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John Foxx

Postby C » 09 Feb 2021, 16:36

I love Foxx's work - the albums he made fronting Ultravox! were very good.

His solo albums from the 1980s like Metamatic, The Garden, The Golden Section and In Mysterious Ways are excellent - I have them all.

But where he really appeals seminally robustly is his 90s/00s onwards stuff which is ambient

Cathedral Oceans I, II and II
Translucence/Drift Music (with Harold Budd)

and his latest masterpiece from 2015 London Overgrown

A couple of ambient highlights





Any other fans of his work?







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Re: John Foxx

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Feb 2021, 17:47

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Re: John Foxx

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Feb 2021, 18:19

Love the Cathedral Oceans series but that's about it.
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Re: John Foxx

Postby C » 09 Feb 2021, 22:32

Walk In My Shadow wrote:Love the Cathedral Oceans series but that's about it.


Try London Overgrown Yves




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Re: John Foxx

Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2021, 12:26

I'm not really much of a fan, but I do absolutely love this

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Re: John Foxx

Postby Fonz » 12 Feb 2021, 12:34

He’s in Electronic Sound magazine pretty much every month, chatting about some new project or other, often with a dude called Benge, who has a big synth collection.

I’ve got a couple of albums, but nothing really stands out.

I don’t have Metamatic. Maybe I should?
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Re: John Foxx

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Feb 2021, 15:38

More importantly, he’s from CHORLEY!

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Re: John Foxx

Postby slightbreeze » 12 Feb 2021, 16:10

He'll never run out of money, because, whenever there's a release of "The greatest new wave album....ever" or "The greatest punk album....ever", he always appears with "Underpass", as does, strangely, Jona Lewis with "You'll always find me in the kitchens at parties"

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Re: John Foxx

Postby never/ever » 13 Feb 2021, 08:17



Really like the old school vibe of his last one, Howl.
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Re: John Foxx

Postby C » 13 Feb 2021, 15:46

never/ever wrote:

Really like the old school vibe of his last one, Howl.


Thanks Maarts - I have just been transported back nearly 40 years!

I enjoyed that





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Re: John Foxx

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Feb 2021, 09:37

Minnie the Minx wrote:More importantly, he’s from CHORLEY!

*represent represent*

This is literally all I clicked into this thread to say. Land of kings, innit. It's not only New York which has a Flat Iron landmark.
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Re: John Foxx

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Feb 2021, 13:39

Darkness_Fish wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:More importantly, he’s from CHORLEY!

*represent represent*

This is literally all I clicked into this thread to say. Land of kings, innit. It's not only New York which has a Flat Iron landmark.


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