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!!Membership (Founders in '''bold''', current members in ''italics''.
* '''''Steve Kilbey''''': Lead vocals, bass, keyboards. (1980-present)
* '''''Peter Koppes''''': Guitars, keyboards, vocals. (1980-1992, 1997-present)
* '''Marty Wilson-Piper''': Guitars, vocals, occasional bass. (1980-2013)
* ''Ian Haug'': Guitars, vocals. (2013-present)
* '''Nick Ward''': Drums, percussion. (1980-81)
* Richard Ploog: Drums, percussion. (1981-90)
* Jay Lee Daugherty: Drums, percussion. (1990-1993)
* ''Tim Powles'': Drums, percussion. (1993-present)



* CreatorBacklash: The members did not like ''Gold Afternoon Fix'' very much.



* LongRunnerLineUp:
** The lineup of Steve Kilbey, Marty Wilson-Piper, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles is a type 2, lasting from 1997 when Koppes rejoined the band, to 2013 when Wilson-Piper left, totaling 16 years.
** The lineup of Kilbey, Koppes, Wilson-Piper and Richard Ploog barely missed being one with a 9 year linup (81-90)



* OneHitWonder: In the United States, they are known solely for "Under the Milky Way Tonight".


** To a lesser extent, their CoverVersion of Creator/NeilYoung's "Cortez The Killer" is just over 11 minutes long.

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** To a lesser extent, their CoverVersion of Creator/NeilYoung's Music/NeilYoung's "Cortez The Killer" is just over 11 minutes long.


[[caption-width-right:350:The Church in 1986. Left to right: Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Richard Ploog and Peter Koppes.]]

The Church is an Australian alternative rock band formed in 1980 in Sydney, consisting of Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars, and numerous drummer lineups. Their music and lyrics are focused on surreal themes, along with Kilbey's relaxed, hypnotizing vocals. They were initially inspired by the neo-psychedelic and NewWaveMusic acts of the mid-1980s, but they turned to ProgressiveRock and DreamPop influence since ''Priest=Aura''.

However, they are best known for the OneHitWonder "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Z48dHFYLc Under the Milky Way]]".

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The Church in 1986. Left to right: Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Richard Ploog Ploog, and Peter Koppes.]]

The Church is an Australian alternative rock band formed in 1980 in Sydney, consisting of Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars, and numerous drummer lineups.line-ups. Their music and lyrics are focused on surreal themes, along with Kilbey's relaxed, hypnotizing vocals. They were initially inspired by the neo-psychedelic Neo-Psychedelic and NewWaveMusic acts of the mid-1980s, mid-1980's, but they turned to ProgressiveRock and DreamPop influence since ''Priest=Aura''.

''Priest=Aura.''

However, they are best known for the OneHitWonder "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Z48dHFYLc Under the Milky Way]]".

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!! Discography:


* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Reptile", natch

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Reptile", natchnatch, but ZigZagged in that there are strong undertones of EvilIsSexy and YouSexyBeast in its metaphors; while she may have been [[DestructiveRomance poisoning]] their life, there's part of him that misses the FemmeFatale.


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[[caption-width-right:350:The Church in 1986. Left to right: Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Richard Ploog and Peter Koppes.]]



** Of Skins and Heart (1981)
** The Blurred Crusade (1982)
** Seance (1983)
** Remote Luxury (1984)
** Heyday (1986)
** Starfish (1988)
** Gold Afternoon Fix (1990)
** Priest=Aura (1992)
** Sometime Anywhere (1994)
** Magician Among the Spirits (1996)
** Hologram of Baal (1998)
** A Box of Birds (1999)
** After Everything Now This (2002)
** Forget Yourself (2003)
** Jammed (2004)
** El Momento Descuidado (2005)
** Back with Two Beasts (2005)
** Uninvited, Like the Clouds (2006)
** El Momento Siguiente (2007) - Acoustic versions plus several original songs
** Shriek: Excerpts from the Soundtrack (2008)
** Untitled No. 23 (2009)

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** Of ''Of Skins and Heart Heart'' (1981)
** The ''The Blurred Crusade Crusade'' (1982)
** Seance ''Seance'' (1983)
** Remote Luxury ''Remote Luxury'' (1984)
** Heyday ''Heyday'' (1986)
** Starfish ''Starfish'' (1988)
** Gold ''Gold Afternoon Fix Fix'' (1990)
** Priest=Aura ''Priest=Aura'' (1992)
** Sometime Anywhere ''Sometime Anywhere'' (1994)
** Magician ''Magician Among the Spirits Spirits'' (1996)
** Hologram ''Hologram of Baal Baal'' (1998)
** A ''A Box of Birds Birds'' (1999)
** After ''After Everything Now This This'' (2002)
** Forget Yourself ''Forget Yourself'' (2003)
** Jammed ''Jammed'' (2004)
** El ''El Momento Descuidado Descuidado'' (2005)
** Back ''Back with Two Beasts Beasts'' (2005)
** Uninvited, ''Uninvited, Like the Clouds Clouds'' (2006)
** El ''El Momento Siguiente Siguiente'' (2007) - Acoustic versions plus several original songs
** Shriek: ''Shriek: Excerpts from the Soundtrack Soundtrack'' (2008)
** Untitled ''Untitled No. 23 23'' (2009)



* EpicRocking: Giving its prog-rock influence, this is not surprising, especially after ''Priest=Aura''.

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* EpicRocking: Giving its the band's prog-rock influence, this is not surprising, especially after ''Priest=Aura''.



** To a lesser extent, their cover of "Cortez The Killer" is just over 11 minutes long.

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** To a lesser extent, their cover CoverVersion of Creator/NeilYoung's "Cortez The Killer" is just over 11 minutes long.




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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Reptile", natch


However, they are best known for the OneHitWonder "Under the Milky Way Tonight".

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However, they are best known for the OneHitWonder "Under "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Z48dHFYLc Under the Milky Way Tonight".
Way]]".


The Church is an Australian alternative rock band formed in 1980 in Sydney, consisting of Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars, and numerous drummer lineups. Their music and lyrics are focused on surreal themes, along with Kilbey's relaxed, hypnotizing vocals. They were initially inspired by the neo-psychedelic and NewWave acts of the mid-1980s, but they turned to ProgressiveRock and DreamPop influence since ''Priest=Aura''.

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The Church is an Australian alternative rock band formed in 1980 in Sydney, consisting of Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars, and numerous drummer lineups. Their music and lyrics are focused on surreal themes, along with Kilbey's relaxed, hypnotizing vocals. They were initially inspired by the neo-psychedelic and NewWave NewWaveMusic acts of the mid-1980s, but they turned to ProgressiveRock and DreamPop influence since ''Priest=Aura''.


* ListSong: "Numbers"

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* ListSong: "Numbers""Numbers"


* AntiLoveSong: An unusually slow and atmospheric example, "Mistress"

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* AntiLoveSong: An unusually slow and atmospheric example, "Mistress"

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* AntiLoveSong: An unusually slow and atmospheric example, "Mistress"

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* ListSong: "Numbers"

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* TheSomethingSong: "The Coffee Song"


* {{Bowdlerize}}: "Hologram of Baal'' was originally supposed to be called ''Hologram of Allah", but that was predictably withdrawn by the record company.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: "Hologram of Baal'' Baal" was originally supposed to be called ''Hologram of Allah", but that was predictably withdrawn by the record company.

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