A pop/rock group their biggest hit Burning Flame charted in the UK and US but their one other hit in the UK Every Time That I See You did not chart in the US. The band's debut album Rites of Passage was released in 1985. Its most prominent single Burning Flame hit #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the band toured England with Tears for Fears.
Vitamin Z also made news when their video for the song Circus Ring (We Scream About) was filmed in Istanbul making them the first Western Europeans to be allowed to film in Turkey since Midnight Express prompted government officials there to close the border to foreign film units. Barradale now serves as manager for the Arctic Monkeys.