• 1978
  • In 1977 the band was signed to the Hansa/Ariola label and began work on a debut album, which received particular criticism from the UK music press on its release in 1978. (wikipedia.org)
  • In April 1978 the band relocated to the Netherlands, recording the EP Maximum Penalty in early 1979, which featured guest appearances by ex-Henry Cow members Fred Frith (guitar, violin), Tim Hodgkinson (keyboards, alto saxophone, clarinet), Chris Cutler (piano scrapes and general burning ideas), and Aksak Maboul founder Marc Hollander (bass clarinet). (wikipedia.org)
  • 1982
  • They were one of the most successful chart bands in Europe and Asia in 1982 despite the increasingly experimental nature of their music. (wikipedia.org)
  • The band split up in December 1982 at the height of their popularity after a world tour that year. (wikipedia.org)
  • After leaving the Black Sheep in 1982, Leigh formed several bands which owed more to world music than any of his previous work, the most long-standing being Random Bob, featuring Colin McClure, Henk Weltevreden, and percussionist Asad Oberoi, later replaced by drummer/percussionist Coen Aalberts. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1969
  • In 1969 he joined Gerry Fitzgerald's band Mouseproof, which introduced Leigh to the budding Canterbury scene and musicians like Daevid Allen, Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt. (wikipedia.org)
  • drums
  • Red Balune grew over the next few years and attracted a number of musicians, including Colin McClure (bass), Robin Musgrove (drums), Henk Weltevreden (keyboards), Aloijsius van Saus (industrial sounds and performance), and Anne-Marie Roeloffs (trombone). (wikipedia.org)
  • But, like most Zeuhl music, the bass and drums play a very dominant role. (progarchives.com)
  • initially
  • Although initially perceived as a "hyped" band, Japan went on to record five studio albums culminating in the groundbreaking Tin Drum which stayed in the UK Albums Chart for a year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ray Shulman on the musical upbringing of the Shulman brothers By 1966, the Shulmans' band - initially called The Howling Wolves, then The Road Runners - had taken on the name of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and was pursuing more of a soul/pop direction. (wikipedia.org)
  • album
  • The next work by Jansen, Barbieri and Karn was as the rhythm section for British art-pop band No-Man, who recruited them for a 1992 UK tour and for recordings which later appeared on the Loveblows & Lovecries album and on the "Painting Paradise" and "Sweetheart Raw" EPs (one of these EP pieces, the 20-plus-minute "Heaven Taste", later appeared on the album of the same name). (wikipedia.org)
  • The band transitioned somewhat away from metal with their last album, The Incident, with leader Steven Wilson expressing a desire to enter a different genre. (wikipedia.org)
  • Leigh accepted Henry Cow's invitation to join the band in 1972, and he played on their first album Legend (1973). (wikipedia.org)
  • New album from AJJ, the Phoenix, AZ band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad. (booboorecords.com)
  • After starting his musical career back in 1968, the Nigerian artist, drummer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Steve Black released his fantastic and unique Afro-funk album Village Boogie in 1979. (booboorecords.com)
  • release
  • By then Leigh was spending more time in Brussels, playing with experimental bands Aksak Maboul and Univers Zéro, and after the release of his solo EP Chemical Bank in 1979, played solo performances for almost eighteen months, mainly in Belgium and France. (wikipedia.org)
  • name
  • During this period Barbieri also made two other collaborative albums, one with his wife Suzanne J. Barbieri under the name Indigo Falls (1996), and one with Tim Bowness from the band No-Man titled Flame (1994). (wikipedia.org)
  • This compounded their identity crisis as the single was subsequently caught up in a rumour that The Moles were, in fact, The Beatles recording under a different name and with Ringo Starr as lead singer. (wikipedia.org)
  • soul
  • Geoff Leigh's first gigs were with soul music bands in Manchester in 1965, (the beginnings of the now infamous Northern Soul Scene), in clubs like the Twisted Wheel. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • He was a member of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow and founded several bands himself, including Red Balune, Random Bob, Black Sheep, Mirage, and Ex-Wise Heads. (wikipedia.org)
  • record
  • The rumour was eventually debunked by Pink Floyd leader Syd Barrett, who outed Simon Dupree and the Big Sound as the band behind the record. (wikipedia.org)