Sunday, October 16, 2005

video junkie

So who remembers Max Headroom? Back in the days when videos were still important and Channel 4 was in its infancy Max Headroom was a half hour video show presented by a 'computer generated', stuttering talking head. It was really some dude in a rubber mask but we were more easily pleased back then. I first saw/heard Bill Nelson's 'Do you dream in colour' on that show, loved the steam powered drums and odd atmosphere and bought a secondhand copy of the album it comes from in Durham Market. 'Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam' came with an instrumental album made on broken equipment.....excellent!

Bill Nelson- Do You Dream In Colour

Bill Nelson has had a long and varied career at the arty end of the musical spectrum. He was the 'axe hero' in 'Be Bop Deluxe' a band that sat uneasily between prog rock and glam pop. Since then he has produced loads of solo albums, often a little pretentious but always interesting. These tracks have that home made, early synth thing that I love. They were recorded in 1978 but to me they sound very 'now'.

Bill Nelson- Living In My Limousine

Find out more about Bill here

I thought this would have been deleted but you can get it here

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