Tag Archives: Bill Nelson

BE-BOP DELUXE – Drastic Plastic

May 18, 2021

Harvest 1978 / Esoteric 2021 Final adventure of a team who refused to get categorized and bid farewell on a serious note. Its title a warning of sorts, “Drastic Plastic” was the last album by this quartet – and it … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Axe Victim

January 30, 2021

Harvest 1974 / Esoteric 2020 Remastered and gloriously dusted off, British band’s debut shines a sharp light through decades. From Cocteau credo – “No longer to consider art as an amusement but as a priesthood” – to acrostic lyrics and, … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama

August 9, 2020

Harvest 1975 / Esoteric 2019 Great deception as an artistic statement: British situationists serve up a symphony of trouble and confusion. Decades after its release, “Futurama” remains a unique record: an art-rock entity devoid of progressive pretense, the second album … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Modern Music

June 1, 2020

Harvest 1976 / Esoteric 2019 With jet-age life getting worse, British band start to part with glory and move into sunset eternity. Self-referencing is a neat rock trope that crops up occasionally, yet making a discourse meta is almost unheard … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE Revisit “Modern Music”

September 20, 2019

1976 saw BE-BOP DELUXE ride high: after proved to be successful, Bill Nelson and his band were determined to make hay, and that album’s successor “Modern Music” saw the light of day a mere seven months after their third LP. … Continue reading

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