Gary Numan discusses John Foxx’s music, in particular the impact that early Ultravox! had on his own work. The interview was filmed at Benge’s studio in Shoreditch where Foxx is currently recording a new album. Gary is really one cool guy!
For the first time since the “Live Aid” show in 1985, the classic line-up of Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Warren Cann and Chris Cross will get back together for a UK tour with Ultravox in April 2009. They will play a total of 14 shows during the “Return to Eden” tour. This is of course connected to the re-releases of their classic albums.
You can read our review of the new “definitive remastered edition” of “Rage in Eden” here.
And speaking of “Rage in Eden”, Billy Currie will release a new solo album on April 6, and at least one of the tracks is said to be inspired by that album.
I still hoped that John Foxx would join as well
September 22 we will get a new collection by John Foxx from label Demon/Edsel. “Glimmer: The Best of John Foxx” will be a double-CD with material from his entire career including singles, album tracks, re-works of old Ultravox tracks, new remixes and his ambient “Cathedral Oceans” project. That project is also going to be re-released by the same label in 2009 and 2010.
And they don’t stop there, classic synthpop duo Blancmange will have their albums “Happy Families”, “Mange Tout” and “Believe You Me” released in new, fresh versions. The exact date is not set as of now, but it’s clear that they will all include the 12” mixes and some B-sides. The band is also said to be working on new material.
John Foxx performing “Plaza” at Cargo in London with Louis Gordon on 08.10.07 as part of a performance of the entire Metamatic album including related tracks.
And of course and old Blancmange video:
Here is the last video from the Blancmange Video 45 VHS. This is Living on the Ceiling. Classic synthpop from a band that disappeared but now is back. Check out their stuff on MySpace. I wonder if they have their own website… should check on that.
Live shows in Australia during 2008…
John and Louis are going to be embarking on a tour of Australia in May. The shows at selected venues will be augmented with performances of Tiny Colour Movies. Below are the dates which have so far been confirmed…
For those of you who don´t know who John Foxx is, one should at least know that he is a former Ultravox member and that he has released a number of nice albums past those days. Read more here >>