1991 to 1998
"U.S.U.R.A." was an Italian electronic dance music group active from 1991 to 1998. They were formed in Italy by Time Records owner Giacomo Maiolini along with producers Walter Cremonini and Alessandro Gilardi. The band itself consisted of members Claudio Varola, Michele Comis and Elisa Spreafichi. "U.S.U.R.A." are best known for their 1992-93 hit single (and later album) "Open Your Mind", featuring a dialogged sample from the film "Total Recall" and incorporating sampled elements from the "Simple Minds" song "New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)" from 1982. The band's website is at: www.myspace.com/usura90.