Time Bandits (band)


Time Bandits (band)

Time Bandits are a Dutch band from the 1980s, best known for their song "Endless Road," which was played extensively in Europe.

The band

The band was formed in 1981 by Dutch born Alides Hidding, who wrote all songs and sang lead vocals. The band's four albums made the charts all over the world, establishing a presence on the American music scene by topping the dance charts with the #1 dance hit "Live It Up".

By the mid-1980's, Time Bandits was achieving great success as far away as Australia, where "I'm Only Shooting Love" and "Endless Road" (where its music video was filmed) were both Top 10 hits and are now widely considered '80s classics. These singles and other hits such as "Listen To The Man With The Golden Voice", "Dancing On A String" and "I'm Specialized In You" were also successful in the Netherlands, Germany, France and New Zealand (where "I'm Only Shooting Love" hit number one in June 1984).

After moving to Los Angeles from Europe in 1989, Alides' songs have been recorded by such artists as Jennifer Rush, The Nylons, and various European performers. He has established songwriting collaborations with such writers as Charlie Midnight (producer of Alides' last album "Can't Wait For Another World" together with Dan Hartman), Jackie DeShannon, Pamela Phillips Oland, Dwayne Hitchings, Donny Markowitz, and Todd Smallwood.

The versatility of Alides Hidding is reflected in his capacity to adapt to a wide range of songwriting and producing styles. His works vary from R&B, blues, dance, rock and pop with equal skill.

Other band members were Marco Lightenberg (keyboards), Guus Strijbosch (bass) and Dave van den Dries (battery).

After an absence from the stagelights, Alides began touring with his new band in 2006.

Discography

Albums

1982 : "TIME BANDITS"
*"A man's heart"
*"Cues part 2"
*"Good timin'"
*"In town"
*"Live it up"
*"Lookin' out"
*"Power"
*"Rumours"
*"Sister paradise" CBS records => CX 85543 (lp)

1985 : "FICTION"
*"America"
*"Back against the wall"
*"Dancing on a string"
*"Endless road"
*"I want to live"
*"I won't steal away"
*"I won't steal away" (special re-mix)(CD)
*"I'm only shooting love" (re-mix)
*"Only a fool"
*"Runaway"
*"Star" (CD)
*"You are every world" CBS records => 25987

1987 : "CAN'T WAIT FOR ANOTHER WORLD"
*"Can't wait for another world"
*"Earthlings"
*"Every heartbeat"
*"Pasadena dreamworld"
*"Sail"
*"True love"
*"We'll be dancing"
*"Wherever we go"
*"Wildfire"
*"You're not at home" CBS records => 4508782

Singles

*1981: "Live it up"
*1982: "Sister paradise"
*1982: "I'm specialized in you"
*1983: "Listen to the man with the golden voice"
*1983: "I'm only shooting love"
*1984: "Reach out"
*1985: "Endless road"
*1985: "Dancing on a string"
*1986: "I won't steal away"
*1986: "Only a fool"
*1987: "We'll be dancing"
*1987: "Wildfire"
*1988: "Can't wait for another world"
*1996: "Specialized in you" (reissue)

External links

* [http://www.timebandits.nl/ Official site of the band, in english and dutch ]


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