The release of their first Australian 45 rpm on the RCA label went to #1 on the Adelaide charts and Nationally top 50. In 1982 Gibson Kemp the head of Australian A & R for W.E.A. music signed them at the same time with INXS. Another #1 and top 50 single followed by an album. The album produced by British Producer Jon Kennet was acclaimed as a pop classic but it was not promoted west of the South Australian border. The group disbanded after the album stalled with the band members moving onto other interests. Gladiator Tortoise has reformed and currently Jim and Miki are recording new and old songs captured so others may come to accept that they still have some time in the sun!
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1) "My Imagination" – 1981 #1
2) "Tears Of Emotion" – 1982 #4
3) "Shot Down (In Love)" – 1983 #36
For download is their hit "Tears Of Emotion" - an extended Tom Mix 12" version:
Here is the 7" single mix download: