Orange Juice were a Scottish post punk band founded in Glasgow. They were originally formed by Edwyn Collins as the Nu-Sonics in 1976 which became Orange Juice in 1979. The group is perhaps best known for the hit "Rip It Up", which reached #8 on the UK singles charts in February 1983, the band's only UK top 40 single.
The band's first official show was on April 20th, 1979 at the Victoria Cafe at the Glasgow School of Art. The band released their first singles on Postcard Records records, before signing to Polydor for their first album "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever". However, internal tensions led to this first version of the band breaking up, and for their subsequent albums.
Musically the band attempted to fuse post-punk guitars with disco and funk rhythms, rather in the manner of the Gang of Four. (Other key...