"Ultravox" one of the great bands? IMHO.

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Re: "Ultravox" one of the great bands? IMHO.

Post by aldinblack » 28 Jan 2016, 11:01

I love the screaming guitar sound on the Vienna album. Still like this album today, although 1 or 2 songs sound a bit cheesy now IMO. The title track is one of these, classic though it is..

I must check out 1 or 2 of their other albums.

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Post by Greatkudu » 28 Jan 2016, 17:37

Some good comment's.I just hope they tour again? But Midge seems very busy with solo stuff and Billy Currie does instrumental solo stuff.A mention for Chris Cross to and the fantastic

human metronome Warren Cann, a true pioneer with his mix of acoustic,electronic,trigger and drum machines.

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Post by Hammersmith1982 » 30 Jan 2016, 18:26

Vienna album is like La Folie album to me - A superb piece of work. Love the fade from Western Promise into Vienna :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Post by jason » 30 Jan 2016, 22:44

Just ordered the best of album. Looking forward to it.

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 30 Jan 2016, 22:56

jason wrote:Just ordered the best of album.

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Good call, think I will invest in that EP as well.

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Re: "Ultravox" one of the great bands? IMHO.

Post by MiB81 » 31 Jan 2016, 17:09

Saw a big pile of UVox vinyl in a charity shop the other day, 12"s, Albums
that pink one, that black embossed on, all £1.00 each.
Couldn't be arsed though, much prefer the Foxx era.
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Post by Jon the Impaler » 02 Feb 2016, 15:50

Not bothered one way or another - only know one song ( Vienna ) - they were around when I was in my hard core punk era so hardly going to mix the two. Nothing against them but I just never bothered . Wasn't really interested in synth or new romantic stuff .
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Post by Greatkudu » 02 Feb 2016, 16:08

jason wrote:Just ordered the best of album. Looking forward to it.

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Enjoy.They really have done some fantastic music.

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Post by Five Minutes » 18 Feb 2016, 23:22

Thin Wall and All Stood Still are great songs.
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Post by MULLY » 19 Feb 2016, 13:25

Have to agree with MiB81 - early 'Vox were the only acceptable variant of this band. Midge Ure period 'Vox are pants and 'Vienna' is an AOR piece of synth-etic pop.

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Re: "Ultravox" one of the great bands? IMHO.

Post by StanInBlack » 30 Mar 2016, 00:30

Phenomenal band from the first album (with Foxx) up to Rage In Eden, although Quartet and Lament both have some brilliant stuff on them. After that, though...

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