S or D/OPO: Trevor Horn

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So Jess' otherwise excellent Pitchfork review of Horn's Produced comp contains this worrying line:

"But Simple Minds and Spandau Ballet are bad bands in a way that no amount of historical revisionism is going to tame..."

I'm assuming it's only regarding the tracks represented here???

Also, there's a *killer* single disc to be made from his productions.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 27 May 2005 15:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

no mention of Dear Catastrophe Waitress on here?

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Friday, 27 May 2005 15:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

Art of Noise's "Into Battle" is my entry point, and remains the pillar for me.

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Friday, 27 May 2005 15:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

This is bizarre

"Horn's lost-weekend as a member of Yes (as bizarre-yet-right as Pharrell joining Pearl Jam) produced one undeniable classic in 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'."

90125 has way better songs on it than "Owner of a Lonely Heart." And Drama, which he sang lead on, is one undeniable classic after another. No one who's heard both could pick "Owner of a Lonely Heart" over "Tempus Fugit." That's just not possible.

Robert Holstock, Friday, 27 May 2005 15:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

Duds? He produced a few lackluster tracks on Paul McCartney's "Flowers in the Dirt." Maybe it was macca's fault.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Friday, 27 May 2005 16:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's neck and neck between "Temputs Fugit" and Frankie's "Relax".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 May 2005 16:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

"Relax" is awesome.

Drama is one seriously overlooked album. "White Car" should be on the Horn comp, just for how strange it is. What an eerie piece of music.

Robert Holstock, Friday, 27 May 2005 16:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ned, what do you think of Dollar now?

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Saturday, 28 May 2005 10:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

wait, since when are simple minds bad? i've never heard a negative review of them in my life! (not that that means anything.)

a collectivist romantic fling! (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 28 May 2005 10:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

Well, there's an argument to be made that by the time Horn produced Simple Minds, they weren't very good. But there's a remix of "Kick It In" (the "Unauthorized Mix") that's one of the best things Horn ever did.

Destroy: Horn's production of Rod Stewart's "Shotgun Wedding", a terrible song on its own that also features a shotgun sample which renders the song entirely unlistenable.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Saturday, 28 May 2005 14:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was going to say "Opportunities" by PSB, but I that one is actually by another dude from the Art of Noise, J.J. Jeczalik. That said, I'll go with "Relax".

D. Bachyrycz, Saturday, 28 May 2005 15:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

The 3 Dollar singles mentioned upthread are impeccable.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Saturday, 28 May 2005 18:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

perhaps simple minds should have been stuck into their own clause. the key word in that line is "tame". u2 are similarly a bad band, but they've also made at least one or two of my favorite songs. it's not necessarily a criticism.

spandau ballet, on the other hand, are so ass they have panty lines.

strng hlkngtn, Saturday, 28 May 2005 20:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Regardless, the Horn "Instiction" 12" is fantastic.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Saturday, 28 May 2005 20:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

just doing the typical search for Andrew Poppy when i find that this is the only mention of him in ILM !

and for the record .. according to the 30 page booklet that comes with the new 3cd boxset of AP's ZTT work, it's pointed out (in bold!!) that all of his stuff was self produced.

mark e (mark e), Thursday, 2 June 2005 20:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

by far Dollar - "Give Me Back My Heart" - staggering

though much of the credit goes to their vocals,
which is supported by Bazar on "Love's Got A Hold On Me" which I like almost as much
that is, several eons apart

Paul (scifisoul), Thursday, 2 June 2005 23:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
BUMP!

In this awesome interview from last year The Trev reveals, among other things, the drums on Art Of Noise's "Close To The Edit" are none other than Yes's Alan White.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 03:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
New Trevor Horn produced single [Broke] by new London based band: Captain - who are signed to EMI

a mixture of Kirsty Maccoll, prefab sprout, Skin Games and Delays

listen:

http://www.myspace.com/captaintheband

melodic atmospheric art-pop-rock

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 14:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

i liked it before i realised it was Horn producing. i now like it enough to want to remix it.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

Alix less impressed and reckons they sound like Frente.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

I saw this lot on that Carling 24 thing on E4 over the weekend. I didn't think much of them.

