Cock Robin

Cock Robin
Release date
01 January 1970
Cock Robin
01 January 1970 |

Cock Robin is an American pop rock band, mostly popular in the 1980s, particularly in continental Europe where it achieved a major success.
Cock Robin’s eponymous debut album was produced by Steve Hillage. It was largely ignored in their native country, as with the majority of their output, but it was an overnight success in Europe, especially in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands, where the singles “When Your Heart Is Weak”, “The Promise You Made” and “Thought You Were On My Side” and the album itself a chart-topper. “When Your Heart Is Weak” was the band’s only chart single in the U.S., where it reached No. 35 in the late summer of 1985. It also became a radio favorite in South Africa in early 1986.

In 2006, after a 15-year hiatus, Cock Robin reformed, releasing their fourth album, I Don’t Want to Save the World with the help of former band member Clive Wright and all 13 new songs recorded in Los Angeles. They also performed a number of sold-out concerts in France.

They did a few more concerts in 2009 in Europe and released a Live album of songs recorded during their 2009 concerts.

Their fifth studio album Songs From A Bell Tower was released on 11 October 2010 on several legal download platforms and in CD format with 2 versions (the stand-alone album with 11 songs and a 2-CD Limited Collector edition including the album on the first CD accompanied with an extensive booklet and the ‘Live’ album released in 2009 on the second CD) only available so far from the French music store FNAC. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with the help of drummer Pat Mastelotto. Again the duo have made a few appearances on French television and radio and on the internet in October and November. 2011 saw the band heavily touring in France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. May 2011 saw the re-release of ‘Songs From the Bell Tower’ on German label Blackbird Music, including their 2008 live-album as a bonus-CD. In June 2011 “Now and Then (Umpff Remix)”, a reworking of the ‘Songs From a Bell Tower’-track by Danish producer/remixer Umpff was released. In October 2011 Cock Robin started touring again in France and in Spain, the mini tour lasted until August 2012.