Wireless was an Australian-Canadian rock band active from 1976 to 1980. The band recorded three albums during their career: Wireless (1976), Positively Human Relatively Sane (1978) and No Static (1980).

GenresRock, progressive rock
Years active1976–1980
LabelsAtlantic, Anthem
Past members
  • Mike Crawford
  • Allan Marshall
  • Steve McMurray
  • Marty Morin
  • Glenn Beatson
  • Mike Lalonde
  • Lawrence DelGrande

History edit

Wireless was formed in 1976 by bassist Allan Marshall, guitarist Steve McMurray and drummer Glenn Beatson, who had played together in an Australian pop music band, Autumn.[1][2] They released a self-titled album on the Atlantic label which included some original songs.[3]

The band soon signed with WEA Music.[4]

The band's album Positively Human Relatively Sane did not sell well; the next album, No Static, was produced by Geddy Lee (of the band RUSH). RUSH were friends with, and supporters of, Wireless. The band would tour with RUSH several times in the late 1970s. Wireless' albums were later remastered and released by Rock Candy Records.[5]

Members edit

  • Mike Crawford - Guitar, vocals
  • Allan Marshall - Bass, vocals
  • Steve McMurray - Guitar, vocals
  • Marty Morin - drums
  • Glenn Beatson - Drums
  • Mike Lalonde - Vocals
  • Lawrence DelGrande - Keyboard, vocals

Discography edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Wireless". Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia, November 28, 2004
  2. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Autumn'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004.
  3. ^ " CD Reviews Wireless - 'Positively Human, Relatively Sane'". Rocktopia, August 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Martin Melhuish (2 October 1976). "Striving for Success without Leaning on Government". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 60–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Wireless – Remasters Rock Candy Records". Classic Rock Revisited, by Jeb Wright.

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