In fact, I think they may be the new Deacon Blue The Pinefox has been waiting for all these years.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

the production and female vocals sounds like Kirsty Maccoll circa Kite album [1989] that was produced by Steve Lillywhite

Kirsty MacColl - Kite

also the production sounds similar to Thomas Dolby on this 1992 album:

Thomas Dolby - Astronauts & Heretics

Thomas Dolby also produced prefab sprout

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Got to be better than the new Keane at least...

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

nipper, summon pinefox to this thread, i want his opinion expressed on this new Captain track

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think you overestimate The PF's ability/desire to listen to music over the internets. Perhaps he has heard it on Radio 2?

I will mention it to him.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

by the way this album is 21 years old, next month:

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen (UK) / Two Wheels Good (US)

Captain are clearly influenced by prefab sprout

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

also forthcoming Captain album 'This Is Hazelville' is produced by Trevor Horn - due for release Summer 2006

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard The esteemed Pinefox express approval of a track from this decade since Bedingfield's 'If You're Not The One' so I wouldn't set your hopes too high Martian.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

My foxy ears are burning.

I haven't heard of Captain! I don't think Ken Bruce has played them neither.

It's good to be esteemed.

Surely I have liked some recent records. Loads! But it is entertaining to think of stopping with the Bedingfield. The thing about that one is, it was a #1 - that's the distinction.

Martian is so 'factual'!

the esteemed pinefox, Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

nipper, are you suggesting thepinefox is a luddite and a technophobe ;-) ?

check the video for Captain - Broke single:
http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/1363.html

the female singer looks rather twee

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I fancy the singer. She has stolen her dress from The Pipettes tho, oh noes.


Oh wait Pinefox, I remember you saying you liked Delays 'Valentine' now!

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes - a top 40 single!

the bellefox, Wednesday, 3 May 2006 15:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

I see "The Look Of Love" and "Video Killed The Radio Star" as his crowning moments.

Also to some extent "Relax", but the actual songs were better in the two aforementioned cases.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 17:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

What's Geir's opinion on this new English MELODIC band [Captain]?

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 17:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

captain are cool. i think some of them used to be in the junket

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Thursday, 4 May 2006 01:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

this is too hard.

too. hard.

...gah! no can't be done. 'left to my own devices'
(introspective version) at a push i guess.

if you dig into his early to late 80's archive as thoroughly as i've done in the past few years you can still find gold. mint juleps'
'don't let your heart slip away from me' anticipates about 3 new musical scenes in 4 minutes.

the look on ilm regular Affectian's face when i played it to him *very* loudly bears witness to it's brilliance.

pisces, Thursday, 4 May 2006 10:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
OPO = Propaganda 'Dr. Mabuse'

Horn is credited with a lot of production work in the early 80s that was actually handled more by Stephen Lipson, from what I can tell e.g. Lipson is credited as having produced all tracks on 'A Secret Wish' except 'Dr. Mabuse'. And I have 'Snobbery & Decay' in my head now and assumed it was Horn but no, Lipson again, apparently.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 17 August 2006 08:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to take a half-step to the side of Douglas's answer and vote the full half-hour version of Art of Noise's "That Was Close". It includes "Close-Up" and a bunch of the other iterations smashed together into one epic track. A+.

Myke. (Myke Weiskopf), Thursday, 17 August 2006 21:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 17 August 2006 21:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Stay Loose"

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Thursday, 17 August 2006 22:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

not quite an opo but definitely searchworthy is shane macgowan's "haunted" with sinead o.c., which t.h. turns into a shimmering rock epic.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Friday, 18 August 2006 21:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...
The Produced by Trevor Horn set is awesome kthxbye. (Why the hell did Dollar not even have at least ONE hit over here? Not to mention Propaganda.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 6 January 2007 22:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

This depresses me: in an article where Wendy and Lisa (finally) come out of the closet, we learn this about Horn.

http://www.out.com/detail.asp?id=25083

You were dealing with this during the Reagan years when the AIDS crisis was exploding and the progressive attitude regarding gays started reversing. It must’ve been hard to contend with that while the music industry pushed you to be the next Mary Jane Girls.
Wendy and Lisa, nearly in unison: That’s exactly what they wanted.
Wendy: We couldn’t have been more opposite of that. We were just geeky musicians. We still are. We did a record 10, 11 years ago with Trevor Horn that was never released. We were hoping that we would have the next fucking Grace Jones “Slave to the Rhythm” extravaganza. We thought, “This is going to be genius! We’re going to be musician freaks and experiment.” And he, honest to god, wanted us to be the Spice Girls. My heart was broken.
Lisa: Not only that, but he was so homophobic. I hate to say it, but he wouldn’t even let us eat off of his silverware on Friday because he was Jewish. It turned into this nightmare. He and his wife, oh God, I don’t want to talk disparagingly about anybody, but it made us very uncomfortable.
Wendy: Our homosexuality became quite an issue for them.

