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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »
Heard the Tiger Lily single Ken?

Sure have Fred. I've got it on a CD compilation called 'Glitterbest' along with Ian 'Knox' Carnochan's original 1971 recording of 'Sweet Sweet Heart', England's Glory (Peter Perrett) doing 'City Of Fun' from 1973, and the original 1973 version of 'Sick On You' by Hollywood Brats (Casino Steel).

All I need now is that elusive Sleaze album. ;D

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 05:33:06 PM »
That's impressive!
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 05:38:07 PM »
...and one for TJ whilst we're at it - but he's probably already got it:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Different-Class-Jook/dp/B0007XTPW4/ref=pd_sim_m_h__5
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2011, 05:39:06 PM »
Still worth downloading Tiger Lily for the other track.
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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2011, 08:49:12 PM »
Got Jook Fred. A look of early Slade don't you think.

I met Ian Hampton with Joe Elliott at the Sparks x 21 Kimon gig.

...Mr naming droppingf pants head that I am. :-[

Is the Glitterbest CD worth getting DJ?

I don't think I'll be getting it for the album cover image! ::)
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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2011, 09:59:59 PM »

Is the Glitterbest CD worth getting DJ?
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Well I got it and like it. It encouraged me to buy the complete Jook compilation as well. Just nice to hear so many 'punky' things going on before they even gave it a name. Not exactly Sex Pistols but you can tell a change in music was on the way.

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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2011, 01:21:32 AM »
As you'll see in the jukebox theme I went for it DJ.

A few of the Glitterbest tracks struck a chord.

It lead me to Jet so thanks for that.

...Another circle of life complete.

Wonder why I didn't buy Jet's album first time round?

Guess it's nothing to do with us my dear...
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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2011, 05:12:38 PM »
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Hmmm I have never been a big fan of & I am afraid that has not converted me. Still, at least we agree that TV Smith is brilliant. Nighty night

Nick

I thought a lot about this post Nick. I didn't really see the 1976-7 Ultravox! as a syntheseisers band - more electric viola for me. I felt the keybords came to the fore on 1978-9.

For me it was also about Foxx's voice and the Bowie like lyrics.

I thought you'd like the connection to Bowie. They were New Wave for Bowie Roxy fans at first.

That's before they paved the way for every copycat band in the 80's that followed with that synthesisers and new romantic sound with the 1979 album called Systems of Romance.
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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2011, 07:56:52 PM »
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Hmmm I have never been a big fan of & I am afraid that has not converted me. Still, at least we agree that TV Smith is brilliant. Nighty night

Nick

I thought a lot about this post Nick. I didn't really see the 1976-7 Ultravox! as a syntheseisers band - more electric viola for me. I felt the keybords came to the fore on 1978-9.

For me it was also about Foxx's voice and the Bowie like lyrics.

I thought you'd like the connection to Bowie. They were New Wave for Bowie Roxy fans at first.

That's before they paved the way for every copycat band in the 80's that followed with that synthesisers and new romantic sound with the 1979 album called Systems of Romance.



I have have not heard any Foxx Ultravox music TJ. I was only commenting on that particular song you posted. I found it rather boring. I assumed that they were synth band because J Foxx solo stuff was that type of music. I did buy his single Burning Car which I quite liked but have not heard any of his other stuff. Maybe it is time I did as all you distinguished TV fans can't be wrong.  :)

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Re: Ultrafoxx!
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2011, 08:49:30 PM »
Yeah! That's right Nick.

Ultravox! (First Album) was Bowie/Roxyish
Ha! Ha! Ha! was like their fast punk live set
Systems Of Romance was very synth, Foxx continued this sound solo (as did so many others).

Here's the album version of My Sex to give you a feel of why the lyrics are a bit like Bowie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM7DKBdzWQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29qtwJ50CI

There's loads on You Tube.

Like waht you like though mate. It's a FREE WORLD.  ;)

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