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Axe Victim

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Be Bop Deluxe's first album was released during the glam rock wave in 1974 and the band then comprised of Bill Nelson and Ian Parkin on guitars, Robert Bryan on bass, and Nicholas Chatterton-Dew on drums turned up on the back of the record cover in heavy makeup, it was viewed as being in the David Bowie mold, which certainly took in Nelson's thin but confident tenor vocals and the uptempo rock approach, and even ballads like "Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape" that sounded a lot like Bowie's "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide." But it was already obvious that Nelson was an unusually lyrical guitar slinger, and in fact the tunes often took a back seat to his sometimes jazzy,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Be Bop Deluxe's first album was released during the glam rock wave in 1974 and the band then comprised of Bill Nelson and Ian Parkin on guitars, Robert Bryan on bass, and Nicholas Chatterton-Dew on drums turned up on the back of the record cover in heavy makeup, it was viewed as being in the David Bowie mold, which certainly took in Nelson's thin but confident tenor vocals and the uptempo rock approach, and even ballads like "Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape" that sounded a lot like Bowie's "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide." But it was already obvious that Nelson was an unusually lyrical guitar slinger, and in fact the tunes often took a back seat to his sometimes jazzy, sometimes metal-ish excursions. He was, as he sang, "an axe victim," but at the same time, Be Bop Deluxe's musical identity was uncertain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077779472628
  • Catalog Number: 947260
  • Sales rank: 26,663

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Be Bop Deluxe Primary Artist
Bill Nelson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Robert Bryan Bass, Vocals
Nicholas Drew Drums
Jenny Haan Vocals
Ian Parkin Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
William Nelson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Robert Bryan Bass Guitar, Vocals
Nicholas Chatterton-Drew Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Bill Nelson Arranger
John Leckie Producer
Ian McLintock Producer, Audio Production
Steve Nye Engineer
Pete Silver Engineer
Kevin Cann Text
John Holmes Cover Painting
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