That’s especially disturbing coming from the guy who produced Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Grace Jones and the Pet Shop Boys.
Wendy: And Marc Almond and ABC and t.A.T.u. You name it.
Lisa: He would come in and start talking, “Well, I asked my rabbi about homosexuality and my rabbi said it’s comparable to being born a mass murderer. You can be born a mass murderer, but if you practice mass murder it’s sinful.” I was like, “Okay, you can be born gay, but if you practice being gay, you might as well be a mass murderer?” Oh, thanks Trev. Let’s record this song now.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 24 April 2009 18:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's really awful, but wow, what a fantastic article! I hope Prince fans here get to see that as well.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Friday, 24 April 2009 19:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

for a guy thats made a habit of working with openly gay artists, that quote doesnt make sense.

Michael B, Friday, 24 April 2009 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

he should work with Bobby O

dan selzer, Friday, 24 April 2009 20:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Slave to the Rabbi

velko, Friday, 24 April 2009 20:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

michael b otm. and maybe he just didn't like them. hard to imagine the pet shop boys couldn't sniff a homophobe asshole at a hundred yards

kamerad, Friday, 24 April 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Why would they both make that up now 15 years later?

Alex in SF, Friday, 24 April 2009 21:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Or uh 25 years later more like.

Alex in SF, Friday, 24 April 2009 21:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh right. Yes.

timellison, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Both Buggles albums are great and underrated.

Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, the age of plastic doesn't get near enough attention, credit or love. such a strange combination of restrained prog musicianship, lush 70s production and textbook technopop. also seems to have invented and in one album thoroughly explored the collision of electronic futurism and nostalgia for the world it threatens to replace. not a bad song on the album, though "i love you miss robot" seems at this remove to tower over the rest.

love this:

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

god, this is so incredibly depressing:

Lisa: He would come in and start talking, “Well, I asked my rabbi about homosexuality and my rabbi said it’s comparable to being born a mass murderer. You can be born a mass murderer, but if you practice mass murder it’s sinful.” I was like, “Okay, you can be born gay, but if you practice being gay, you might as well be a mass murderer?” Oh, thanks Trev. Let’s record this song now.

moral: never learn things about artists whose work you admire

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

This one's fun as well. I guess ol' Trev can be a prick but - hey - what else is new in showbiz?

PS Prince gave Wendy & Lisa shit for being gay as well.

Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

details

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

?

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

[digs around]

yeah, okay, plus w his prop 8 support ;_;

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

PS Prince gave Wendy & Lisa shit for being gay as well.

IIRC, sometime after Prince went full-Jehovah, he approached W & L about recording and doing a reunion concert or tour, but only on the grounds that they both convert to Jehovah and renounce homosexuality. W & L said thanks but no thanks. I believe the fence has since been mended.

(x-post)

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

v frustrated by this homophobic thing (missed it until now) as i can't find any results that aren't from that W&L interview.

never knew about the Derrick May thing either! tragic. it's not clear why that fell thru considering May could clearly have been persuaded to play the game to a reasonable extent. plus you'd think he would've asked Saunderson to remix Seal following May's refusal.

Dear Projectionist (blueski), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Has there ever been any corroborating evidence that Horn is a homophobe beyond that W&L interview? Because while it's possible, I find it shocking that a producer who has worked with so many flamboyantly gay acts - Frankie Goes to Hollywood! Pet Shop Boys! Um, TATU! let alone the likes of Grace Jones - should be homophobic. I mean, he worked with the Pet Shop Boys again just a few years ago. Why would they hire a virulent homophobe?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't the gayness of TATU just marketing gimmick?

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 7 July 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

After watching the Pet Shop Boys documentary released a few years ago, I disavowed the Wendy-Lisa story. He's got a moment in which he's asked to address the reaction to Queen in America in the eighties. "Raging faggots," he said a radio promoter said, and from the way the scene is framed and Horn's resigned air it's clear he's offended.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 July 2011 00:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

That he's a prick, no doubt. But no homophobe.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 July 2011 00:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lisa: He would come in and start talking, “Well, I asked my rabbi about homosexuality and my rabbi said it’s comparable to being born a mass murderer. You can be born a mass murderer, but if you practice mass murder it’s sinful.” I was like, “Okay, you can be born gay, but if you practice being gay, you might as well be a mass murderer?” Oh, thanks Trev. Let’s record this song now.

