Bill Nelson (musician)
Bill Nelson is an English singer, songwriter, painter, video artist and experimental musician. He rose to prominence as the chief songwriter and guitarist of the rock group Be-Bop Deluxe, which he formed in 1972. Nelson has been described as "one of the most underrated guitarists of the seventies art rock movement". In 2015, he was recognised with the Visionary award at the Progressive Music Awards. Nelson was born Wakefield to Jean and Walter Nelson, his father was an alto saxophone player. His mother, was a member of a dance troupe when younger. Nelson attended local schools in the Wakefield area and in the 1960s went to Wakefield College of Art. Nelson's younger brother, collaborated on the Be-Bop Deluxe song "Ships in the Night" and formed the band Fiat Lux. Nelson has three children and Elle and Elliot, both born with Bill’s second wife, Jan. Elle and Elliot played in their own band, Honeytone Cody, between the late 1990s and 2014; some time around April 1995 Nelson married Emiko, married to Yellow Magic Orchestra drummer Yukihiro Takahashi.
Nelson was educated at the Wakefield College of Art, where he developed an interest in the work of poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. At this time, he was developing as a musician, drawing upon Duane Eddy as a primary guitar influence, his first record was a brief contribution on the album A-Austr: Musics from Holyground, with Brian Calvert, Chris Coombs, Ted Hepworth, Mike Levon and Brian Wilson. Levon recorded and produced the album which appeared on Levon's own Holyground Records label in 1970. After that, Nelson appeared in a much more substantial role with Lightyears Away on Astral Navigations released in 1971. On one track, "Yesterday", written by Coombs, Levon recorded Nelson's lead guitars in an acid rock style, supporting Coombs' stylophone riff; this track gave Nelson his first airplay by John Peel on his national BBC Radio 1 programme in the United Kingdom. Nelson's Holyground recordings were released in February 2001 as Electrotype; the same year, Nelson's debut solo album Northern Dream, released on his own independent Smile label, drew further attention from Peel which led to Nelson's band Be-Bop Deluxe signing to EMI's Harvest Records subsidiary and releasing Axe Victim in 1974.
Nelson replaced the original band members for Futurama in 1975. The lineup of Bill Nelson, Andrew Clark, Charlie Tumahai and Simon Fox recorded Sunburst Finish and Modern Music in 1976, the live album Live! In The Air Age in 1977 and their final studio album Drastic Plastic in 1978. However, Nelson found the structure of a permanent band constricting. An instrumental on Drastic Plastic performed by Nelson and Clark anticipated Nelson's solo ambient work. Other tracks on that album required Fox record drum parts for use as repeating loop backing tracks in the studio.. This sowed the seeds for experimentation by Nelson. 1983's Invisibility Exhibition tour would see Bill Nelson and Ian Nelson improvise to the former's self-produced backing audio tracks, an approach Nelson would repeat for many solo live performances throughout his career. Playing guitar over pre-recorded backing tracks would bear further fruit in studio recordings, notably the Painting With Guitars series and And We Fell Into A Dream.
In Autumn 1978, Nelson halted the Be-Bop Deluxe project, removed Tumahai and Fox from his immediate working band and replaced the name with the moniker Red Noise. Harvest, who had insisted on naming it "Bill Nelson's Red Noise", refused to release the second Red Noise album Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam, recorded by Nelson with contributions on sax from his brother Ian rather than the more-obviously marketable five-piece band Harvest's execs had understandably expected, it remained unreleased in record company limbo. Meanwhile, with his producer from Harvest John Leckie, Nelson did some production work for the band Skids, whose guitarist Stuart Adamson was an admirer of Nelson's musicianship. Fruitful friendships followed. Vocalist Richard Jobson would appear as a support act reading poetry on the Invisibility Exhibition tour. After Adamson's untimely death in 2001, Nelson composed a piece in memory of his departed friend, called "For Stuart", which appeared on 2003's The Romance of Sustain Volume One: Painting With Guitars and on 2011's live at Metropolis Studios DVD.
