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Hurricane #1
Origin Oxford, England
Genres Rock
Years active 1996 – 1999
Labels Creation
Associated acts Oasis
Former members
Andy Bell
Gareth Farmer
Alex Lowe
Will Pepper

Hurricane #1 were a UK indie/Britpop band, formed in 1996 by former Ride guitarist Andy Bell, along with vocalist / guitarist Alex Lowe, bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer. Signed to Creation Records (along with fellow bands such as Oasis, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream) they released their debut album in 1997, entitled Hurricane #1. This included their first single, "Step Into My World", which reached number 29 in the UK Singles Chart (and a remix of which reached number 19 in 1997),[1 ] and other less successful singles "Just Another Illusion" and "Chain Reaction". Their other biggest hit single was "Only The Strongest Will Survive", which also reached number 19 in 1998,[1 ] and which featured on their second album, Only The Strongest Will Survive.

Bell quit the band in 1999 to become the new guitar player for Gay Dad. Shortly after joining Gay Dad, Bell split from the band to become the bass player for Oasis. In 2004, a double disc compilation of their songs was released, entitled Step Into My World.

Former Hurricane #1 vocalist / guitarist, Lowe has pursued a solo career, and has released three albums to date. In 2007, Lowe announced a new project called Garage Flowers, and a single, "Where To Begin", was released via iTunes.





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Compilation albums


  • "Step Into My World" 1997 - UK #29
  • "Just Another Illusion" 1997 - UK #35
  • "Just Another Illusion (mixes)" 1997
  • "Chain Reaction" 1997 - UK #30
  • "Chain Reaction" (mixes) 1997
  • "Only The Strongest Will Survive" 1998 - UK #19
  • "Only The Strongest Will Survive" (mixes) 1998
  • "Rising Sign" 1998 - UK #47
  • "Rising Sign" (mixes) 1998
  • "The Greatest High" 1999 - UK #43
  • "The Greatest High" (mixes) 1999
  • "Remote Control" 1999
  • "Remote Control" (mixes) 1999

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  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 264. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  

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