While Colin Thurston is perhaps not as lauded as Conny Plank, Giorgio Moroder and Trevor Horn, he undoubtedly helped shape the sound of a pioneering musical era.
It was Thurston’s work with DURAN DURAN that was to have the biggest worldwide impact. His portfolio indeed reads like a Who's Who? of popular music; The Electricity Club looks back at the career of Colin Thurston via eighteen tracks presented in chronological order, with a limit of one track per album project. Continue Reading ›
Named after an Andy Warhol painting, Mansfield’s B-MOVIE made their recorded debut with their ‘Take Three’ EP via the Lincoln-based indie label Dead Good in 1980. Their song ‘Moles’ was included on the now iconic ‘Some Bizarre Album’ released in early 1981.
With B-MOVIE playing further live shows this year, the band kindly took time out to chat to TEC about the band’s past, present and future… Continue Reading ›
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… Continue Reading ›
First published in 2011, ‘Is That The 12” Mix?’ was author and music aficionado ROB GRILLO’s personal but well-informed history of the 12” single.
In keeping with its story tracing the emergence of the extended remix as an artform in its own right, Grillo has now remade and remodelled his book in a new 2016 version.
Retitled ‘Is That The 12” Remix?’, the new edition features contributions from the likes of Neil Tennant and Rusty Egan as well as more photos and an extra 20,000 words. ROB GRILLO chatted to TEC about why more can mean more; "Since the first edition came out, I’ve build up many more contacts and relationships in the music industry" said Grillo... Continue Reading ›
‘Is That The 12 Inch Mix?’ people used to ask… “Sometimes you never knew what you were getting when you bought the 12 inch mix” says Rob Grillo, author of the same titled book tracing the history of the extended format.
When done well, the 12 inch extended version could totally surpass the original. With a restriction one track per artist moniker and going up to the period before remixes got a bit daft with the advent of rave culture, here are TEC’s 25 choices… More inside>> Continue Reading ›