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Mike + the Mechanics

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While Phil Collins was pursuing his solo career in 1985, Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford formed the pop/rock band Mike + the Mechanics. Featuring Rutherford (bass), former Ace and Squeeze member Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboards), ex-Sad Cafe member Paul Young (vocals), keyboardist Adrian Lee, and drummer Peter Van Hooke, the group released its self-titled first album late in 1985. The record produced two Top Ten hit singles, "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" and "All I Need Is a Miracle," which both peaked on the charts in early 1986. Later that year, Rutherford returned to Genesis and Carrack revived his solo career. Mike + the Mechanics didn't release another album until 1988's The Living Years. The record was a greater success than the first album, spawning the number one hit single "The Living Years." After its release, the group was inactive for another few years, returning in 1991 with Word of Mouth, which failed to duplicate the success of its first two records. Four years later, Mike + the Mechanics released their fourth record, Beggar on a Beach of Gold, which was a moderate hit in the U.K. In the spring of 1996, Mike + the Mechanics released the greatest-hits collection Hits in Britain; M6 followed three years later. Young died of a heart attack on July 15, 2000. The band re-formed in 2004, releasing the all new Rewired under the moniker Mike + the Mechanics featuring Paul Carrack. In 2009, after a hiatus that saw Genesis' induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rutherford began working on a new Mechanics record, this time with new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar on board. The Road was released in April 2011, and followed up by a 22-show U.K. tour. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Mike + the Mechanics

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    10 songs

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    Living Years [25th Anniversary Edition]

    10 songs

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    Word of Mouth

    13 songs

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    Beggar on a Beach of Gold

    9 songs

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    Rewired

    9 songs

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    Mike + The Mechanics

    13 songs

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    Hits

    10 songs

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    Hits

    10 songs

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    The Living Years

    13 songs

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    Hits

    11 songs

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    The Road

    22 songs

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    Rewired + the Hits

    13 songs

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    Mike + the Mechanics [1999]

    9 songs

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    Mike & The Mechanics

    7 songs

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    A Closer Look

    21 songs

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    Live at Shepherds Bush London


Top Songs by
Mike + the Mechanics

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    Popularity
  2.   The Living Years
  3.   Silent Running
  4.   All I Need Is a Miracle
  5.   Taken In
  6.   Nobody Knows
  7.   I Get the Feeling
  8.   Get Up
  9.   Underscore
  10.   Rewired
  11.   I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
  12.   Something to Believe In
  13.   Mea Culpa
  14.   A Call to Arms
  15.   Par Avion
  16.   Word of Mouth
  17.   The Ghost Of Sex And You
  18.   You Can Be the Rock
  19.   Walking On Water
  20.   The Road
  21.   Reach Out (Touch the Sun)
  22.   Oh No
  23.   It Only Hurts For a While
  24.   Hunt You Down
  25.   Interview with Mike Rutherford & Paul Carrack by Paul Carrack
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Mike + the Mechanics

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    '80s Hits

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    Yacht Rock

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    Soft Hits

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    Classic Hits

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    Classic Soft Hits

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    Soft Rock


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