Active from about 1977 to 1991, Crime & the City Solution had 4 distinct line-ups, all of which featured Simon Bonney. Rowland S. Howard (along with Harry Howard, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey) was a member of the 3rd line-up based in Berlin/London from 1985 to 1986. They were featured in Wim Wenders' 1987 film Der Himmel ├╝ber Berlin, performing "Six Bells Chime".



 The Dangling Man EP


  1. The Dangling Man
  2. The Last Day
  3. At The Crossroads
  4. Shakin' Chill
Simon Bonney - Vocals
Mick Harvey - Drums, Keyb's, Cello
Harry Howard - Bass
Rowland S. Howard - Guitar
Epic Soundtracks - Next Time
Cover art by Mick Harvey.
Recorded at Music Works, London in February 1985. Engineered by Flood.

Mute Records (1985)



 Just South of Heaven EP


  1. Rose Blue
    (Music: ES, Lyrics: BA and SB)
  2. The Coal Train
    (Music: MH, Lyrics: SB)
  3. Stolen & Stealing
    (Music: ES, Lyrics: BA)
  4. Five Stone Walls
    (Music: MH, Lyrics: SB)
  5. Trouble Come This Morning
    (Music: RSH, Lyrics: BA)
  6. The Wailing Wall
    (Music: RSH, Lyrics: BA and SB)
Cover art by Bronwyn Adams.
Engineered by Flood at Strongroom, London in July 1985.

Mute Records (1985)



 The Kentucky Click/Adventure 12"


  1. Adventure
  2. It Takes Two to Burn
  3. The Kentucky Click
Simon Bonney - Vocals
Mick Harvey - Guitar and Keyboards
Harry Howard - Bass
Rowland S. Howard - Guitar
Epic Soundtracks - Drums

Guest musicians:
 
Martin McCarrick - Cello
Gini Ball - Violin
Cover art by Bronwyn Adams.
Recorded at Hansa Studios, Berlin in March 1986. Engineered by Flood.

Mute Records (1986)



 Room of Lights LP


  1. Right Man, Wrong Man
  2. No Money, No Honey
  3. Hey Sinkiller
  4. Six Bells Chime
    (Music: RSH)
  5. Adventure
  6. Untouchable
    (Music: MH/RSH & HH/ES)
  7. The Brother Song
  8. Her Room Of Lights (for Lisa)
    (Music: RSH)
Simon Bonney - Vocals
Mick Harvey - Piano, guitar, organ on Right Man, Wrong Man,
tom toms on Her Room Of Lights
Harry Howard - Bass
Rowland S. Howard - Guitar, piano on Untouchable, organ on Hey Sinkiller, Adventure, Wailing Wall and Sax on Wailing Wall
Epic Soundtracks - Drums
Cover art by Bronwyn Adams.
Recorded between March and September 1986 at Hansa Tonstudios, Berlin and The Strongroom, London.

Mute Records (1986)



 Room of Lights CD
  1. Right Man, Wrong Man
  2. No Money, No Honey
  3. Hey Sinkiller
  4. Six Bells Chime
  5. Adventure
  6. Untouchable
  7. The Brother Song
  8. Her Room Of Lights (for Lisa)
  9. Rose Blue
  10. The Coal Train
  11. Five Stone Walls
  12. The Wailing Wall
  13. Trouble Come This Morning
  14. The Dangling Man

Mute Records (19??)