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Midge Ure @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 23, 2017

Midge Ure, best known as the front man for British band Ultravox and Sir Bob Geldof’s co-conspirator in the African-relief benefit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” made a rare Nashville visit to the City Winery stage. 499 more words

Concert Reviews

833. Rage in Eden

Ultravox started out as sort of glam infused new wavers, but after three cool but not particularly successful albums, their label dumped them, front man… 97 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Throwback Thursday: Ultravox/Lament (1984)

Ultravox is one of those bands that enjoyed chart success all over the world but failed to really break through in the United States. Lament, released in 1984 was a huge success for Ultravox, peaking at #8 in the UK  and #25 in Germany but never made it past #115 in the States. 112 more words

Throwback Thursday

Midge Ure Returns

Oh the ravages of time… over the last several years, I’ve been picking up tickets to concerts by bands from the “New Wave” era as they do the rounds, whether they are out on the road again for the sheer joy of playing live, because they are out promoting new work, or just due to the fact that the rock industry has no retirement plan! 500 more words

Concert Review

Chart Music #2: February 9th 1984 - When You Want To Suck And Chew It

The second edition of the podcast which asks: who would win in a massive cage fight amongst Radio 1 DJs of the 70s and 80s? 250 more words

The Yamaha SG 2000

The SG 2000 was a guitar built by Yamaha Musical Instruments between 1973 and 1988 before being reissued in 2004. The guitar combined a modern feel and sounds with a more traditional look and went on to become the guitar of the British post punk era. 559 more words

Youth

Working Through It: Ultravox - Vienna

I had to start somewhere, so why not here? I rescued this album out of the 2 for $3 bin at a local record shop earlier this year.   181 more words