Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bill Nelson's Red Noise - 1979 - Sound On Sound (UK)

Bill Nelson's Red Noise - 1979 - Sound On Sound (UK)
Bill Nelson's Red Noise, or called simply Red Noise, was a "synthpop/new-wave" band, formed by Bill Nelson (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Ian (saxophone), Andy Clark (keyboards), Rick Ford (bass) and Steve Peer (drums), around 1978.
Nelson formed the band after dissolving Be-Bop Deluxe, while he was metamorphosing from blues, progressive and glam rock to more New Wave and electronic sounds, after the last Be-Bop Deluxe album, Drastic Plastic, released early 1978. Clark also was a member of Nelson's previous band, and Ian Nelson collaborated with that group on the song "Ships In The Night", from the Sunburst Finish album (1976). Peer was previously in TV Toy Channel.
Red Noise released only one album, the seminal Sound On Sound, plus a two singles, Furniture Music and Revolt Into Style, in 1979. After that, Bill Nelson continued as a solo artist, with the collaboration of Clark and his brother Ian. Rick Ford played with Hazel O'Connor and Joe Jackson, and now he composes sountrack music for the entertainment industry in California; and Steve Peer is now with a band called Puzzle Monkey.
Red Noise is also considered as being a Be-Bop Deluxe continuation. Material written during the last days of Be Bop Deluxe was included on Sound On Sound.
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1 comment:

martin41smith said...

Thanks for that, great guitar player, loved his electronic stuff more