Also: Coleman quotes what Horn said his pastor said.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 July 2011 00:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

doesn't explain the weird silverware thing tho

Dear Projectionist (blueski), Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

So Wendy and Lisa are anti-Semites. Who cares?

everything, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe he's become (or briefly became?) homophobic for religious reasons. honestly, though, i don't know anything about his beliefs. a lot of people do seem compelled to adopt dogmatic stances when they're getting deeper into godhead. yusuf islam and the rushdie fatwa, for ex...

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Horn doesn't let people use the same silverware the Grace Jones had used. I know I wouldn't.

Tim F, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

"I find it shocking that a producer who has worked with so many flamboyantly gay acts - Frankie Goes to Hollywood! Pet Shop Boys! Um, TATU! let alone the likes of Grace Jones - should be homophobic. I mean, he worked with the Pet Shop Boys again just a few years ago. Why would they hire a virulent homophobe?"

bobby orlando to thread

corpse pose (missingNO), Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe this stupid comment is getting some traction here. You will notice that Lisa is paraphrasing something that Trevor said his RABBI said. Not Trevor. His rabbi. Okay? The "I" in the second part of Lisa's statement refers to herself, Lisa. Not Trevor. Someone please direct me to something where Trevor Horn says something homophobic because otherwise, this is a fucking non-starter. And yes, I do believe that the statement is more about anti-Semitism than racism. What rabbi would actually say that? Jeez.

everything, Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

whether or not TH was quoting his rabbi, he was (allegedly) speaking to gay friends who were offended by his words. this suggests either that W&L misconstrued something, or that horn was at the very least being insensitive. perhaps both, perhaps worse.

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 July 2011 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lisa: Not only that, but he was so homophobic. I hate to say it, but he wouldn’t even let us eat off of his silverware on Friday because he was Jewish. It turned into this nightmare. He and his wife, oh God, I don’t want to talk disparagingly about anybody, but it made us very uncomfortable.

What is funny about this is that Trevor Horn is not Jewish. But anyway, his family is and I guess he's into it all so if his family has a religious thing about dishes etc as many Jews do, then that has fuck all to do with W&L being lesbians. So why exactly is he "so homophobic"?

everything, Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think it's that he presented what his rabbi supposedly said (about the equivalence of homosexuality with mass murder) in a way that offended his gay friends.

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

or gay guests, rather

the bit about denying W&L use of the silverware is odd, though. i mean, i get that one can't re-kosher anything during shabbat, so there's a conservation of resources angle, but it seems to me that denying your guests a fork is bad form no matter what. also odd is lisa's apparent belief that this had something to do with her sexuality. whole thing is baffling, tbh. prefer to believe that it was all some big, weird misunderstanding.

also we’re divorced now and i hate this movie. (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

or maybe everyone involved is a solipsist?

DJP, Thursday, 7 July 2011 21:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

i had no idea wendy or lisa were gay. I mean I may have fantasized this, but I did not know it for a fact.

akm, Thursday, 7 July 2011 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wendy's with Lisa Cholodenko now.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 July 2011 21:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

tattoo reasons?

undeɹrated ærosm?th b∞tlegs I have pwned (sic), Friday, 8 July 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

so the Buggles played maybe their first ever gig, covering Horn's greatest hits, or something:

It was when The Buggles started to play an instrumental version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Two Tribes that we started to question reality. On guitar was the ZTT label's in-house engineer/mad scientist Stephen Lipson – the man who played on the original record. Pulling off the the far-too-tricky bass part with ease is Trevor – the man whose unique production tinkering turned a barely-there song into a mighty, remixed beast of a record. If anyone had a right to play Two Tribes it was them.

The aforementioned Video Killed The Radio Star sounded as invigorating as ever, Living In The Plastic Age a quaint reminder of what the future was once meant to sound like, and Elstree is a forgotten gem from Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes’ brief career as reluctant popstars.

