Based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (USA), the Affordable Floors established themselves in 1986 with the release of their debut album ‘The Sounding’. Appearances with international acts such as the Hoodoo Gurus, Concrete Blonde and Shriekback exposed the band to a wider audience, further broadening their popularity.
In 1989, Anthem Records released The Affordable Floors’ second album, ‘Drumming on the Walls’. The CD climbed the charts of over 150 college and commercial stations. The band signed to MCA Paradox Records and released one album, ‘A Thousand Days’ (1990).
In the Spring of 1992, the band returned to Anthem Records, describing their major label experience as “a long dark tunnel with a light at the end and our dead relatives beckoning to us.” It was in the Summer of 1992 that Anthem reissued ‘The Sounding’ on CD as well as ‘Drumming on the Walls’. Brisk sales were reported at National Record Marts and Camelot Music Stores. The Floors returned to the studio in August of 1992 to record their fourth release, ‘All The Things I Meant To Be’ (1992). The band began to book a busy schedule of concert dates in support of the new release.
The band returned to the studio to record a rendition of Kate Bush’s The Big Sky for inclusion on the compilation album ‘Duck and Cover’. It was to be their last recording, because the band decided to end in the summer of 1995.
- Bio. Affordable Floors website, retrieved 24 August 2018.