Tag Archives: Bill Nelson

BE-BOP DELUXE – Sunburst Finish

June 3, 2019

Harvest 1976 / Esoteric 2018 Half in anger, half in sadness, English purveyors of secret prophesies serve up their greatest work without selling their souls down the river. The second half of the ’70s saw, as oxymoronic as it may … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE Reissue “Futurama” As A Box Set

February 16, 2019

If there ever was an ensemble whose very name demanded a deluxe reissue of their catalogue, it would be – of course – BE-BOP DELUXE, whose melange of classic rock influences not only made them a classic band but also … Continue reading

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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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