*Originally released March 24th 2016*
This week on the show Steve and Doug go back to the 70's and 80's for the British group Ultravox. The group is particularly noteworthy for being an interesting case study showing the transition from punk to new wave. And they just happen to be awesome. The guys also gab on about the ticket scalping, when you're too edgy for glam rock, and the nuclear apocalypse.
Six Degrees From King Crimson:
Ultravox -> Brian Eno -> Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew -> King Crimson
Ultravox -> Steve Lillywhite -> Peter Gabriel -> Tony Levin -> King Crimson
Ultravox -> Steve Lillywhite -> Talking Heads -> Adrian Belew -> King Crimson
Ultravox -> Conny Plank -> Brian Eno (but including Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera, Phil Collins, and Rhett Davies through "Before And After Science") -> King Crimson
Music featured this week:
Distant Smile - Ha!-Ha!-Ha!
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Lament
Vienna - Vienna
Majestic - Ingenuity
8:13 - Doug has a voice for radio, Steve has a face for radio
20:30 - Doug is referring to "Sat'day Night in The City of The Dead"
21:43 - Steve was thinking of André Rieu
43:20 - A little basic, but the song is pretty rad. Here is "The Voice" from Rage in Eden. Also, quick correction: this isn't the official video for the song, but rather a clip produced for a German TV show called "Bananas"
44:00 - Okay! Here's the list: Lionel Richie's "Dancing On The Ceiling", *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye", Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity" and the hallway sequence for Inception
56:20 - Ultravox' performance of "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" for Live Aid in 1985
1:05:24 - You can listen to us give Christian rock a thorough shake in this episode, N Is For Newsboys
1:09:46 - All hail Beano! Check out this live performance of "Ideals" from Ingenuity on some British show called L!ve TV in 1995
17:32 - It has now been seven years, so I don't think there'll be a new Ultravox album
Dangerous Rhythm - Ultravox!
Western Promise - Vienna
The Voice - Rage In Eden
Rockwrok - Ha!-Ha!-Ha!
Passing Strangers - Vienna
White China - Lament
Dreams? - Rare, Vol. 2
Ultravox's Official Website
Ultravox's YouTube Channel
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