Liverpool, England's Frantic Elevators are most known for being the jumping-off point for a pre-Simply Red Mick Hucknall. Apart from the vocalist, the band also included drummer Kevin Williams, guitarist Neil Smith, and bassist Brian Turner. The band's first single, Voice in the Dark, was released in June of 1979 by TJM. They hopped over to Eric's Records, the label affiliated with the Liverpool club of the same name, for the You Know What You Told Me single, which was released near the end of 1980. A trio of radio sessions for the BBC followed in 1981, along with their third single, Searching for the Only. After that, an extended recording hiatus ensued, predating what would become their final single, 1982's Holding Back the Years (No Waiting). Just less than four years later, Hucknall re-recorded the song with Simply Red, and it became an international smash. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

Frantic Elevators - Holding Back The Years
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Frantic Elevators - Pistols In My Brain
Frantic Elevators - Searching For The Only One
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