Cock Robin’s Discography

Cock Robin’s Music

As of 2016, Cock Robin has released seven music albums. I am going to breakdown what is important about each one of these albums for you.

Cock Robin

Their self-titled debut album came out in 1985. The album was made by the founding four members of the group: Peter Kingsbery, Anna LaCazio, Louis Molino III, and Clive Wright. The Untitled-1_4album was a hit in Europe, making it to the Top 10 best album lists in multiple European countries. In the United States the album made it to #61 of the United States Top 75.

The singles from the album included “When Your Heart Is Weak” and “The Promise You Made,” both of which were well-received in Europe and actually still make it on the radio over there.

After Here Through Midland

7cockjustCock Robin released their second album in 1987. The group was reduced down to just Peter Kingsbery and Anna LaCazio. The other members had left due to the European success of the band, meaning that they were only touring throughout Europe. That did not work out for the other American members who were not into touring on another continent no matter how successful it was. The album made it to #166 on the Billboard 200.

The biggest hit off the album in Europe was “Just Around the Corner” and is a staple on pop music stations in France even in modern times.

First Love Last Rites

This was the third album and the second one of Cock Robin’s that had just the two band members. Cock_Robin_-_Cock_Robin
Released in 1989, it was poorly marketed in the United States and resulted in the band breaking up. Oddly enough, critics have said that this was the best album that the band ever created.

The singles from the album were “Worlds Apart,” “Manzanar,” and “Straighter Line.” “Worlds Apart” reached #22 in France and #41 in the Netherlands while “Straighter Line” hit #28 in France.

I Don’t Want to Save the World

Cock_Robin_-_I_Don't_Want_To_Save_The_WorldCock Robin came out with this album in 2006 after they decided to reform the band. It contained three of the original four members: Peter Kingsbery, Anna LaCazio, and Clive Wright. As was the case with their 1989 album, I Don’t Want to Save the World was really only promoted in Europe, specifically in France. They did a television circuit throughout France and had a whole series of sold-out concerts.

There weren’t really any specific singles off of this album because it really wasn’t a big success or strongly promoted.

Songs from a Bell Tower

The album was released in 2010 on a few different legal download platforms and was also released on CD. The CD format had two versions: a standalone album that had 11 songs and a two disc limited collector edition that had a booklet and the live album that they released in 2009 on a separate disc. Even though the album was recorded in Los Angeles, it was at first only available to purchase from FNAC, a French chain. They also made appearances on French television and toured throughout Western Europe, including France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany.

Chinese Driver

After the European tour was over, Anna LaCazio left the group because she was done with Europe downloadand wanted to return home to the United States. As a result, Peter Kingsbery found a replacement female singer to fill in. They just released Chinese Driver on March 11, 2016 with Coralie Vuillemin doing all of the female vocals. It seems that they have really embraced their bizarre French fandom by going with a French singer, which was, perfectly enough, announced on their French website.

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