It Bites PhotoA British band with blues and metal aspirations, but also a strong art-rock tendency (thanks in part to producer Steve Hillage), It Bites was formed in the mid-'80s by vocalist and guitarist Francis Dunnery, bassist Dick Nolan, drummer Bob Dalton and keyboard player John Beck. The group debuted with the single "All in Red," then signed to Virgin for their first album, The Big Lad in the Windmill.

Second single "Calling All Heroes" hit number six on the British charts, and though It Bites never re-entered the Top 40, the band matured with Once Around the World, exerting more traditional rock influence. Last album Eat Me in St. Louis was a quasi-compilation which included older tracks. ~ John Bush, All Movie Guide