Der Kommissar – After the Fire (1982)
Originally formed in the mid-70’s, this English band split shortly after this hit reached the US Top 5. Only drummer Pete King continued performing – taking a gig with German band Bap – before succumbing to cancer in 1987. Other members went on to assume behind-the-scene roles in the music industry (engineer, producer, & sales). In 2004, keyboardist Peter Banks & guitarist John Russell reunited and recruited new members to fill out the band. They re-recorded some past hits, but haven’t yet returned to the studio to record new material. In the meantime, they tour occasionally, mainly to British audiences. Earlier this month, Banks co-published a book which explores the relationship between music and theology.