A further delve into Trevor's greatest hits gave us 1985’s Slave To the Rhythm (possessor of one of the most exciting intros to any pop record ever). But instead of Grace Jones, Alison Moyet took the bellowing diva roll [sic](sic). Only Alison Moyet is skinny and slinky now. When did this happen? We were torn between marveling at how good she looked, and declaring her a traitor to the cause of big women. They’ve only got Dawn French left now.

Then Lol Creme (sorry, we forgot to mention he was also on stage) revisited his lead vocals on 10cc’s first number one Rubber Bullets and we became convinced we were somehow watching TOTP2 live.

The Buggles ended what we think was only their third live performance with a cover version of Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj’s Check It Out! You know, the one that samples Video Killed The Radio Star. Neat.

We’re not entirely sure why this all happened. The venue was the British Music Experience, at the O2. Which, apart from trying to charge us £3.20 for an actual can of Coke, is planning to host similar shows by musical pioneers. So we’re in favour.

We think the gig also served as a relaunch for Trevor, Stephen and Lol’s The Producer’s project. But we’ll tell you more about that when we know more about it. It’s sounding exciting though – if you’re the kind of person who gets excited about such things.


And if you are the kind of person who gets excited about such things, there’s a second volume of the ZTT compiling The Art of the 12" on the way.

Disc One:
01. ‘you are warmly invited to come inside’
02. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: ‘Two Tribes’ (Keep the Peace) *
03. Paul McCartney: ‘Spies Like Us’ (Art of Noise Remix) **
04. Godley & Creme: ‘Cry’ (Extended Remix) *
05. Instinct: ‘Swamp Down’ (12” Mix) **
06. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: ‘Julia’s Song’ (Extended Version) *
07. 808 State Vs. Art of Noise: ‘Moments in Love’ (Massey Mix One) **
08. Thomas Leer: ‘Heartbeat’ (Extended Mix) *
09. ‘bassline interlude’ **
10. Act: ‘Chance’ (Whammy Mix) **
11. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: ‘War’ (Coming Out of Hiding) **
12. Propaganda: ‘Dr Mabuse der Spieler’ (An International Incident) *

Disc Two:
01. Scritti Politti: ‘Absolute’ (Version)
02. Art of Noise: ‘Close Up’
03. Propaganda: ‘Sorry for Laughing’ (12” Mix) **
04. Das Psych-Oh! Rangers: ‘He He Radical’ (Episode 2) *
05. ‘piano interlude’ **
06. Nasty Rox Inc.: ‘What Is It’ (Live Instrumental Wonder) **
07. Mint Juleps: ‘Every Kinda People’ (Parts I, II and III)
08. Anne Pigalle: ‘Hé Stranger’ (Parts I, II and III);
09. 808 State Vs. Art of Noise: ‘Moments in Love’ (Massey Mix Three) **
10. ‘the flash forward’
11. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: ‘Relax’ (Man Has a Sense for the Discovery of Beauty, Part I) **
12. ‘zang tuum interlude’;
13. Art of Noise: ‘Close Up’ (Hop)
14. Propaganda: ‘Dr Mabuse’ (Special Instrumental Mix) *
15. ‘cadenza’

** previously unreleased
* previously unreleased on CD

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Monday, 31 October 2011 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

while I'm at it, last week's Solid Steel featured a mix by Strictly Kev/DJ Food including

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Hibakusha Pleasure Dub) [unreleased]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (DJ Food Re-fix) [unreleased]

as well as a Foetus/Food track. Downloadable from Soundcloud.

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Monday, 31 October 2011 06:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

3. Paul McCartney: ‘Spies Like Us’ (Art of Noise Remix) **

** previously unreleased

The world anxiously awaits.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

dubious about that btw, there was an Art Of Noise remix with an actual title on the 12"

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Monday, 31 October 2011 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

New interview in Tape Op is awesome. He talks about how he got the ABC album so tight, by programming all the drums himself, with instruction from the drummer, then having the drummer play over the programming as exactly as possible, then cutting out the programming and leaving the real drums. Sort of an elaborate click track.

Also, lots of the crazy drum parts on the Yes album was Alan White noodling around on a new keyboard, triggering weird drum patterns and patches that the rest of the band liked enough to keep in.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Psyched to read this. Tape Op is great.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 20 May 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Haven't seen this linked here yet. Loads of great anecdotes. Good thing ol' Trev's a talker because these Red Bull folks are dry as mummies.
http://vimeo.com/32447278

Loo Reading (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 16 September 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink


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