Nelson's manager Mark Rye negotiated with Harvest to buy back some of the unreleased songs for Nelson to release under his own name on his own label, Cocteau Records, which Nelson and Rye had set up. In July 1980, Nelson was able to release the single "Do You Dream in Colour?", which after airplay on BBC Radio 1 reached No. 52 in the UK Singles Chart. This debut release on the label persuaded Phonogram to acquire the remaining tracks for Cocteau in order to release Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam as a Bill Nelson album on their subsidiary label Mercury Records in 1981; the release contained bonus disc Sounding The Ritual Echo featuring experimental, ambient instrumentals which Nelson ha
Tilllate M8, is a dance music, club culture and lifestyle magazine. Printed, it is now an online magazine with the option to print, it was established in Scotland in 1988. Its demographic is 18- to 25-year-olds, it includes fashion stories and artist interviews, club or technology reviews, coverage of current and predicted trends; the magazine has hosted parties in locations such as Miami, New York City, Singapore, Sydney and Dubai. It has relationships with brands and clubs worldwide, many of its staff are established club DJs. Known as M8 Magazine, the magazine acquired the social networking site tilllate.com and so the magazine was rebranded tilllate in August 2009. M8 magazine was founded by David Faulds in September 1988; as publisher, Faulds appointed numerous successful editors including Mickey McMonagle, now Features Editor at Sunday Mail, Lesley Wright who edited DJ Mag and Iain Thomson who now runs Essential Ibiza. In January 2011 Tilllate became a global monthly magazine available as an interactive magazine at www.tillllatemagazine.com and via a print to order service through www.magcloud.com - this allows for readers across the Tilllate global network to purchase the magazine.
In June 2011 Tilllate launched a USA edition, now edited by Wilf Ligbott. Official website
Sound recording and reproduction
Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog digital recording. Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that senses changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and records them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record. In magnetic tape recording, the sound waves vibrate the microphone diaphragm and are converted into a varying electric current, converted to a varying magnetic field by an electromagnet, which makes a representation of the sound as magnetized areas on a plastic tape with a magnetic coating on it. Analog sound reproduction is the reverse process, with a bigger loudspeaker diaphragm causing changes to atmospheric pressure to form acoustic sound waves. Digital recording and reproduction converts the analog sound signal picked up by the microphone to a digital form by the process of sampling.
This lets the audio data be transmitted by a wider variety of media. Digital recording stores audio as a series of binary numbers representing samples of the amplitude of the audio signal at equal time intervals, at a sample rate high enough to convey all sounds capable of being heard. A digital audio signal must be reconverted to analog form during playback before it is amplified and connected to a loudspeaker to produce sound. Prior to the development of sound recording, there were mechanical systems, such as wind-up music boxes and player pianos, for encoding and reproducing instrumental music. Long before sound was first recorded, music was recorded—first by written music notation also by mechanical devices. Automatic music reproduction traces back as far as the 9th century, when the Banū Mūsā brothers invented the earliest known mechanical musical instrument, in this case, a hydropowered organ that played interchangeable cylinders. According to Charles B. Fowler, this "...cylinder with raised pins on the surface remained the basic device to produce and reproduce music mechanically until the second half of the nineteenth century."
The Banū Mūsā brothers invented an automatic flute player, which appears to have been the first programmable machine. Carvings in the Rosslyn Chapel from the 1560s may represent an early attempt to record the Chladni patterns produced by sound in stone representations, although this theory has not been conclusively proved. In the 14th century, a mechanical bell-ringer controlled by a rotating cylinder was introduced in Flanders. Similar designs appeared in barrel organs, musical clocks, barrel pianos, music boxes. A music box is an automatic musical instrument that produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder or disc so as to pluck the tuned teeth of a steel comb; the fairground organ, developed in 1892, used a system of accordion-folded punched cardboard books. The player piano, first demonstrated in 1876, used a punched paper scroll that could store a long piece of music; the most sophisticated of the piano rolls were hand-played, meaning that the roll represented the actual performance of an individual, not just a transcription of the sheet music.
This technology to record a live performance onto a piano roll was not developed until 1904. Piano rolls were in continuous mass production from 1896 to 2008. A 1908 U. S. Supreme Court copyright case noted that, in 1902 alone, there were between 70,000 and 75,000 player pianos manufactured, between 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 piano rolls produced; the first device that could record actual sounds as they passed through the air was the phonautograph, patented in 1857 by Parisian inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. The earliest known recordings of the human voice are phonautograph recordings, called phonautograms, made in 1857, they consist of sheets of paper with sound-wave-modulated white lines created by a vibrating stylus that cut through a coating of soot as the paper was passed under it. An 1860 phonautogram of Au Clair de la Lune, a French folk song, was played back as sound for the first time in 2008 by scanning it and using software to convert the undulating line, which graphically encoded the sound, into a corresponding digital audio file.
