Showing posts with label John Foxx. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Foxx. Show all posts

Saturday, 6 February 2010

No-one driving - John Foxx

After John Foxx left his group Ultravox, he embarked on a solo career in 1980. He achieved his first solo success with the single 'Underpass', which he followed up with this single, 'No-one driving'. While 'Underpass' reached number 31 in the UK singles chart, this single reached number 32.

Both tracks were featured on his debut solo album, 'Metamatic'. Foxx played most of the synthesizers and 'rhythm machines', as they were listed on the sleeve.

My collection: 7" single no. 4551
Found: Empire Records, Den Haag, February 4, 2010
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'No-one driving' / 'Glimmer'

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Europe after the rain - John Foxx

John Foxx is the stage name of Dennis Leigh, born in Chorley, Lancashire (England) around 1947. After recording three albums with the band Ultravox (in their pre-Midge Ure periode) in the Seventies and touring America, John announced he would pursue a solo career upon returning to England. His debut solo single 'Underpass' was a modest hit in the UK.

'Europe after the rain', taken from his second solo album 'The garden' was the last single to reach the UK top 40, peaking exactly at number 40. The song was played a lot on local radio in the Netherlands, which is how I found out about it. I'd all but forgotten the song when I bought it in 1998. And it was a big pleasure to rediscover it.

My collection: 7" single no. 2954
Found: Record fair, Leiden, February 7, 1998
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Europe after the rain' / 'This jungle'
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