Cranes has to be my all-time favorite band (please don't call them "The" Cranes). They Hail from Portsmouth, England and take their name from the huge dock cranes which dominate the horizon. Although originally formed in the 80's they met with their greatest successes in the 90's. The band did have a reputation for tech/equipment problems at their shows, and I've witnessed it as well, but they never failed to hold the crowd in awe. A GREAT band to see live! The best show for me was their performance at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. (what a great venue!) during their tour in 1993 to promote the "Forever" CD, Jim, Alison and the boys were at their peak (no equipment failures either!). Hope you enjoy these posts (re-posts), and keep buying their CD's (residuals are a wonderful thing!) They gave their best, I'd love to see them get a little back for their efforts!