I was massively in love with the music of Big Country in the 80s. Yet another of my bands that found their way from Scotland, their music was layered and dense, just the way I liked it. Some of the wearly songs also included Scottish rhythms as well as bagpipes. Big Country was made up of Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson, Mark Brzezicki and Tony Butler, as well as several different drummers.
Lead singer Stuart Adamson had long-struggled with alcoholism as well as other issues, and would often go missing for lengths of time. He was found dead in a hotel room in 2001 from an apparent suicide. The band has gone on, still touring and putting out albums.
You can find out more about Big Country at their official website here, or their MySpace page here.