Monday, 28 November 2016

Revolt Into Style


Be-Bop Deluxe's 1978 LP 'Drastic Plastic' was Bill Nelson's attempt to embrace the UK's burgeoning New Wave scene, but the group's fanbase appeared less than impressed. As a result of this relative failure, Nelson disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe, retaining just keyboard player Andy Clark for his next venture. In the event, Bill Nelson's Red Noise released just one LP, 1979's 'Sound-On-Sound', after which Nelson commenced a prolific solo career that continues to this day. 'Sound-On-Sound' contains some great moments though, not least the band's second and final single 'Revolt Into Style'.

Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Revolt Into Style

7 comments:

John Medd said...

How sexy does that blue vinyl look btw? My only blue platic is Airport by The Motors on 12''. I remember coming home with it on the train and just *staring* at it the whole time. Great days.

John Medd said...

plastic

charity chic said...

Good To see coloured vinyl making a comeback
Recent purchases include Honeyblood on green vinyl and Ette on bubblegum pink

Echorich said...

The last Be-Bop Deluxe and the Red Noise offering are criminally ignored, but Bill Nelson really got the New Wave and it spurred his creativity that is alive and well today. He is also a severely underrated guitarist, who I put up there with Robert Fripp.

The Swede said...

John. It does look rather lovely, as does their first single, 'Furniture Music', which is on red vinyl, unsurprisingly.

CC. It does appear to be on the way back, not necessarily just one colour either. I've got a cool swirly Big Blood double LP that looks as if someone's spilt paint on it.

Echorich. Absolutely agree as regards 'Drastic Plastic' and 'Sound-On-Sound'. I got 'Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam', but for the most part lost touch with Bill's solo work after that.

George said...

The 2nd song I've heard today. But I've only played three, and one of them is Ant Rap.

George said...

2nd best song I should have said. The original comment is not some sort of crap maths teacher joke.

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