God with you

Sal Solo - Manitou
Sal Solo – Manitou

This is one of the first recalls of the title from Classix Nouveaux i made in 2013. It is a short piece of sound created on a PC with a so called sequencer software.

God with you

You can hear a very quiet sample from the title “Manitou” in the background of this song, Sals voice saying “god”. This is the first word in the first sentence from the lyric of “Manitou“: “god with you”.


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Broadcast

Classix Nouveaux - broadcast
Classix Nouveaux – broadcast

This is a continuation of the blog entry tv-pop-diaries-uk with a content focus set on the radio broadcast in the early 80th.

1981

Thursday 28 May 1981 – BBC1 radio – Richard Skinner
visits a college or university. This week at Surrey University,
Guildford with special live band Classix Nouveaux

1982

Saturday 30 January 1982 – BBC1 radio – In Concert
Classix Nouveaux and A Flock of Seagulls
See also: gary-steadman
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Similar brands

Classix Nouveaux - the monster
Classix Nouveaux – the monster
The Nouveau Classical project (NCP) is not related to Classix Nouveaux itself and thus noteworthy because of its similar name.

The project seems to be an “intersection of classical music and fashion“.
The New York Times wrote already 2013 on the web site “But the Black Concert that she and Classical Nouveau presented […] was pretty sexy“. Continue reading Similar brands

Guilty – non stop

Sal Solo as C3PO robot
Sal Solo as a Star Wars’ C3PO robot

The film Star Wars was screened in cinemas in 1977 and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

The electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk, released their single “The robots” in 1978 and one year later, in 1979, a band called Tubeway Army with their singer Gary Numan sold a one million copies of the No 1 single “Are friends electric?”. It was a song about a special sort of robots. Continue reading Guilty – non stop

TV pop diaries UK

Classix Nouveaux - Or a Movie
Classix Nouveaux – Or a Movie

This is a collection of dates for the popular music on the british television for the time span 1981-1983, with Classix Nouveaux as an act. Special announcement: an hour of CN in a concert as “live in Plymouth” in 1982.

1981

Thursday 1 October 1981 – BBC2 Newseries Futurama Rock 80
The first of four programmes filmed at the Queens Hall, Leeds during the second annual Futurama Rock Festival in September 1980
See also: soldier-futurama2-festival-1980
(added 27th November 2016)

Thursday 1st October 1981 – BBC1 Top Of The Pops
7:20 – 8:00 pm, Classix Nouveaux (et al.) Continue reading TV pop diaries UK

Flexipop magazine

Sal Solo, Flexipop No. 12, November 1981
Sal Solo in a foto story of the Flexipop magazine no.12, from November 1981

Flexipop was a music magazine existing between 1980 and 1983 and founded by the staff of the weekly music newspaper Record Mirror. Twenty seven of the thirty two issues of those magazine contained a flexible vinyl record better known under the term flexi disc.

Interviews and fotostories

Straight from today's perspective wort reading are the Huw Collingbourne guided interviews you can find within the Flexipop.
On his Facebook`s profile Mr Collingbourne shares a foto album named "1980s" with some rare photos made from Sal Solo and Mik Sweeney, Limahl and others. Continue reading Flexipop magazine