Island Years and John Foxx

Posted by: Rena

Island Years and John Foxx - Tue, 05 Jul 2005 23:57:00

Well...once more then!

take a look at: www.John.Foxx.de.vu

YouŽll find a forum, a guestbook, infoŽs on John Foxx and the Ultravox! island years. ThereŽs also a gallery, a discography, news... and so on.

Have fun!
BP

Btw: I got all the pictures from the internet as I donŽt have a digicam or a scanner or whatsoever, nor did I visit any concerts to show my own pics. The pictures have no copyright but if you find a picture which is yours: please let me know and within a reasonable time IŽll delete it or put your name under it. IŽll also be happy about some new stuff which youŽd like to see at that page.
Language: german and english!
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Mon, 01 Aug 2005 22:15:00

Spectrum music have an excellent cd compilation of Foxx era Ultravox, at budget price. I guess many of you will already have this stuff, but thought i'd mention it anyway.

Cheers,
Grant
Posted by: JDamsell

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:50:00

standard stuff, yes, but still the only place to find 'Cross Fade' on CD!

JD
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 06 Aug 2005 20:16:00

You've hit on the crux ! I love "Cross Fade". When i was a naive and uneducated 16 year old (when it came out) i used to wonder what the hell it was about. Decided it must be about filming? Amazing track; i also liked "Dislocation" - another experimental b-side.

Grant
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 06 Aug 2005 22:25:00

"Dislocation" is on Systems Of Romance. wink Great song! Definitely one in a style that John Foxx would follow early in his solo career. It also doesn't make it surprising that songs like "He's A Liquid" and "Touch & Go" would have originated during Foxx' time in Ultravox. Although, in a way, I'm glad he took them and recorded them for himself, because I never really liked much how they sounded live with Ultravox in 1979... (Don't hurt me!!) shock

"Cross Fade" took a bit of getting used to, having only somewhat recently heard it. It's still not one of my favourite Ultravox tracks, but it's pretty good. smile

Mrs. X
Posted by: Mr. Weirdo

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 06 Aug 2005 23:45:00

"cross fade" could be about mixin' one source of audio / video material into another one - like deejays nowadays do it , when they use a so-called "crossfader" @ their mixer !!! wink

anyway ... a very "advanced" songtitle back then !!! laugh
Posted by: whirlaway

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Mon, 08 Aug 2005 04:51:00

Hey all!....Whirly here!....
I know I'll be sent to the new "Music Pugatory", but can someone email me ane MP3 of the Tiger Lily song "Monkey Jive"?
It's the only Foxx/Ultravox song I don't have a digital copy of. That would be totally "Surf Cool....man!"
ha ha ha..................ha ha ha

Peace
Love
Heaven

Tony Siqueido
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Mon, 08 Aug 2005 22:31:00

Tara

Sorry - i first had "Dislocation" as b side of "Slow Motion" here in UK. But it is indeed on "S.O.R." ! It has what appears to be a first appearance of the so-called Metal Beat in the style of percussion. Must admit i was greatly taken with the whole weirdness of John Foxx and stuck with him over the years.

Grant
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Mon, 08 Aug 2005 22:50:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Pater Noster:
Tara

Sorry - i first had "Dislocation" as b side of "Slow Motion" here in UK. But it is indeed on "S.O.M." !
"S.O.R." - Systems Of Romance. laugh (I know... Picky, picky, picky!!! biglaugh )
Quote:
It has what appears to be a first appearance of the so-called Metal Beat in the style of percussion. Must admit i was greatly taken with the whole weirdness of John Foxx and stuck with him over the years.

Grant
I worked backwards. Discovered John himself first, then his era in Ultravox(!). I haven't looked back on either since. lurve

Mrs. X
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Mon, 08 Aug 2005 23:08:00

Hehe. Even Foxx obsessives can get it wrong sometimes.... "S.O.R." it is! Anyhow; it's great to see he has so many fans on this website. The man's a genius.

grant
Posted by: whirlaway

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sun, 14 Aug 2005 05:52:00

Hey all,
just wonderin' if anyone can help me find an mp3 of "Monkey Jive". Mine is 2nd generation recording, and I have no record player to record it from my 45

Peace
Love
Heaven

Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 05:04:00

Why don't you ask one of our moderators....Si-W?
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 05:25:00

No, sorry. Don't have that one...
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 05:26:00

Yer snookered then matey!!!
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 06:59:00

I have it. smile

Mrs. X
Posted by: Rena

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 24 Sep 2005 17:18:00

Is anybody aware of the fact that this topic is about fansites and homepages and not about mp3s or whatever?
well anyway iŽve changed some things at my John Foxx site...for those who are interested...
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 24 Sep 2005 18:42:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Black PHOENIX:
Is anybody aware of the fact that this topic is about fansites and homepages and not about mp3s or whatever?
It took a slight left turn about halfway down, but I have to compliment on your site (swiftly getting back on topic...).
Posted by: Chappie

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 24 Sep 2005 20:50:00

Black Phoenix, thanks for sharing the site with us - very informative and well put together. Keep up the good work. Paul. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />
Posted by: Rena

Re: Island Years and John Foxx - Sat, 24 Sep 2005 22:27:00

Thank you very much Paul! IŽm very glad to get some response...