Duo Country US formé en 1987 par Radney Foster (né le 20 Juillet 1959 à Del Rio (Texas)) et Bill Lloyd (né le 6 Décembre 1955 à Bowling Green (Kentucky). Ils se sont séparés en 1990.

Foster & Lloyd stood out from the contemporary country pack in the late '80s thanks to Radney Foster's intelligent, literate lyrics; Bill Lloyd's flair for memorable pop melodies; and the duo's Everly Brothers-style close harmony singing. It was an influential mix that, in its own way, helped pave the way for country's crossover success of the '90s. Foster & Lloyd met in 1985 while working as staff songwriters for the MTM publishing firm. Foster had grown up in Del Rio, TX, and attended the University of the South, a liberal arts college in Sewanee, TN, before moving to Nashville to make it in the music business. Lloyd, meanwhile, was a native of Bowling Green, KY, who loved the chiming, Beatlesque sound of power pop nearly as much as country music. When their composition "Since I Found You" became a hit for the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Foster & Lloyd managed to score a record deal of their own with RCA on the strength of the demo tape they'd recorded together. Their self-titled 1987 debut was a hit, paced by the Top Ten singles "Crazy Over You," "Sure Thing," and "What Do You Want From Me This Time"; a fourth single, "Texas in 1880," made the Top 20. Their 1989 follow-up album, Faster & Llouder, received equally complimentary reviews from critics and sold fairly well, but didn't spin off hit singles in quite the same way. 1990's Version of the Truth confirmed their commercial downturn, and the duo subsequently split up to pursue solo careers. Foster recorded several solo albums during the '90s, veering between neo-traditional country and roots rock, while Lloyd returned to his power pop roots on two '90s albums of his own, also working often as a session guitarist.

http://www.billlloydmusic.net/

Talents : Radney : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar - Bill : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1987 SP RCA 5210-7-R (US) . Crazy Over You / Part I Know By Heart
09/1987 SP RCA 5281-7-R (US) Sure Thing / Hard To Say No
1987 SP 12" RCA 6622-1-RDAA (US) (promo) Hard To Say No / Hard To Say No
02/1988 SP RCA 6900-7-R (US) . Texas In 1880 / Token Of Love
06/1988 SP RCA 8633-7-R (US) . What Do You Want From Me This Time / Don't Go Out With Him
11/1988 SP RCA 8795-7-R (US) . Fair Shake / After I'm Gone
04/1989 SP RCA 8942-7-R (US) . Before The Heartache Rolls In / Happy For A While
07/1989 SP RCA 9028-7-R (US) . Suzette / I'll Always Be Here Loving You
02/1990 SP RCA 2502-7-R (US) . Is It Love / Workin' On Me
07/1990 SP RCA 2635-7-R (US) . Can't Have Nothin' / Workin' On Me
1995 CD Sound Asleep ‎ZZZ002 (SW)

Confidence Is High PLUS 4 - Bill LLOYD - Confidence Is High / When Will I Ever Learn / When The Green Room Turns To Blue / Instrumental / Conference Call / Wake Up Call

