Tag Archives: Bill Nelson

BE-BOP DELUXE Go Deluxe With “Sunburst Finish”

August 21, 2018

Named after the color of Bill Nelson’s guitar, 1976’s “Sunburst Finish” may not be the best BE-BOP DELUXE album but it’s their most famous – or infamous, if one’s to assign the record’s glory to its striking cover artwork. But … Continue reading

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BILL NELSON – Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks From The Echo Observatory

March 2, 2018

Mercury 1981, Cocteau 1981, Mercury 1982 / Cocteau Discs 2017 Multidimensional packaging of peculiar musician’s majestic visions which don’t require visuals to fire up one’s mind. “In the moment” might be Bill Nelson’s special mindscape, and it’s impossible not to … Continue reading

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SNIPS – La Rocca!

August 4, 2016

EMI 1981 / Angel Air 2016 Away with the blues to channel contemporary working class depression, original British punk eases into the ’80s. A larger-than-life character despite his low-profile, Steve Parsons, or Snips, maintained a defiantly out-of-place look in a … Continue reading

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BILL NELSON – After The Satellite Sings

March 5, 2015

Resurgence 1995 / Cocteau Discs 2014 Axeman deluxe explores his inner macrocosm in search of balance. Mid-’90s looked gloomy for former BE-BOP DELUXE guitarist: that’s possibly why Bill Nelson opted for spontaneity as a new compositional approach, and this album, … Continue reading

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