On April 30, 1877, French poet, humorous writer and inventor Charles Cros submitted a sealed envelope containing a letter to the Academy of Sciences in Paris explaining his proposed method, called the paleophone. Though no trace of a working paleophone was found, Cros is remembered as the earliest inventor of a sound recording and reproduction machine; the first practical sound recording and reproduction device was the mechanical phonograph cylinder, invented by Thomas Edison in 1877 and patented in 1878. The invention soon spread across the globe and over the next two decades the commercial recording and sale of sound recordings became a growing new international industry, with the most popular titles selling millions of units by the early 1900s; the development of mass-production techniques enabled cylinder recordings to become a major new consumer item in industrial countries and the cylinder was the main consumer format from the late 1880s until around 1910. The next major technical development was the invention of the gramophone record credited to Emile Berliner and patented in 1887, though others had demonstrated simi
The Tube (TV series)
The Tube was a United Kingdom music television programme, which ran for five series, from 5 November 1982 to 26 April 1987. It was produced by Tyne Tees Television for Channel 4, which had produced the similar music show Alright Now and the music-oriented youth show Check it Out for ITV; the Tube was presented live by hosts including Jools Holland, Paula Yates, Leslie Ash, Muriel Gray, Gary James, Michel Cremona, Felix Howard, Tony Fletcher, Nick Laird-Clowes and Mike Everitt. The brand name was relaunched by Channel 4 as an online radio station in November 2006; the show was directed by Gavin Taylor. Many other specials were made, including one for the eve of the millennium; the Tube was a showcase for many emerging 1980s bands. The Tube was an important outlet for the performers. For The Proclaimers, performing "Letter from America" on The Tube was instrumental in helping the Scottish duo to their first top ten UK hit. In addition to being the launchpad for new and upcoming performers, The Tube became known for its high-profile music performance'scoops' from established world class bands such as U2 live at Red Rocks, Robert Plant, Bo Diddley and ZZ Top.
The show was fortunate to persuade Ringo Starr to give one of the first post-Beatles interviews in an extended article on his work with Marc Bolan and T. Rex, filmed at his house, Tittenhurst Park, it was during the 50th show in November 1984 that Bob Geldof ran into Midge Ure and suggested the idea of a fund-raising single for the Christmas market to help the Ethiopian famine, the project that would become Band Aid and Live Aid. The Jam performed on the first edition of the show in 1982, it was their last live TV appearance together before they split up at the end of the year; the cornerstone of the shows was four bands each week. In an era where most music TV shows featured non-stop miming, the live sets by the guest artists were innovative; the programme would start with a 45-minute magazine section consisting of interviews, fashion items and comedy appearances by a wide range of alternative artistes such as Frank Sidebottom, Vic Reeves, Foffo Spearjig and French & Saunders. During this section Yates would become known for conducting rather flirtatious interviews: in 1985, for example, she prompted Sting to remove his trousers.
The main presenters were supported, for the first two series, by five newcomers who were picked following a nationally advertised competition: these were Muriel Gray, Gary James, Nick Laird-Clowes, Michel Cremona and Mike Everitt. The supporting presenters took; the show featured four or five band appearances per week, with one main extended session to close. The format of the show was extended following Series 1 with a number of special events - most notably A Midsummer Night's Tube, a 5-hour version broadcast live from the Tyne Tees studios, the pub across the road from the studios and The Hoppings annual fair in Newcastle; this ground breaking broadcast was, at the time, the longest continuous live music show in television history and received much critical and technical acclaim. Studio 5 was used to produce a spin-off show called TX45; this show ran for two series hosted by Chris Cowey and produced by Jeff Brown and featured local bands such as The Kane Gang, Caught in the Act, Secret Sam and President.
The programme's theme music, the instrumental "TX45", was by Sophie and Peter Johnston, based on the song of theirs, "Some Sunny Day". A video clip of them performing it is available. Many stars drank in the neighbouring pub The Egypt Cottage. Jools Holland said "A legendary amount of things happened in the Egypt Cottage, the Rose and Crown when it was on the other side of the road. Everyone – the likes of Miles Davis, Paul McCartney – who came up for The Tube will have sat in that pub." The pub was demolished in 2009. Between 1986 -- 87, the series had a summer replacement named Wired. In January 1987, during the fifth series, Jools Holland used the phrase "be there or be ungroovy fuckers" during a live trailer for the show; the incident caused a national scandal, as the trailer was transmitted at a peak children's viewing time and the show was taken off air for three weeks as a result. Holland was reprimanded by Channel 4, as this was not the first time he had accidentally sworn on the live show.
