They formed in 1981 and were active throughout the 80s, but most successful during the 90s. Their hit singles include "Sit Down" and "Laid".
Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive but reformed in January 2007, returning for a nationwide tour and a new album.
Laid was released in September 1993 to positive reviews. As well as being a success in the UK, the album also broke the band in the US, shipping over 600,000 copies and charting at #68, propelled by the immense popularity of its risqué title track on US student radio.
In March 1998, a greatest hits album, The Best Of, was released, compiling all the band’s hits since their signing to Fontana. The album reached #1 in the UK album charts and sell-out tours throughout the year followed.
This bed is on fire
With passion and love
The neighbors complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she's on top
My therapist said not to see you no more
She said you're like a disease without any cure
She said I'm so obsessed that I'm becoming a bore, oh no
Ah, you think you're so pretty
Caught your hand inside the till
Slammed your fingers in the door
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers
Dressed me up in women's clothes
Messed around with gender roles
Line my eyes and call me pretty
Moved out of the house, so you moved next door
I locked you out, you cut a hole in the wall
I found you sleeping next to me, I thought I was alone
You're driving me crazy, when are you coming home