Common Sense

Common Sense

BandAlternativeAcoustic

Alternative-New wave-acoustic-Rock-classical-electronic.

Biography

Common Sense were formed in September 1989
by Christos Zoumpas (guitars), Nikos Deftereos (voice) Mihalis Kapadoukakis (bass), Giorgos Karanikolaou (drums & percussion).
In January 1990 Christos Alexopoulos joins the band (keyboards).
In 1992 N.Deftereos and M. Kapadoukakis leave and in 1993 they are replaced by Tatiana Stavroulaki (voice) and Sakis Birbilis (bass).

In December 1993 they release the single “Grotesque” and in December 1995 the LP “Sun Comes Up”. Both these releases were very well-received by critics and by fans of the independent Greek scene.
In January 2000 “Sun Comes Up” was included in the “Pop & Rock” magazine list of the best Greek rock albums of the period 1970-2000

In 1993-1996 the band played live in several festivals and they opened concerts for Dodgy (6/9/1995 RODON Club), Giant Sand (10/2/1996 RODON Club) and Tindersticks (8/6/1996 Lycabetus Theatre).

Some time after the Lycabetus live Common Sense disband.

In May 2006 they start recording new material with almost the same make-up (except for Christos Alexopoulos who has followed a solo career).

Lyrics

Time stood still

Written By: Tatiana Stavroulaki

So this is how it ends, with ice between
The light is out that was alive within
When paths will meet in one, lit by the same sun
Who lets the shadow grow and strike the blow?

Who poured out hatred where there should be love?
Who poured out poison where there should be balm?
Now who can heal the wound
And make the flower
Come forth again and blossom?

A sting of emptiness on every turn
The memory embers will forever burn
Twinkles of oneness gone, the sparks for hanging on
Keen like the morning star, though far they are

Who poured out hatred where there should be love?
Who poured out poison where there should be balm?
Now who can heal the wound
And make the flower
Come forth again and blossom?

Who will ever be
The redeemer
Who will ever be?
Now who can heal the wound
And make the flower
Come forth again and blossom?

Discography

Grotesque - 7'' vinyl single (1993)
Sun Comes Up - vinyl LP (1995)
Time stood still - One dream closer
(compilation EMI/Sony BMG) - (2006)

Set List

Acting
Grotesque
Childs Play
Time Stood Still
Will of the Wisp
Eternal
Feast
Suspended
Musica