Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Ultravox

Ultravox

FREE!

Ultravox! New Music From A Doll's House

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, March 1977

CONTRARY to what Stranglers' bassist, Jean Jacques Brunel, is reputed to think, Ultravox! are not "a bunch of session musicians put together by Island records." ...

Ultravox

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1981

HEY BUNKY, are ya feelin' low because the whirlwind East Coast tour you were promised turned out to be two weeks at Vinnie's Peppermint Lounge ...

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Ultravox: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, November 1976

MAYBE IT was just the crowd, but nobody seemed able to generate much atmosphere and excitement on this Tuesday night at the Nashville. Support band ...

Other Punk Bands

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion, 1977

"I want more bands like us. I want people to go out and start something, to see us and start something, or else I'm just ...

Ultravox Brave Evil Rumours

Interview by Paul Rambali, NME, August 1977

THE THING about Ultravox is that they're ultra-confident — and cynical observers haven't failed to point out that confidence comes easy when it's backed by ...

Ultravox: Patchy Enough, But Powerful

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, NME, September 1977

ULTRAVOX HAVE come in for their share of criticism since Island Records launched them with a bang eight months ago and amidst the flashing lights ...

Ultravox!: Ha! Ha! Ha!

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, October 1977

FLICKING IDLY through a rack and coming across an album entitled ha! ha! ha!, you'd expect, if not a comic masterpiece, at least a couple ...

Ultravox: Vee Hav Vays Of Makink You Experiment

Report and Interview by Miles, NME, September 1978

Unfortunately, this piece is not about Germans. It's about ULTRAVOX. However, it does take place in Germany. Will that do? ...

Ultravox: Systems Of Romance

Review by Ian Penman, NME, September 1978

The Further Decline And Fall Of The Western World ...

Ultravox

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1978

I HOPE you're sitting comfortably, because this could be quite long... ...

Ultravox

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, January 1979

ZZ: THE MATERIAL on your first album strikes me as not being as unconventional as some of your later stuff, it's pretty straightforward. Does that ...

Ultravox: The Low-Budget Way To See The U.S.A.

Report and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, June 1979

AS RECENTLY AS January, Britain’s Ultravox — purveyors of highly stylized, often outré music alternately reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Brian Eno and Roxy Music — ...

Forever And Ever Ultravox

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, September 1980

WHEN GARY NUMAN was talking to the press every day of the week, unsurely basking in the cold sunshine of a sudden fame, a lot ...

Ultravox: Quartet

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, June 1983

ALL YOU NEED Is Synth. Producer George Martin sez these guys are the most musical band he's worked with since you-know-who. So, what'd you expect ...

Ultravox: Lament

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, April 1984

The Vox Pox ...

One Nation Under a Moog: How Britain Went Synthpop

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, October 2009

As new BBC4 documentary Synth Britannia shows, the synthesizer first dehumanised then re-humanised British pop, fulfilled the DIY promise of punk, and changed how bands ...

see also Rich Kids, The

see also Slik

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE