Tuesday, 20 August 2013

John Foxx & The Belbury Circle

As you all might be aware, I am quite keen on the John Foxx era Ultravox (bit of an understatement) and of course John Foxx himself. Ever since hearing and then purchasing John Foxx's 1st single Underpass I have always tried (and at times failed) to keep up with John Foxx's musical output. So I was very pleased to be sent a copy of the new Ghost Box John Foxx Belbury Circle release Empty Avenues (Thanks Jim)  There are six tracks on offer here, all written by John Foxx Jim Jupp and Jon Brooks (hence Belbury Circle) with a rather nice remix by Pye Corner Audio. I am not going to go into detail about any of the individual songs/tracks on Empty Avenues, but must say that if you like the musical output of John Foxx, Belbury Poly or The Advisory Circle/Jon Brooks then this is for you. Come to think of it........even if you are not that keen on any of the artists on Empty Avenues, you should still get a copy of this release. The reason for this is very simple, your Record/CD collection will never forgive you for not owning a copy of Empty Avenues. Plus thanks to some stunning artwork from Mr Julian (Focus Group) House your collection will also look sad, empty and bland without it. So best move very fast before this is sold out. I perhaps should also mention that I do like this a lot. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Another new tune 2014

Another new tune for the next album. Hopefully out sometime in 2014. Track needs a bit of tweeking and mastering, so this not fully finished version.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Its Flexi

They came free with magazines, they came free attached to the front of record sleeves, they came free in booklets and in some cases you could walk into a record shop and just ask for them...............for FREE. So here is a selection of Flexi Discs. They never sounded great, but they always seemed to be free. I would like to say that after many many years the quality of these flexi discs has deteriorated so much that they are virtually unplayable, but still always worth checking out.
 This came free with the 7inch of I Travel
Have no idea where I got this??? but it was a very long time ago
 Good old Smash Hits. OMD and Nash the Slash
Walked into HMV and they were giving these away.
Good old Factory.
A charity shop find that I thought would come in handy.
Melody Maker!!!!! The Passage and Blancmange