New Wave

Aztec Camera - 1984

Aztec Camera – In Concert From Madrid – 1984 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Aztec Camera – in Concert from Madrid – September 9, 1984 – Radio Nacional España – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aztec Camera, fronted by the inimitable Roddy Frame, whose razor-sharp songwriting skills added a whole new dimension to the New Wave scene in the early 1980s. The Glasgow-based band...

A-Ha In Concert from Rio

A-Ha – Live In Rio – 1989 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

A-Ha in Concert from Rio de Janeiro – March 10, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A-Ha in concert this weekend. During their career, which has had three incarnations, the New-Wave/Synth-pop/Alt-Rock trio from Oslo have performed some 610 concerts around the world, inspired dozens of artists from Pet Shop...

Fairfax Hi - 1979

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s February 1979 – The Future Is Bright. KROQ Says So –

KROQ – Larry Woodside – 8:00 am – 9:00 am – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1979 – okay, it’s almost over; the 70s that is. Strange decade. Started off barefoot and going to Grateful Dead concerts – by 1979, you cut your hair, you...

Teenagers - L.A. - 1978

You’re A Teenager – It’s 1978 – You Live In L.A. – Thanksgiving Is Just Around The Corner, And Frazer Smith Is At The End Of The Dial

KROQ – Frazer Smith Show – 7:30-8:30 pm – Nov. 24, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is the year things started to change in L.A. – Punk and New Wave, which everybody “in the know” knew about for a couple years, was now an acknowledged piece of...

The Revillos - In session 1981

The Revillos In Session -1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Revillos – in session for John Peel – April 29, 1981 – broadcast May 13, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – The Revillos tonight. Formerly The Rezillos, but through a proviso that, to get out of their contract, Sire Records stipulated they couldn’t use the name Rezillos. And so...

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – Live In Sheffield – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – live at Sheffield – 1979 – Sound on Sound Tour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bill Nelson to start the week. Last week I ran the last John Peel session of Be-Bop Deluxe, the band Bill Nelson spearheaded in the early 1970s. The session...

Be-Bop Deluxe

Be-Bop Deluxe In Session – 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Be-Bop Deluxe to end the week. One of those bands from the 70s who were critically acclaimed, yet fell short of being a commercial success. No really good reason except poor timing. Be-Bop Deluxe initially appeared in 1972, a mix of Glam, Prog and hard-rock founded by Guitarist Bill Nelson....