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#9875 - Thu, 21 Aug 2008 19:42:00 Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Warren mentioned in his interviews with Jonas Warstad that he made a guest appearance on TOTP with The Buggles playing drums to Video Killed The Radio Star, right? Well I did some searching and one of the users on YouTube has just recently uploaded the footage, behold:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EixHNHR_WY

I love the way he drums in this song, pretty cool. cool

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#9876 - Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:49:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Fab link! I haven't heard that for aaages. Good to see the 2004 Prince's Trust version too. laugh

Hmm... the only thing is, that's not Warren on drums. Video Killed the Radio Star was in the charts for some weeks, and they played on TOTP twice (according to NationMaster ). I think he must have been on the other performance, as I'm certain that's not him.

Bugger!

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#9877 - Fri, 22 Aug 2008 03:36:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Fab link! I haven't heard that for aaages. Good to see the 2004 Prince's Trust version too. laugh
You think that's good, watch the Art of Noise performance of Close (To The Edit) from the same night, his bass playing is fantastic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-o5C_d72vA

The DVD of this night is superb, the only thing that spoils it is the inclusion of Lisa Stansfield.

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#9878 - Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:01:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Originally posted by Cerise:

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Hmm... the only thing is, that's not Warren on drums. Video Killed the Radio Star was in the charts for some weeks, and they played on TOTP twice (according to NationMaster). I think he must have been on the other performance, as I'm certain that's not him.

Bugger!
Bugger indeed! sad

Ah well, might have to keep an eye out on YouTube for the other TOTP clip, and when I do, I'll post the link (if I'm not beaten to it). smile

I still think the drummer has a cool way of drumming regardless of who he is wink cool . I might have to incorporate it into my own drumming - once I get better. :p

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#9879 - Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:34:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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gotta say - I flicked around on youtube and watched the video for Plastic Age.. I had totally forgotten what a great track it is - not just pop, but big elements of rock in there imho!

Also, the lyrics seem strangely prophetic nearly three decades later..

Plus - their first album was one of the first I ever bought...!!

O' for those days of not having a car in the world!

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#9880 - Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:42:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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I have The Plastic Age song on a CD compilation and I agree, it is a great track. laugh

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#9881 - Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:06:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Am I dreaming that I once saw Warren playing drums behind Kim Wilde, a TV-show or something?

//Björn

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#9882 - Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:19:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Nope, you're not dreaming, it actually did happen smile :

http://www.Ultravox.org.uk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=000031

Cheers laugh

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#9883 - Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:57:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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I think the drummer in the video is Richard James Burgess. He played the drums on Buggles' The Age Of Plastic.

Richard also contributed to Visage's debut album playing electronic drums (Simmons) and Fairlight CMI.

Micke

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#9884 - Sat, 27 Sep 2008 02:22:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Richard James Burgess was also part of "Landscape" and produced Spandau Ballet's second album "Diamond" (at least he produced "Paint Me Down")

H

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#9885 - Sat, 27 Sep 2008 03:55:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Burgess produced Spandau Ballet's first album as well. He's also the co-designer of the Simmons SDS-V together with Dave Simmons.

He used the prototype on Landscape's album "From The Tea-Rooms Of Mars..." (rec. in the summer 1980) and that was the first recorded instance of SDS-V.
It was driven using the multiplex outputs on the MC-8 Microcomposer.

The first time the SDS-V was recorded by a real drummer was on Chant #1 which Burgess produced.

Micke

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#9886 - Sat, 27 Sep 2008 05:24:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Brilliant!

Never knew that

Many Thanks

Any idea what he's up to these days?

In fact there are a few producers who were well known that you don't hear of these days
Tony Mansfield (ex New Musik)
Colin Thurston (Duran Duran producer)
Swain and Jolley

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#9887 - Sat, 27 Sep 2008 05:45:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Also not around of late....... Martin Rushent Again from mostly the '80s, or at the least an house hold name by then.

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#9888 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:39:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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I'd heard Martin Rushent is now the 'late ' Martin Rushent.... .

Not sure about the source or validity on this though..

H

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#9889 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 04:41:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Yes i heard that too a while back, but could not find anything about it. Hes myspace page is still used, but it could be a colleague.

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#9890 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 05:17:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Brilliant!

Never knew that

Many Thanks

Any idea what he's up to these days?

