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I found on we7 an album that I had forgotten about for 30 years. It is Bill Nelson's Red Noise and the album Sound-on-Sound.

 

When I was a teenager I played it until I wore it out, and hadn't given it a thought until now.

 

Bill Nelson left Be-bop Deluxe and formed Red Noise for one album, and it was a masterpiece.

 

It is unashamedly late 70s with plenty of electro and the early use of synths. In my opinion every track is a killer. Listen to it here.

 

When I heard it for the first time in so many years I was immediately transported back to my teenage self. What a great find.

 

By the way, the cassette in the photo is an old Killing Joke album (Killing Joke formed at about the same time as Red Noise).

I was just trying to capture the late 70s zeitgeist.

 

On the subject of Killing Joke, I can still recall the feeling of excitement when I first heard their eponymous album - and knew it was something special. It was so visceral and urgent.

They are still touring and making albums I am pleased to note.

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Taken on June 24, 2011