Crime & the City Solution

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About Crime & the City Solution

The ever-evolving Crime & the City Solution emerged in the wake of the dissolution of the seminal Birthday Party. Founded and led by evocative singer/songwriter Simon Bonney, a Melbourne, Australia native and his partner, violinist/vocalist Bronwyn Adams, they enlisted ex-Birthday Party members Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard, as well as the latter's bassist brother, Harry Howard. Between 1985 and 1991 they issued seven multi-track EPs, appeared in Wim Wenders' film Wings of Desire, and released five long-playing albums that included Room of Lights (1986), The Bride Ship (1989), and Paradise Discotheque (1990). They split in 1992. Bonney and Adams assembled a new version of the band to release 2013's Detroit-recorded American Twilight. A decade later, another incarnation recorded The Killer in Berlin with producer Martin J. Fiedler.

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