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Best remembered for the international smash "Unbelievable," the British dance-rock quintet EMF formed in October 1989 in Cinderford, England. All five members -- vocalist James Atkin, guitarist Ian Dench, keyboardist Derry Brownson, bassist Zachary Foley, and drummer Mark Decloedt -- were veterans of the local music scene before founding EMF, whose name supposedly stood for "Epsom Mad Funkers" (although it was widely speculated that the initials instead represented "Ecstasy Mind F*ckers"). Within two months of formation, the group played its first gig; after unearthing a Casio sampler and sequencer in a local thrift shop, a light techno element was added to the band's rock-oriented sound. By the end of 1990, EMF's infectious debut single, "Unbelievable," had conquered the U.K. charts; it hit number one in the U.S. the following year. The 1991 album Schubert Dip was also successful, spawning another hit single in "Lies." (The LP also garnered considerable press when Yoko Ono objected to the group's use of a voice sample of Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon; the offending soundbite was later removed from future pressings.) In 1992, EMF returned with the EP Unexplained and the full-length effort Stigma; both releases performed badly on the charts, however, and the band effectively vanished from sight until 1995's Cha Cha Cha. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
EMF

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    7 songs

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    BBC In Concert [30th January 1991]

    9 songs

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    Schubert Dip

    11 songs

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    The Remixes

    10 songs

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    Schubert Dip

    18 songs

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    Stigma

    26 songs

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    The Best of EMF: Epsom Mad Funkers

    4 songs

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    Mark Goodier Session [17th November 1990]

    14 songs

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    Cha Cha Cha

    10 songs

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    Stigma

    4 songs

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    Unexplained

    6 songs

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    Lies [CD/Vinyl Single]


Top Songs by
EMF

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Unbelievable
  3.   Glass Smash Jack
  4.   Unbelievable
  5.   Shining
  6.   Umbelievable
  7.   I'm a Believer
  8.   They're Here
  9.   Unbelievable - Bambaataa House Mix
  10.   It's You
  11.   Search and Destroy
  12.   The Light That Burns
  13.   Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys
  14.   Unbelievable
  15.   We. Are. Glass
  16.   The Same
  17.   Far from Me
  18.   Head the Ball (Put Away in the Back of the Net by Apollo 440)
  19.   Let's Go
  20.   Incredible
  21.   Strange Brew
  22.   Shaddap Your Face
  23.   Unbelivable
  24.   EMF Live at the Bilson
  25.   Longtime
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