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An Interview with Midge Ure

This story was first published in Medium.

A ‘Fragile’ Return for Midge Ure
by David Chiu

It is really hard to imagine that British singer/songwriter Midge Ure had seriously considered giving up on music. 2,074 more words


Musique 365: Day 339: Vienna - Ultravox

My first brush with Midge and the boys came in 1983 when a friend lent me ‘Quartet’. I went out and bought a double-play cassette of ‘Vienna’ backed with ‘Rage in Eden’, which was recorded on tape so thin it was hardly there. 92 more words

Ultravox - All Stood Still Live 1983

Where it all began, kind of. It was actually Sheffield City Hall 1982. This track almost literally blew my head off, the guitar notes had me in pain. 13 more words

Music Performances

Being a Teenager in the 80s and why I fear Sheffield

I was asked to post my favourite 5 songs and why they mean so much to me.

I don’t think I could cut it down to 5, so I will do some posts about songs that mean something to me. 640 more words


Ultravox Whitley Bay Ice Rink 4th Nov 1986

Ultravox Whitley Bay Ice Rink 4th Nov 1986
The U-Vox tour
The tour was sponsored by Harp lager and support came from Zerra One.
U-Vox was Ultravox’s eight studio album and continued the movement to a straight rock and pop sound. 331 more words


Song of the day: 30 November 2014

Before we’ll dive into the past year and the music that belongs to that year, a classic which probably is underrated a lot. It’s the song that never got to number 1, because of John Lennon and Joe Dolce. 71 more words

Song Of The Day