Showing posts with label Classix Nouveaux. Show all posts
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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Nasty little green men - Classix Nouveaux

The question about life on other planets has been asked on several hit singles, most famously in 'Life on Mars?' by David Bowie. 'Nasty little green men' by Classix Nouveaux is less wellknown, but it's a very funny little track. The band had their first hit in the UK with 'Guilty' in 1981, but this single was released in 1980. It was their second single, after the equally unsuccessful 'Robots dance'.

At the time of release, Classix Nouveaux consisted of Sal Solo, Mik Sweeney, Gary Steadman and B.P. Hurding. The line-up of the band would change almost constantly in the six years Classix Nouveaux existed.

My collection: 7" single no. 4356
Found: Record mania, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Nasty little green men' / 'Test tube babies'

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Is it a dream - Classix Nouveaux

Classix Nouveaux was formed in 1979 by Jak Airport, B.P. Hurding, Mik Sweeney and Sal Solo. Their first live gig took place in August 1979 at Camden Palace. With publicity growing for the band, their dramatic and heavily made up image helped quickly associate them with the New Romantic movement, alongside bands like Japan and Ultravox.

Their debut album 'Night people' came out in 1981. The single 'Guilty' narrowly missed the UK top 40, just like the three subsequent singles. It was 'Is it a dream', taken from their second album 'La Verité' (1982) that finally propelled them to number 11 in the UK chart. It is still their biggest hit and a regular on eighties compilation cd's.

My collection: 7" single no. 2886
Found: London, October 29, 1997
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Is it a dream' / 'Where to go'

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