Be Bop Deluxe - Classic or Dud

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Last week I bought Modern Music. Didn't like it at first but now I am contemplating getting more of Nelson and co.. Should I?

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

No.

Sean, Monday, 20 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes.

Dr. C, Monday, 20 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Perhaps.

Joe, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Bastards. ;-)

nathalie, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

I'd say 80% classic, maybe a bit more. Some duff tracks on the early albums but the last 2-3 are fantastic prog-new wave goodness. Any other fans?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:30 (five years ago) link

is there a particular reason that this 1977 single has not appeared on any BBD reissues or compilations? I wondered if Nelson thought the orientalism sounded a bit dubious nowadays, or was embarrassed that it's so obviously inspired by YMO? I like it though, sounds a bit like Tin Drum era Japan, but 4 years earlier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAUGe532Bbs

soref, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 06:59 (five years ago) link

'not appeared on any BBD reissues or compilations'- aside from that 1981 singles comp directly above, but I don't think is has been on any of the numerous comps and reissues since then

soref, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:01 (five years ago) link

It's on the excellent everrything-they-did box set "Futurist Manifesto" which came out a few years ago. I had a single disc best-of for years but I got that box for cheap and hearing everything in context really opened my ears!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:16 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXBPQmjbhvQ

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 29 June 2020 13:52 (one week ago) link


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