Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts

Monday, 26 January 2009

Nothing to lose - UK

UK released two singles from their 1979 album 'Danger Money': 'Rendezvous 6:02' and 'Nothing to lose'. Funnily enough, 'Rendezvous' was a only a hit in the Netherlands, whereas 'Nothing to lose' could only reach the UK singles chart. It peaked at number 67 in the Summer of 1979. A live album, 'Night after night', was recorded in Japan in 1979 and released in September. Following a final European tour in December 1979, and in spite of plans to record a new studio album in America in March 1980, UK disbanded.

I bought my copy of 'Nothing to lose' without actually knowing the song. I always liked 'Rendezvous 602' a lot, and so I presumed this single would be similar. It is a very different song, though, but in its own way it is a nice track.

My collection: 7" single no. 2133
Found: Record Palace, July 30, 1994
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Nothing to lose' / 'In the dead of night'
Download: here

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Rendezvous 6:02 - UK

In September 1976, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson and Allan Holdsworth formed the band UK. They released a self-titled debut album in 1978 and went on a lengthy tour of America. Holdsworth and Bruford left the band, claiming musical differences as the reason. Terry Bozzio joined the band, and as a result the band became a trio, playing keyboards, bass and drums, supplemented by the violin played by Jobson. They recorded the album 'Danger Money', which was released in March 1979.

'Rendezvous 6:02' was the first single to be take nfrom that album. It peaked at number 24 in the Dutch Top 40 in the Summer of 1979.

My collection: 7" single no. 1108
Found: All that music, Leiden, November 11, 1989
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Rendezvous 6:02' / 'In the dead of night'
Download: here
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