Post a Comment. During the mid 80s U. The band was the brainchild of ex-Generation X bassist Tony James. He started brainstorming with publicist Magenta Devine, sparking the right idea, devising a concept around that idea, and fleshing out that concept into a band.
Along the way Tony James made several aborted attempts to modify pre-existing vehicles, played with various and sundry artists such as Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, and did some production work for the Sex Gang Children among others. First on board was guitarist Neal X Whitmorewho James discovered through an advertisement in Melody Maker magazine.
Eldritch declined but he and James remained friends over the next decade, and would later collaborate when James joined the Sisters Of Mercy for a short stint during Enter Martin Degville, self appointed freak and weirdo, the perfect front man for any prospective pop agitators. Still this trio who aspired to become pop-rock revolutionaries had no name, a potential drawback to creating a profile. Their underlying ethos Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dress For Excess to be at the cutting edge of everything before it happened.
The then trio played their first official gig during Eszaid - Geometry of Disorder, with a marathon set of three songs. Via Mick Jones, the newly dubbed Sigue Sigue Sputnik gained access to a new Pro1 synthesizer, immediately opening up seemingly endless possibilities in the sound the were developing. Mick Jones then gifted Tony James a guitar capable of producing a synthesized bass sound. Originally James had only intended for the video montage to play as a visual background, but by chance during the dubbing process he hit upon the idea of using some of the sound bytes from the film and television clips.
Tony James felt that it was the audio-visual package that would sell Sigue Sigue Sputnik to the record companies, so it was a Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dress For Excess video tape that he presented to the label suits. It was eventually EMI that decided to take a punt on this virtual pop-rock sideshow. Soon Sigue Sigue Sputnik would take their outrageous sideshow to the world.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik were self declared darlings of the media, and for a Andante - Allegro Ma Non Troppo - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Celebrate The Zinman Years the media themselves Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dress For Excess it.
In keeping with their self proclaimed cynicism of the music business, whilst paradoxically selling Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dress For Excess flagrantly to it all part of the inside jokeSigue Sigue Sputnik auctioned off advertising space between album tracks.
Like so many who initially use the insatiable appetite of the media to their advantage, Sigue Sigue Sputnik to a degree became a victim of their own grand plan. Posted by A. Labels: Sigue Sigue Sputnik. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. All Music - All Blogs. Comments Atom. Who Be Me? View my complete profile.
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