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Of Course They should! Stuart Adamson. Say No More
Posted by Drew on Tuesday, 08.22.06 @ 05:31am
Just for the record, their selftitled song is a classic track. Can't help but have shivers whenever I hear it, wonderful vocal performace.
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 02:58am
One great song does not a carrer make.
Posted by JAck on Monday, 02.5.07 @ 12:43pm
Actually, "Fields of Fire (400 Miles)" was much better than "In A Big Country," and the rest of "The Crossing" was a very good album.
Posted by jayjay on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 19:11pm
One great song may not a career make but BC was about more than one song. They may have been regulated to "one hit wonder" status in the US, but they remained a force in music in Europe long after US audiences forgot about them having more than a dozen hits in England alone.
Posted by NFB on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 20:07pm
I think it would be wonderful if they made it...perhaps I'm a bit of a biased fan, but I've heard that the Edge from U2 cites Stuart Adamson as an influence. And BC brought about the E-bow's five seconds of fame, too.
Posted by Chelsea on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 17:21pm
I would surely like to see a talented band like Big Country be recognized, but they won't because they only had one hit song and the rest of their awesome music was largely UK exclusive. It would be cool to see them given some respect though.
Posted by Jason Elliott on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 22:39pm
Big Country were not a just a group of great musicians (Stuart, Bruce, Tony, & Mark) but they had passion that many artists seem to lack now days.
Posted by W.B. on Monday, 05.11.09 @ 12:39pm
Fields Of Fire (400 miles) is the best song by Big Country.
Posted by Limping Steve on Wednesday, 05.13.09 @ 01:52am
I have/had THE CROSSING on all formats: LP, tape and CD. Definitely a classic but I am sure they will be overlooked. But that's not a problem, they are still a great band.
Posted by Barry Smith on Thursday, 05.14.09 @ 07:34am
To paraphrase an earlier post, one great song does not a great band make, but WHAT A SONG!
Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 07.2.10 @ 20:37pm
Stuart is the most under rated singer/songwriter of ALL time and should be honoured for the joy he brought to so many..as innovative as ray davies..say no more...backed by the brilliance of Bruce, Mark and Tony, Big Country were fantastic live with a lovely touch of warmth and humility you don't find any more ..thanks Stuart..much missed..RIP
Posted by steve on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 19:07pm
Bug Country made 3 albums that entered the top 3 in the UK. As well as Fields of Fire and In a Big Country, there was The Seer (with Kate Bush), Where the Rose is Sown, Look Away, One Great Thing and many, many more fabulous tracks. Should they be in the Hall of Fame? Of course they should by any criterion you can judge them by. Will they be? No - because it's an American market that judges them. Shame.
Posted by Tony Fisher on Wednesday, 02.1.17 @ 15:59pm
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