Be-Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic (1978)

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Be-Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic (1978)
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Be-Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic (1978)

Highest UK Chart Position: 22
UK: Originally released on Harvest SHSP 4091 in February 1978
US: Harvest SW 11750 (in Canada on white vinyl)
UK: Compact disc released on EMI CZ 332 in February 1991 with additional tracks
UK: Compact disc rereleased on EMI/Harvest CDP 7497332 in June,1997 with additional tracks

Recoreded at Chateau St. George, Jean Les Pins, France; The Manor, Oxford, England
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.

Electrical Language
New Precision
New Mysteries
Surreal Estate
Love In Flames
Panic In The World
Dangerous Stranger
Superenigmatix (lethal appliances for the home with everything)
Visions Of Endless Hopes
Islands Of The Dead
Lovers Are Mortal/Lights

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