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  • 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)
  • singer
  • As lead singer and frontman, Derek Shulman took on the 'Simon Dupree' pseudonym while Phil played saxophone and trumpet, and youngest brother Ray played guitar and violin. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • progressive
  • Originally coming to prominence in the late-1970s and early-1980s as a member of new wave pioneers Japan (and their brief 1989-1991 reincarnation as Rain Tree Crow), more recently he is known as the keyboard player in the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, which he joined in 1993. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lord also stated that he was heavily influenced by the organ-based progressive rock played by Vanilla Fudge after seeing that band perform in Great Britain in 1967, and earlier by the personal direction he received from British organ pioneer Graham Bond . (wikipedia.org)
  • Lord also stated that he was heavily influenced by the organ-based progressive rock played by Vanilla Fudge after seeing that band perform in the UK in 1967. (geni.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)