In fact there are a few producers who were well known that you don't hear of these days
Tony Mansfield (ex New Musik)
Colin Thurston (Duran Duran producer)
Swain and Jolley
You're welcome

I've no idea what he's doing these days. Anyhow, I've had a long (email) conversation with him recently about what synths/gear he used back in the day (eg with Spandau Ballet, Landscape, Visage, Shock, Colonel Abrams etc).

Yeah, Tony Mansfield was a very good producer too, I like New Musik's stuff a lot.

Micke

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#9891 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 06:58:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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the only thing that spoils it is the inclusion of Lisa Stansfield.
If nothing else, she has a great voice.

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#9892 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 08:20:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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If nothing else, she has a great voice.
A great voice is fine, but it needs the material to back it up and most of hers is crap.

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#9893 - Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:05:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Originally posted by Micke:

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I think the drummer in the video is Richard James Burgess. He played the drums on Buggles' The Age Of Plastic.
Cool! Cheers for the info. laugh


I once heard that Richard James Burgess was Rusty Egan's drum teacher. I'm not sure about this claim so can anyone confirm this? confused

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#9894 - Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:27:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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I believe you are correct. Richard and Rusty then worked together producing the band Shock and co-wrote and performed on the track R.E.R.B (ie Rusty Egan Richard Burgess)which was the b-side of their first single Angel Face.

Richard and Rusty often meet up to discuss music amongst other things.

Chris wink

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#9895 - Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:39:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Very interesting. smile


Cheers for your reply Chris. laugh

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#9896 - Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:07:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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The DVD of this night is superb, the only thing that spoils it is the inclusion of Lisa Stansfield.
what's the DVD, will you give more details, Si ??

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#9897 - Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:03:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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I read an interview with Martin Rushent in Sound On Sound late last year so he was still alive then! He did sort-of retire from music as his health was pretty bad apparently.

Yeah, Burgess was quite a force; being a founder member of Landscape, producing the first two Spandau albums, helping aforementioned Mr Rushent with work on the first Visage album etc. He was one of the first in the country to know how a Fairlight worked (there's quite a lot of Fairlight on the Visage album) and was generally at the centre of things in the early 80s.

Speaking of which, what's Rusty Egan up to?

Ps I reckon that TOTP clip does feature Burgess on drums even though there's not really a clear shot of him. How bored do those backing vocalists look?!

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#9898 - Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:16:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Tony Mansfield. I'd like to know what he's up to as well. I loved his production style and musicality.

The studio where New Musik recorded most of their stuff is now a baker's shop on Mitcham Road, Tooting! There should be a blue plaque up outside...

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#9899 - Sun, 05 Apr 2009 09:30:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Hmm... the only thing is, that's not Warren on drums. Video Killed the Radio Star was in the charts for some weeks, and they played on TOTP twice (according to NationMaster ). I think he must have been on the other performance, as I'm certain that's not him.

Bugger!
Cerise is absolutely right. Be advised, she usually is!

That's not me playing (it may in fact be Richard Burgess, you don't really get a good look at him, but I think it is). That is NOT the TOTP appearance I made with them.

Also, the blonde backing vocalist (black jacket, red top) is not Debbi Doss, the session singer who along with Linda Jardin (white top) sang on the record and appeared on TOTP with us. If the correct clip is ever found and posted, you'll know it's the one because Linda and Debbi were wearing these sort of Ziggy-ish sparkly "space suit" things.

For that matter, where is Hans? It is ever so vaguely possible it's Hans on guitar, but even I can't recognise him from the brief shots of him in this clip.

Warren

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#9900 - Sun, 05 Apr 2009 15:58:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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That's not me playing (it may in fact be Richard Burgess, you don't really get a good look at him, but I think it is). That is NOT the TOTP appearance I made with them.


Warren
Sorry Warren, mea culpa... frown

...Oh, and welcome back. cool

Cheers

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#9901 - Sun, 05 Apr 2009 17:31:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Yes, great to see you on here Warren. I hope all's going well with the preparations for the tour. Roll on Manchester on the 14th !!

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#9902 - Sun, 05 Apr 2009 18:11:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Warren:

I hope you don't mind me asking but did Linda Jardin have something to do with the Helden project?

I apologise if this question has been asked before...

Antoinette

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#9903 - Mon, 06 Apr 2009 14:57:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Yes, she did. smile

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#9904 - Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:52:00 Re: Video Killed The Radio Star!
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Thanks Cerise. laugh

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