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Balaam and the Angel are a Scottish rock band founded by Mark, James (known as Jim), and Desmond (known as Des) Morris in Cannock, England in 1984. Career As children in Motherwell, the Morris brothers worked in the entertainment industry as part of a cabaret act. They moved south to England to Cannock, Staffordshire, where they formed Balaam and the Angel. Initially the band self-released a series of EP's and an album entitled Sun Family via their own Chapter 22 label and played some tour dates opening for The Cult. This caught the attention of Virgin Records, who signed them and released their debut album, The Greatest Story Ever Told. It peaked at No. 67 in the UK Albums Chart in August 1986. They toured in the United States with The Mission, Kiss and label mate Iggy Pop. A second guitarist and the first non-sibling, Ian McKean of Twenty Flight Rockers, was added to the band in 1988. The band began to move away from gothic rock music styles into a sound that had more in common...
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