The show's producer, Malcolm Gerrie, Tyne Tees' Director of Programmes, Andrea Wonfor, announced their resignations in March. They cited as reasons for doing so a mixture of internal bickering, political pressure and "stifling bureaucracy and heavy-handed moralism". A further series was never commissioned. In truth, the viewing figures for the series had dropped and the original format had been watered down; some people close to the show had said that Holland's swearing was seen as a convenient way of ending the show. The presenters' live interviews and filmed magazine items were nervously watched by the show's producers and editors as well as Channel 4 executives when certain pop stars and celebrities not known for their shy and retiring nature were being featured, it was this that gave the show the curious feeling of'anything might happen' that made it the success it was. For Holland, Yate
Street Cred Magazine
Street Cred Magazine is a multi-cultural urban entertainment and lifestyle magazine based in England's second largest city, Birmingham. It was founded in 1997 by Mark Dwayne, who at the time was a young singer/songwriter looking to promote himself in the UK, he took the idea of promoting himself using print marketing to a higher level by introducing a product that helped to market local talent. The magazine grew from a one-page supplement in the Community Enterprise Newspaper to a 100-page glossy title within a few years, its demographic targets 16- to 30-year-olds interested in the music and entertainment lifestyle. Now running for 14 years, it has over 400,000 monthly readers in the UK and is available free of charge to a worldwide audience online at streetcredmagazine.com. Street Cred sections of content include Celebrity Interviews, music reviews, live events, feature articles, sports and self-help topics. Street Cred Magazine has spawned other types of media and entertainment events, the first of, a radio program called "Street Cred Live" that began in December 2007 and aired seven days a week on ASTON FM 89.1.
It was based on the Aston Villa football ground in the West Midlands. The station reaches 140,000 listeners a day. In February 2008, "Funkalicious" a monthly club event was launched, held on the last Friday of every month. In 2008 the magazine founded its own record label "Street Cred Records" accompanied by artist management and booking support. In 1998 Street Cred Magazine won an EMMA Humanitarian Award in the category of "Best Media Newcomer" at the Dorchester Hotel in London’s West End. In the company of the likes of novelist and former MP Lord Jeffrey Archer, Darcus Howe of Channel 4’s Devil’s Advocate and Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, Street Cred Co-ordinator, Mark Dwayne received the crystal cut glass trophy as the best media newcomer in its field in Britain. Street Cred Magazine official website EMMA awards official site ASTON FM 89.1 official site
For the district in the Bahamas, see Rock Sound, Bahamas. Rock Sound is a British magazine; the magazine aims at being more "underground" and less commercial, while giving coverage to more well-known acts. It focuses on pop punk, post-hardcore, punk, hardcore, heavy metal and extreme metal genres of rock music covering indie rock music at all; the tag-line "For those who like their music loud and non-conformist" is sometimes used. Although aimed at the British market, the magazine is sold in Australia and the United States; the British edition of Rock Sound was launched in March 1999 by the French publisher Editions Freeway. The magazine was bought out by its director, Patrick Napier, in December 2004; the magazines offices are in London. Separate titles with the same name have been published under the same umbrella company in France since 1993, in Spain since 1998; the magazine is known for including a free CD in most issues, which has tracks from bands' new albums that have not been released as singles.
These are now called'100% Volume' or'The Volumes', but in the past compilations were called'Music With Attitude','Bugging Your Ears!','Sound Check' and'Punk Rawk Explosion'. Buyer reaction has been negative when there has been talk of turning the CD compilation into a digital compilation. Sometimes whole albums are included with the magazine from bands wanting to gain exposure, including Futures' debut album The Holiday in March 2010, Burn The Fleet's debut album The Modern Shape in May 2012; the first issue was published in April 1999. Issue 2 featured British band Reef on the front cover, issues 3 and 8 featured Terrorvision and Foo Fighters respectively. In July 2011 a host of "Through The Years" articles were written to celebrate the 150th issue of the magazine. 2017 witnessed the first annual Rock Sound Awards where £1 from every magazine bundle sold was donated to the One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. The magazine had a circulation figure of 15,005 from January to December 2010 auditored by ABC.
This includes 10,162 sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 4,843 from Other Countries. The same auditing body said the magazine had a lower circulation figure of 14,227 from January to December 2011, with sales of 10,053 from the United Kingdom and Ireland, 4,174 from Other Countries; the majority of sales come with some coming from subscriptions. The main rival to the magazine in Britain is Kerrang! because of the similar types of music both magazines cover. However, Kerrang! is released weekly and does not provide as much coverage to more alternative bands, to new and upcoming bands, nor to the British rock scene. At the end of every year the magazine lists their favourite 75 albums released in the previous twelve months. 1999 - Filter - Title of Record 2000 - A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms 2001 - System of a Down - Toxicity 2002 - Isis - Oceanic 2003 - Hell Is for Heroes - The Neon Handshake 2004 - Isis - Panopticon 2005 - Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness 2006 - The Bronx - The Bronx 2007 - Biffy Clyro - Puzzle 2008 - Genghis Tron - Board Up the House 2009 - Mastodon - Crack the Skye 2010 - Bring Me the Horizon - There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It.
