Released in 1980, this album starkly gathers joy division and kraftwerk then fuses them together to create a very its 1980 and we dont live in the 70s anymore album. It was the artists first solo single release after leaving the band ultravox and the first single release from the metamatic album, which was released shortly after the song typically features music made using synthesisers and electronic percussion only, and the vocal in the verses is delivered in a. On metamatic, foxx cultivates a curious air of disinterest that never seems truly bored, but is much more extreme than even his unarguably distant vocal style for ultravox it holds up as one of the peaks of the early80s fascination with emotionless, kraftwerkinspired synth pop. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Nonstop 80s greatest hits best oldies songs of 1980s greatest 80s music hits. Three different remixes were issued as mp3 download only. It was his first solo project following his split with ultravox the previous year. Underpass mark reeders sinister subway radio remix 04. Underpass underpass well i used to remember now its all gone world war something we were somebodys sons chorus over all the bridges echoes in rows talking at the same time click click drone chorus misty on the glass now rusty on the door here for years now click click drone click. Some of the notes were also scanned for the artwork, along with previously unseen photos as well as rare drawings and illustrations by the artist. Primarily associated with synthesizer music, he has also pursued a successful parallel career in graphic design. Cd1 01 john foxx underpass mark reeders sinister subway remix edit. Cutting a dashing figure in monochrome metallics, john foxx s classic. Underpass underpass over all the bridges echoes in rows talking at the same time click click drone 1986, there is a light that never goes out, in the queen is. John foxx is the stage name of english musician dennis leigh.
Return to the dark side of the moon wish you were here again release date. Listen online and get new recommendations, only at. Listen online to john foxx underpass and see which albums it appears on. Underpass mark reeder sinister subway mix buy track 00. This is a complete discography of the british recording artist john foxx. Taken from the album, metamatic 1980 new shows at cargo london on 5. He was the original lead singer of the band ultravox, before leaving to embark on a solo career with midge ure eventually taking his place in ultravox. Underpass 2014 remastered version by john foxx on amazon. While his former band mates along with foxx s replacement, midge ure achieved a great amount of commercial success, foxx created albums that were far more. Find john foxx underpass lyrics and search for john foxx. Meanwhile john foxx assembled his notebooks from the period which included lists of possible track titles that have now been used for the unreleased material on this album. Ostensibly, foxxs decision to go solo after ultravoxs brilliant third album, systems of romance, had to do with the bands increasingly difficult circumstances, which included being dropped by their label, island, on the eve of a u.
The name metamatic comes from a painting machine by kinetic artist jean tinguely, first. John foxx and louis gordon haunted short clip from six minute sideways version duration. Get all 30 john foxx releases available on bandcamp and save 35% includes unlimited streaming via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality downloads of tarzan and jane regained single version, metal beat, rhapsody, howl, metatronic live in australia, retro future, freeze frame interview album originally released with sideways, the hidden man, and 22 more. Definitive edition of metamatic, the seminal debut by john foxx, remastered from analogue tapes and reissued with 2 x bonus discs of previously unreleased alternate mixes, lost bsides, and a suite of 15 instrumentals echoing his obsessions with the bbc radiophonic workshop soundtracks. Before the cathedral oceans, there was a garden and metamatic. Read about underpass by john foxx and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.
He was the original lead singer of the band ultravox. John foxxs classic underpass gets a bit of a sinister beef up by fellow pedestrian mark reeder. A passage that crosses a road, railroad or similar obstacle in a tunnel underneath it. A departure from the mix of synthesizers and conventional rock instrumentation on that bands work, metamatic was purely electronic in sound.
Its parent album metamatic was released on 17 january 1980, and peaked at no. It was his first solo album following his split with ultravox the previous year. Vinyl 7 john foxx underpass film 1 1980, vinyl discogs. Underpass was one of the first and best examples of british synthesizer driven singles in terms of both sonic and cultural importance.
It was released in 2010 by edsel records to mark the 30th anniversary of foxxs debut solo album metamatic and the start of his solo career. John foxx 1234 is an english singer, artist, photographer and teacher. Check out underpass 2014 remastered version by john foxx on amazon music. Song information for underpass john foxx on allmusic. Official channel for john foxx and metamatic records. Thusly, i began to delve into the discography of john foxx, a former ultravox member. We currently dont have any themes associated with this song.
Primarily associated with electronic synthesizer music, he has also pursued a parallel career in graphic design and. A box set of john foxxs first four solo albums on virgin records the virgin years 1980. However, foxx has suggested his departure was inevitable given his desire to pursue his own muse without interference. John foxx official website metamatic index john foxx. Originally the front man for ultravox, john foxx left the band in 1979 and immediately began to make waves in the music industry due to his pioneering work in the electronic music field.
John foxx is a key example of an artist with this kind of mindset. The idea for the compilation was first mentioned in the ultravox fanzine extreme voice back in 1999. Screened as part of brightons cinecity festival in late 2012, the pair presented a film and sound seance manifesting j g ballard neurones. Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark italo omd visage boytronic ymo flock of seagulls tubeway army human league visage heaven 17 john foxx kraftwerk our daughters. John foxx underpass 2010 metatronic dvd video edit. John foxx underpass 2010 metatronic dvd video edit by karborn duration. Underpass john foxx to stream in hifi, or to download in true cd quality on. Metamatic is the debut solo album by john foxx, released in 1980. A departure from the mix of synthesizers and conventional instruments on systems of romance, his last album with the band, metamatic included a more hardedged electronic sound. John foxx s bmovie ballardian video neuronica was recorded and assembled for a cutup movie by foxx and karborn inspired by the ideas and work of british writer jg ballard. Metamatic is an album by john foxx, released in 1980.1250 1139 1111 891 1055 1453 1388 1384 1379 1137 802 1379 1111 931 9 340 91 221 436 918 236 344 1152 1067 189 1424 935 898 1393 729 1207 353 487 1382 48 796 274 1243 836 558