Stratus (English band)

Stratus (originally "Clive Burr's Escape", then briefly known as "Tygon" and "Stratas"), was a short-lived English melodic hard rock supergroup.[1] It was formed by ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, the Troy brothers from then-inactive Praying Mantis; plus ex-Grand Prix vocalist Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Alan Nelson.[1] The band split after only one album, Throwing Shapes, released in 1985.[1] Bernie Shaw became the lead vocalist for Uriah Heep the following year.[1]

Stratus
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active1983–1985, 2011, 2014
LabelsSteel Trax
Associated actsPraying Mantis
MembersBernie Shaw
Tino Troy
Chris Troy
Alan Nelson
Clive Burr

The track "Run for Your Life" was featured on the soundtrack to the movie, Class of Nuke 'Em High.

DiscographyEdit

Throwing Shapes
 
Studio album by
Stratus
Released1984 [JPN]; 1985
RecordedDreamboat Studios, Frankfurt, Germany, 1984
Genre
Length37:33
LabelSteel Trax (UK)
CBS/Sony (Japan)
ProducerNorman Goodman
Skytripper
Studio album by
Stratus
Released2011
Genre
LabelPlaza Mayor Company
Mirrors
EP by
Stratus
Released2014
Genre
LabelFragments
  • Throwing Shapes - 1985
    1. "Back Street Lovers" (3:51)
    2. "Gimme Something" (4:14)
    3. "Even if It Takes" (4:22)
    4. "Give Me One More Chance" (4:47)
    5. "Never Say No" (4:01)
    6. "Romancer" (3:22)
    7. "Enough Is Enough" (3:40)
    8. "Run for Your Life" (4:33)
    9. "So Tired" (4:46)

Line-upEdit

  • Bernie Shaw - lead vocals
  • Tino Troy — lead guitar, vocals
  • Alan Nelson — keyboard
  • Chris Troy — bass, vocals
  • Clive Burr - drums, vocals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 346. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.

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