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Eruption (band)

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Eruption (band)

Eruption was a popular disco, R&B and soul band in the 1970s and 1980s.


Silent Eruption was formed in 1974 in Britain. In 1975 they won the RCA Soul Search Contest, whilst their first single "Let Me Take You Back in Time" was released in 1976. Finding their success quickly drying out, lead singer Lindel Leslie left the group, and their backing singer Precious Wilson stepped forward to front the band. They went on the road in Germany where Frank Farian, the producer of Boney M., took notice of them. Farian signed the group with the Germany-based Hansa Records and the band supported Boney M. on tour.

After a minor hit single with "Party Party", their cover of "I Can't Stand the Rain" from their first album (December 1977) was a hit, reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart, and #18 in U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was followed by their second album titled Leave a Light launched towards the end of 1978. The first single, "Leave A Light", off the album was not a big seller, but the second single, "One Way Ticket" (a cover of Neil Sedaka's song written by Jack Keller and Hank Hunter), restored them at the top of the charts (a UK #9 hit).

Precious Wilson left the group in 1979 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by singer Kim Davis. The group enjoyed their third German Top 10 hit with "Go Johnnie Go" from the third album Fight Fight Fight, although this time, UK success eluded them. Shortly after, tragedy hit when Davis suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage. The band decided to continue and singer Jane Jochen stepped in. A new recording, a cover of Del Shannon's "Runaway" was released in December 1980, and peaked at #21 in the German charts. After a compilation album in the spring of 1981 and the single release of "You (You Are My Soul)" from Fight Fight Fight, the band signed to Ralph Siegel's Jupiter Records.

By now, without the lead vocals of Precious Wilson, success was drastically diminishing, and their singles from 1981 to 1983, from their fourth album Our Way received little notice. In 1983 Kingsley, their drummer, left the group, and Andi Weekes Barbados joined the band and played the last two years and on the single "Where Do I Begin" b/w "Brokeaway". In 1985, the group disbanded.

In 1994, Farian released the CD Eruption Gold, which featured seven Eruption titles (all were remixed), with the remaining thirteen tracks all Wilson solo tracks.

In 1997, Wilson became the legal owner of the trademark, Eruption. She continues to tour promoting her solo projects, and also as Eruption with her new group, but none of the band's original members perform in the latest line-ups.



  • 1977: Eruption
  1. I Can't Stand The Rain
  2. Movin'
  3. I'll Take You There
  4. Computer Love
  5. The Way We Were
  6. Do You Know What It Feels Like
  7. Be Yourself
  8. I Can't Carry On
  9. Wayward Love
  10. Party, Party...
  • 1978: Leave a Light
  1. Leave A Light (I'll Keep A Light In My Window)
  2. Sweet Side
  3. Up And Away
  4. Left Me In The Rain
  5. Valley Of The Dolls
  6. One Way Ticket
  7. Hey There Lonely Girl
  8. No Good Searching
  9. Fire Is Gone
  • 1980: Fight Fight Fight
  1. Go Johnnie Go
  2. You
  3. Fight Fight Fight
  4. It's Alright
  5. Go Ahead
  6. We Gotta Talk About It
  7. Call My Name
  8. Stand Up & Sing Halelluyah
  9. Spaced Out
  10. Come Back To Me
  11. Moonlight
  12. Heading For The Top
  • 1983: Our Way
  1. I Can't Help Myself / It's The Same Old Song
  2. Joy To The World
  3. Let There Be Rock
  4. Big Bang
  5. In A Thousand Years
  6. Much Too Late
  7. Ecstasy
  8. We Don't Need Nobody
  9. Time
  10. Again And Again
  • 1994: Gold 20 Superhits
  1. I Can't Stand The Rain (Remix '94)
  2. One Way Ticket (Remix '94)
  3. Cry To Me
  4. We Are On The Race Track
  5. Valley Of The Dolls
  6. Hold On I'm Coming
  7. Go Johnnie Go
  8. Raising To My Family
  9. I Don't Know-Lead Vocals
  10. Leave A Light
  11. The Way We Were
  12. Funky Fingers (Medley)
  13. Stay By My Side
  14. If I Loved You Less
  15. All Coloured In Love
  16. Mr. Pilot Man
  17. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
  18. Party, Party...
  19. The Night The Music Died
  20. Together Forever
  • 1995: I Can't Stand The Rain
  1. I Can't Stand The Rain
  2. Runaway
  3. Go Johnnie Go
  4. We Gotta Talk About It
  5. Leave A Light
  6. Good Good Feeling
  7. One Way Ticket
  8. Be Yourself
  9. Party, Party...
  10. Stand Up And Sing Hallellujah
  11. It's Alright
  12. Hey There Lonely Girl
  13. Computer Love
  14. Left Me In The Rain
  15. Fire Is Gone
  16. Come Back To Me


  • "Let Me Take You Back In Time" (1976)
  • "I Can't Stand The Rain" / "Be Yourself" (1977)
  • "Party Party" (1978)
  • "Leave A Light" (1978)
  • "One Way Ticket" / "Left Me In The Rain" (1979)
  • "Sweet Side" (1979)
  • "Go Johnnie Go" / "Call My Name" (1980)
  • "Runaway" / "Good Good Feeling" (1980)
  • "You (You Are My Soul)" (1981)
  • "Up And Away" (1982)
  • "In A Thousand Years" / "We Don't Need Nobody" (1983)
  • "I Can't Help Myself" / "It's The Same Old Song" (1983)
  • "Joy To The World" / "Time" (1983)
  • "Where Do I Begin" (1984)
  • "I Can't Stand The Rain '88" (1988)
  • "One Way Ticket '94" (1994)

Chart positions


  • Eruption: U.S. Pop #133, U.S. R&B #44, Canada Disco Albums #5, Finland #16, Sweden #25, Australia #14, France #1
  • Leave a Light: Finland #15, Norway #19, Australia #42, France #24
  • Fight Fight Fight: Norway #38


Eruption and Boney M. were both featured in the 1979 German film, Disco Fever.


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