Saturday, September 30, 2023

Crime And The City Solution: Just South Of Heaven 1985


Despite roots dating back as far as 1978, Crime & the City Solution did not truly emerge until 1984,

coming to life in the wake of the dissolution of the seminal Birthday Party. The group was led by evocative singer/songwriter Simon Bonney, a Melbourne, Australia native who led a series of bands under the verbose Crime name throughout the late '70s and early '80s; a longtime friend of the Birthday Party, he contacted former members Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard after the group's breakup, and following the addition of Howard's brother, bassist Harry Howard, the most successful and famed lineup of Crime & the City Solution was born.

In 1985, the quartet debuted with The Dangling Man, a self-produced EP quickly establishing the

band's moody, atmospheric, blues-based aesthetic. Former Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks joined Crime after the EP's release, freeing Harvey to alternate among a variety of instruments for the haunting follow-up, Just South of Heaven. Their full-length bow, Room of Lights, appeared in 1986 and featured the remarkable "Six Bells Chime," which so impressed the acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders that he invited the band to perform the song live in his 1988 masterpiece Wings of Desire.

Crime And The City Solution – Just South Of Heaven
Format: 6 Track Mini LP
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock
Year: 1985



01. Rose Blue    4:50
02. The Coal Train    5:55
03. Stolen & Stealing    3:20
04. Five Stone Walls    4:15
05. Trouble Come This Morning    4:30
06. The Wailing Wall    5:30

MP3 @ 320 Size: 65.5 MB
Flac  Size: 185 MB

Crime And The City Solution on Urban Aspirines HERE


  1. I have all of the band.
    A recommendation if you don't know it: ( too Aussie band)
    CROWDED HOUSE 5× Deluxe Edition 2 cds each with booklet. Very nice.

  2. Thank you very much for this