Before reading this blog ………. I strongly recommend that you read (if you haven’t done so) or re-read (if you don’t remember) my last post about producer extraordinaire Trevor Horn’s dynamic 12-inch ………. and then come back here for more Horn’ful penetration.
|This is Trevor Horn…|
|He’s the guy who produced and performed “Video Killed The Radio Star” world-wide smash-hit track. And he’s collecting millions of dollars of royalties from it.|
I did some major digging and discovered some fascinating, forgotten facts and hidden gem tracks from The Buggles.
In 1980, the Buggles’ duo Geoffrey Downes (keyboards) and Trevor Horn (vocals) — who were coming off an international success with their New Wave album The Age of Plastic and the acclaimed single “Video Killed the Radio Star” – to help out on a new YES album. Downes suddenly left Buggles when Trevor learned that YES’ keyboardist Rick Wakeman was leaving the band, and therefore snatched him as well as lead-vocalist Jon Anderson to work on the next Buggles album Adventures In Modern Recording. The Buggle’s second album was completed in 1981 but was never released or charted. The album was a gem masterpiece.
A Little Bit of YES…
|This is Rick Wakeman.|
|This is Jon Anderson.|
|Vangelis … in his studio setup in hotel room in Paris … working on his 1987 Direct album.|
|During 1981-1983, Jon Anderson worked with Vangelis who’s famous for Blade Runner soundtrack and Oscar-winning theme for Chariots Of Fire.|
|YES’ biggest hit single was 1983′s Owner Of The Lonely Heart (youtube video link).
YES – “Owner Of The Lonely Heart” (mp3)
Buggle’s 2nd Album – Age In Modern Recording…
Since this album was never charted, there was only one single released as a 12-inch ……… an absolutely incredible track I Am A Camera with Wakeman on the keys and Anderson on the mic, which can be heard below, among few bonus tracks.
The Buggles – I Am A Camera (12 Inch)
Listen to the all the instrument layers, arrangements and chord progressions.
The Buggles – On TV
The Buggles – Blue Nylon
Buggle’s 1st Album - The Age Of Plastic…
The Buggles – I Love You Miss Robot
The Buggles – Clean Clean
The Buggles – Astroboy
The Buggles – The Living In The Age Of Plastic