There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret 2011 - Mastodon - The Hunter 2012 - The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past 2013 - letlive - The Blackest Beautiful 2014 - Lower Than Atlantis - Lower Than Atlantis 2015 - Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit 2016 - Panic! at the Disco - Death of a Bachelor 2017 - All Time Low - Last Young Renegade 2018 - Twenty One Pilots - Trench Occasionally Rock Sound adds a new album to its Hall of Fame. The main criteria is thought to be influence - within a particular genre - and for that reason many of the albums have been commercially successful as well as critically successful because they have gone on to influence large numbers of bands or the music scene, thus this differs from the Yearly Top Albums lists. In each article there is an interview with band members, a commentary on the album's release, a look at its initial success, reaction from other musicians as well. In some of the newer issues this section had been renamed to "Throwback". Kerrang NME Metal Hammer Alternative Press Citations Sources Official website
Classic Rock (magazine)
Classic Rock is a British magazine dedicated to rock music, published by Future, who are responsible for its "sister" publications Metal Hammer and Prog magazine. Although focusing on key bands from the 1960s through early 1990s, it includes articles and reviews of contemporary and upcoming artists it deems worthy of note. Despite starting as an on-off project it became one of the UK's best selling music magazines. In September 2010 it published its 150th issue. Former owner TeamRock bought Metal Hammer and Classic Rock from Future in 2013. On 19 December 2016, TeamRock called in the administrators with the loss of 73 jobs, after experiencing financial difficulties, suspended publication of all three titles. On 8 January 2017, Classic Rock, along with sister magazines Metal Hammer and Prog, were bought by previous owners Future Publishing for £800,000, resumed publishing. On 27 March 2018, the family of Future's UK consumer music magazines including Classic Rock re-branded and became covered under the umbrella title of Louder, with loudersound.com serving as the main online portal for the publications.
The magazine focuses on established bands with credentials dating back to the 1960s. Indeed, many of the artists who have appeared on its cover are deceased. Acts to have appeared on the front cover three times or more to date include Queen, Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe. More recent acts to have been on the cover include The Darkness and Velvet Revolver have been on it twice. Despite the dominating nature of acts undeniably falling into the category of classic rock, the magazine includes heavy metal, progressive rock and grunge acts. Classic Rock reviews any release that comes close to being classified as rock, including albums, DVDs, concerts and books, it includes an annual award for best new band. Acts such as Rose Hill Drive, DragonForce, The Trews and The Answer have all been featured. For the 91st issue, the magazine presented'The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever', which were voted for by Classic Rock staff and various people associated with rock music.
The magazine decided to let AC/DC be classed as a British act, although the band was formed in Australia. All of the band's singers and guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young are of UK descent. Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV reached first place; the 100th issue contained all the regular features, but only one article, in which 100 names in rock were asked to write a piece on their nomination for a "rock icon". Contributors included Brian May, Ian Gillan, Gary Moore, Angus Young, Phil Collins, Sebastian Bach, Peter Frampton, Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell, Paul Rodgers, Chad Smith, Jack Black, Zakk Wylde and Matt Bellamy; the 200th issue contained short interviews with 200 different rock artists, including Black Sabbath, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Thijs van Leer of Focus. Classic Rock has published, in conjunction with Metal Hammer, special decade issues featuring 1970s, 1980s, 1990s hard rock and metal bands, throughout 2006. In 2007, three special editions were published with bonus DVDs for £7.50.
These each focussed on one genre of rock music - first blues rock progressive rock, heavy metal. A special 2007 collectors edition bookazine was produced entitled "High Voltage", featuring stories by Mick Wall and photographs by Ross Halfin on Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose. In 2010, Classic Rock partnered with Road Runner Record UK to publish the Classic Rock Presents: Slash. Believed to be the first magazine publisher to top an online album chart, the pioneering “Fan Pack” release gives fans in Europe Slash’s debut solo album, one month before it receives a standard release with a full 132 page magazine about Slash; the partnership marks the first-time a major album has been released with a magazine publisher, ahead of general release. The Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards are an annual awards program established in 2004. Winners of the awards voted on by readers of the magazine. Winners are featured in the magazine. Geoff Barton Mark Blake Malcolm Dome Jon Hotten Mick Wall Official website Archive