A Lee Paris radio show with an interview with the Sic Kidz while they were on tour in California. The entire recording was labeled Lee Paris bit he seems to sign off kind of early on but I just kept t he rest of the music which was probably music XPN used to fill up dead air. Thanks to Flipo from the Excuses for the video.
Th original London new wave band Ultravox with John Foxx as frontman and the main driving force behind the band before Midge Ure took over.
John Foxx: “March 1979 – Island had dropped us, and I was planning to leave because I thought synthesizers were going to change music in the same way that the electric guitar did. Then we were offered a tour of America by Miles Copeland and his brother [Ian] – there was a big audience for British new wave acts at that time. We flew over on the cheap with Laker Airlines and, as there were no luggage restrictions, took all of our instruments and our backline amps. When we got off the plane Miles’s brother was waiting for us with a van and we did six weeks with one day off. People like the artist Jean Michel Basquiat and John Frusciante from the Chili Peppers came to see us. The tour ended in Hollywood at the Whisky A Go-Go. After the last show I just told them all that I had had enough and was leaving, that they could have the name and the band identity. Things were already tense – at the end of long tours everyone is full of adrenalin but very tired – and a minor argument broke out although I can’t remember what it was about. Billy and Chris walked out of the dressing room and Warren stayed hut was really angry, although he didn’t shout, as we weren’t that sort of people. We left the venue in separate cars and I flew back to England on my own the next day. It was a great wrench to leave, but the grey suits were waiting. I wanted to work alone with a tape recorder, drum machine, a synthesizer and get rid of anything that was rock’n’roll. As for their later success with Midge Ure, I have nothing to say about them, as that band has nothing to do with me.” Source: Mojo, the Music Magazine – September 2006
The A’s were one of the early bands to get major label notice from Philly underground. They were around from 1978 to 1983 with Richard Bush (lead vocals), Rick DiFonzo (guitar), Rocco Notte (keyboards), Terry Bortman (bass), and Michael Snyder (drums). This is a radio concert recording of them from Emerald City in Cherry Hill.
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