Since March 2010, The Electricity Club has built up a big portfolio of live reports featuring gigs by evergreens such as JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, OMD and HEAVEN 17 to modern day exponents of electronic music like EAST INDIA YOUTH, NIGHT CLUB, VILE ELECTRODES and TENEK.
Events both home and abroad have also been reviewed. All of TEC’s live reports have been archived in an easy-to-use page set in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Tagged with: A-Ha, Analog Angel, B-Movie, Blancmange, Blue Zoo, Chris Payne, Chvrches, Claudia Brücken, Cold War Night Life, Covenant, Depeche Mode, Die Krupps, Dubstar, Duran Duran, East India Youth, Electri_City Conference, Electronic Summer, Erasure, FFS, Gary Numan, Hannah Peel, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, IAMX, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, John Grant, Karin Park, Karl Bartos, Kid Kasio, Kovak, Ladytron, Marsheaux, Mesh, Michael Rother, Mirrors, New Order, Night Club, Nina, OMD, Orbital, Page, Peter Hook, Republica, Richard Barbieri, Rodney Cromwell, Rusty Egan, Sin Cos Tan, SMPJ, Soulwax, Sparks, Speak & Spell, Tenek, Tiny Magnetic Pets, Ultravox, Underworld, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wolfgang Flür, Wrangler
BLUE ZOO are best known for their No13 UK hit with ‘Cry Boy Cry’ in Autumn 1982. Their 1983 debut album ‘2 By 2’ released on Magnet Records also included the near hits ‘I’m Your Man’ and ‘Forgive & Forget’.
With a brand new single ‘Funganista’ about to be launched and a zest to perform more live dates, vocalist Andy Overall chatted to The Electricity Club about the past, present and future of BLUE ZOO…More inside ›
Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.
They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›
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Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Alison Moyet, Analog Angel, Andy Bell, Andy McCluskey, Benge, Billy Currie, Blancmange, Blue Zoo, Boris Blank, Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Claudia Brücken, Dave Ball, De/Vision, Fatal Charm, Gary Langan, Gary Numan, Glenn Gregory, Hannah Peel, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Japan, Jo Callis, John Foxx, Jori Hulkkonen, Karl Bartos, Kid Kasio, Kid Moxie, Kite, Ladytron, Malcolm Holmes, Mark Reeder, Marnie, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mesh, Midge Ure, Mirrors, Node, OMD, Paul Humphreys, Ralf Dörper, Richard Barbieri, Richard James Burgess, Rodney Cromwell, Rusty Egan, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Nixey, Sarah P, Sin Cos Tan, Soft Cell, Stephen J Lipson, Stephen Morris, Steve Strange, Tenek, The Art Of Noise, The Mood, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Undo, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Visage, Warren Cann, Wolfgang Flür, Wrangler
London’s Dingwalls played host to a fabulous double header. The colourful BLUE ZOO, managed by the JAPAN and WHAM! svengali Simon Napier-Bell, achieved a No13 hit with ‘Cry Boy Cry’ in 1982.
Meanwhile, despite having appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ alongside DEPECHE MODE, SOFT CELL, BLANCMANGE and THE THE, the Stevo managed B-MOVIE were sadly unable to secure a major chart entry, despite being on the cusp with the magnificent singles ‘Nowhere Girl and ‘Remembrance Day’.More inside ›
Vinyl has always held a special affection. The emotional attachment one gives to a piece of music captured on bit of plastic is almost unparralled.
So here are 45 songs from when vinyl was king, that have been lost in the midst of time. Some are B-sides;
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Tagged with: B-Movie, Blaine L Reininger, Blue Zoo, Box Of Toys, Camouflage, Chris & Cosey, Dalek I Love You, Daniel Miller, Dramatis, Fatal Charm, Fiat Lux, Gina X, Holger Czukay, Icehouse, Indians In Moscow, Ippu Do, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, Martha Ladly, Matt Fretton, Paul Haig, Peter Godwin, Plastic Bertrand, Robert Görl, Rusty Egan, Sandii & The Sunsetz, Section 25, Shock, Silicon Teens, SPK, Steve Jansen, Telex, The Lotus Eaters, Thomas Leer, Yukihiro Takahashi