Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music (1976)

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Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music (1976)

Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music (1976)
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Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music (1976)

Highest UK Chart position: 12
September 1976 UK: Originally released on Harvest SHSP 4058
US promo-only on Harvest, banded for airplay
February 1991 UK: Compact disc released on EMI CZ 330 with additional tracks
June 1997 UK: Compact disc rereleased on EMI/Harvest CDP 7947312 with additional tracks
June 1999 UK: Compact disc rereleased on EMI/Harvest CDP 7947312 with additional tracks

Recorded at Abbey Road
Produced by John Leckieand Bill Nelson

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Art Rock band that featured guitarist extarordinaire Bill Nelson. Good for the uninitiated especially Sunburst Finish in which Nelson explores his version of the future with pop songs with flashy guitar.

The music is not categorized as progressive in the style of Mellotron/keyboard symphonics, but is more within the realm of intelligent rock music comparable in spirit to Peter Hammill's solo material. For those unfamiliar with Be-Bop Deluxe, Modern Music or Sunburst Finish would probably be the best starting points.

Excellant guitar oriented rock with intelligent lyrics and mood shifts ranging from hard-edged to very subtle and passive.

Bill Nelson's mid-70's band, they produced a long string of albums that range from art-rock to mainstream pop, yet always very inventive, intelligent and generally progressive. The best of the bunch are probably Futurama, and Sunburst Finish, which feature plenty of excellent tunes and Nelson's trademark guitar pyrotechnics.

Line Up
Bill Nelson - all guitars, lead vocals and percussion
Andrew Clark - all keyboards and percussion
Charles Tumahai - bass guitar, vocals and percussion
Simon Fox - drums and percussion

Orphans Of Babylon
Twilight Capers
Kiss of Light
The Bird Charmers Destiny
The Gold At The End Of My Rainbow
Bring Back The Spark
Modern Music
Dancing In The Moonlight (All Alone)
Honeymoon On Mars
Lost In The Neon World
Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids
Modern Music (Reprise)
Forbidden Lovers
Down On Terminal Street
Make The Music Magic

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