interested in a sacked A&R man's project, the album stayed on the shelf and the band, disillusioned, fell apart - but we knew we couldn't leave it there, we know there was a great album, it had to come out.... took us a year but we finally got it out of the hands of the lawyers and out on ORG - it's a bit of fine musical history for those who are interested, despite all the problems and the eventually disapointing apathy of the band once we got the beautiful thing out it was all well worth all the effort...... Where are they today? Gone, destroyed by the big bad EMI machine - one hell of an album though.""