Albums

09/1987 CD RCA 6372-2-R (US) FOSTER & LLOYD - Turn Around / Crazy Over You / What Do You Want From Me This Time? / Token Of Love / Sure Thing / Hard To Say No / Part I Know By Heart / Texas In 1880 / You Can Come Cryin' To Me / Don't Go Out With Him
1987 LP 12" THROBBING 15 (US) FEELING THE ELEPHANT - Bill LLOYD - This Very Second / Nothing Comes Close / Feeling The Elephant / Lisa Anne / All At Once You Unzipped / It'll Never Get Better Than This / I Wanna Sit And Watch The Credits Roll  / Susan Scorned / This Must Be The Place (with the DECEMBER BOYS) / Everything's Closing Down
04/1989 CD RCA 9587-2-R (US) FASTER AND LLOUDER - FOSTER & LLOYD - Faster And Louder / Fair Shake / She Knows What She Wants / Happy For Awhile / Fat Lady Sings / After I'm Gone / I'll Always Be Here Loving You / Suzette / Before The Heartache Rolls In / Lie To Yourself
05/1990 CD RCA 2113-2-R (US) VERSION OF THE TRUTH - FOSTER & LLOYD - Is It Love / Version Of The Truth / I Wishdaida Run Into You / Leavin' In Your Eyes / Side Of The Road / It's A Done Deal / Lonesome Run / It's Over / All Said And Done / Workin' On Me / Whoa
1990 LP 12" DB Recs ‎DB 97  (US) FEELING THE ELEPHANT - Bill LLOYD - This Very Second / Nothing Comes Close / Feeling The Elephant / Lisa Anne / All At Once You Unzipped / It'll Never Get Better Than This / I Wanna Sit And Watch The Credits Roll  / Susan Scorned / This Must Be The Place (with the DECEMBER BOYS) / Everything's Closing Down
1994 CD EAST SIDE 80892 (US) SET TO POP - Bill LLOYD - I Went Electric / This Is Where I Belong / Trampoline / In The Line Of Fire / I Know What You're Thinkin' / Forget About Us / Alright / Man Who Knew Too Much / Niagra Falls / In A Perfect World / S.W.A.T. Team Of Love / A Beautiful Lie / Channeling The King / Out Of The Picture / Anything Less Than Love
04/1996 CD RCA 07863-66825-2 (US) THE ESSENTIAL FOSTER & LLOYD - Crazy Over You / What Do You Want From Me This Time? / Sure Thing / Hard To Say No / Don't Go Out With Him / Texas In 1880 / You Can Come Cryin' To Me / Faster And Louder / Fair Shake / She Knows What She Wants / Happy For A While / Fat Lady Sings / After I'm Gone / Suzette / Before The Heartache Rolls In / Is It Love / Can't Have Nothin' / All Said And Done / White Train / Whoa
03/1999 CD KOCH 8035 (US) STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS - Bill LLOYD - Standing On The Soldiers Of Giants / Cool And Gone / Sweet Virginia / Dr. Roberts Second Opinion / Holding Back The Waterfall / (Who You Gonna) Run To Now / Complaints / Don't Kid Yourself / This Is The Way / She Won't Be Back / Box Of Snakes / So You Won't Have To / Years Away From Here / Turn Me On Dead Man
03/2004 CD NEW BOSS SOUNDS 2047 (US) BACK TO EVEN - Bill LLOYD - Back To Even / Dancing With The Past / Hindon't [instr.] / Dial Nine / Almost Taken / I Got It Bad / The World Is A Different Place Without You / For The Longest Time / Kissed Your Sister / We Are Two / Me Against Me / The Perfect Crime / A Story I Can't Tell / Another Side / Oasis
2004 CD The Paisley Pop Label ‎POP021156 (US) Paparazzi - Jamie Hoover & Bill Lloyd - Show & Tell The World / Better Left Alone / Screen Time / As You Were / The Bucks Stop Here / I Can't Take It Back / Really Not Alone / Still Not Over You / All I Wanted / Walking Out / It Could Have Been You / Fireflies
05/2011 CD EFFIN ELL ? (US) IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW - FOSTER & LLOYD - It's Already Tomorrow / That's What She Said / If It Hadn't Been For You / Lucky Number / Picasso's Mandolin / Hiding Out / Just This Once / Something 'bout Forever / Can't Make Love Make Sense / Hold That Thought / Don't Throw It Away / Watch Your Movie / When I Finally Let You Go
2012 CD Whole In One ? (US) Boy King Of Tokyo - Bill Lloyd - Boy King Of Tokyo 5B / Buy On Credit 1 / Let It Slide 3 / We Got The Moon 1 / Com-Trol 5A / Home Jeeves 4 / Doc's Box #1 (instr.) 2 / The Best Record Ever Made 3 / Up In The Air 4 / The Fix Is In 2 / Indubitably 2 / Chet's Right Hand, Man (instr.) 2 / Where Nobody Cares At All 5C / Mistakes Were Made 5A

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