The roots of Mr.
Mister can be traced back to Phoenix, AZ in the late
1970's, when Richard Page and Steve George founded a
band called Pages. Pages released a couple of
albums, with little success, and eventually disbanded
the group and subsequently formed Mr. Mister.
While working on their own material, they kept the bills
paid and the connections working by singing harmony with
80's big names like the Village People and Laura
Branigan. After adding seasoned session musicians
Steve Farris (guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (drums), Mr.
Mister was on their way.
Mr. Mister's first studio release,
I Wear the Face (1984),
was not a huge success. but their second release,
Welcome to the Real World (1985),
was another story all together. This album
featured three big hits: "Broken Wings", "Kyrie",
and "Is It Love". 1986 became a big year for the
band, as MTV began rotating their videos, and they were
nominated for two Grammy awards. Unfortunately,
their 1987 release, and final release of the 80's, Go
On..., was not a successful release. By 1989
the band had split up. It is worth noting that Mr.
Mister began working on a fourth album, called Pull,
that RCA refused to release in 1990, but was eventually
released in 2010.
Post Mr. Mister, members went on to other
projects, including vocalist page, who started a solo
career. At the time of this writing in late 2013,
there was no indication that the band would be
reuniting. The Mr. Mister Discography is as
follows:1984: Wear the Face
1985: Welcome to the Real World
1987: Go On...
1999: Broken Wings: The Encore Collection
1999: Best Selection
1999: Broken Wings: Best of Mister Mister
2001: The Best of Mr. Mister
2010: Broken Wings
2011: Playlist: The Best of Mr. Mister
I Wear the Face
[chorus] Kyrie eleison, down the road that
I must travel, Kyrie eleison, through the
darkness of the night,
Kyrie eleison, where I'm going will you follow,
Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light [etc]
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