Figures on a Beach was a 1980s musical band that played in a style that drew influences from New Romantic, techno and pop music.
Figures on a Beach was formed in Detroit, Michigan, in the early 1980s from the ashes of the band Razor 1922. The group was composed of vocalist Anthony Kaczynski; guitarist John “Rik” Rolski; keyboardist Christopher Ewen; bassist Perry Tell; and drummer, multimedia designer, animator, and illustrator Michael “Smitty” Smith. The group recorded an independent EP, Swimming, in 1983, and the Don Was-produced single “Breathless” in 1984.
Figures moved to Boston in 1985 and was signed by Seymour Stein of Sire Records soon afterward. Figures released its first full-length album in 1987, titled Standing on Ceremony. A self-titled LP (Figures on a Beach) followed in 1989, containing a minor hit cover of Bachman–Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and a single titled “Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria).” The group disbanded in 1991.
“Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria)” was produced by Ivan Ivan and remixed for 12″ by Ben Grosse.
Accidentally 4th St. (Gloria) (12″ Mix) 7:05
Accidentally 4th St. (Gloria) (7″ Remix) 4:01
Get Serious (LP Version) 3:40