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Ultravox! New Music From A Doll's House

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 19 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." ...


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 ...

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Ultravox: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 20 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 ...

New Releases: The Kids Err Alright

Review by Howard Wuelfing, Unicorn Times, July 1977

REMEMBER "PUNK ROCK?" For a while there it was the supreme hip misconception — a much abused catch-all referring in general to any sort of ...

Ultravox Brave Evil Rumours

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 13 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, New Musical Express, 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, 22 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, New Musical Express, 2 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, New Musical Express, 9 September 1978

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


Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1978

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


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, 14 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 — ...

John Foxx: Technological man

Interview by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 19 January 1980

It's not the machine that is evil, nor the synthesizer. Man canuse technology and benefit. Nevertheless, John Foxx, the quiet man, still likes to sing. ...

Ultravox: Vienna (Chrysalis)

Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 5 July 1980

HERE'S the first Ultravox album since signing to Chrysalis, and the first since Midge Ure filled the space left by John Foxx. The new lead ...


Interview by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 2 August 1980

Penny Kiley uncovers a smile on the face of the robots, and discovers that synthesizers are just rock'n'roll hardware. ...

Ultravox: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 18 August 1980

IN THE SEARCH to perfect a commodity which is being touted as White European Dance Music, Ultravox now occupy the ground between Gary Numan, who ...

Forever And Ever Ultravox

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 13 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: Vienna (Chrysalis)

Review by Wesley Strick, Creem, January 1981

EVER WANT to meet the geniuses who made Gary Numan viable? Well, here they are. Most of them, I mean. John Foxx is gone, with ...

Ultravox: Ultrafile!

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 3 September 1981

Ian Birch previews the new Ultravox album with the help of Midge Ure + Chris Cross. ...

Ultravox: Rage in Eden (Chrysalis CHR 1338)

Review by Steven X Rea, High Fidelity, January 1982

LATELY, ULTRAVOX has been experiencing a new surge of popularity in Europe and America. Though lumped in with the "new romantic" movement spearheaded by fashion ...

Ultravox: Rage In Eden (Chrysalis)

Review by Iman Lababedi, Creem, January 1982


Ultravox: Number 1 With A Bullet Train

Report and Interview by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 20 March 1982

HUGH FIELDER goes along for the ride with ULTRAVOX in Japan ...

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 ...

The Half-Dozen or so Moods of Ultravox

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, July 1983

ONSTAGE, THE amazing Ultravox. Right in front, on the edge of the area called the pit — not, unfortunately, in my honor — myself and ...

Julian Temple: From a Dandy to a Rogue

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 19 February 1984

PORTRAIT OF THE CAMBRIDGE FOP AS FILM MAKER Julian Temple, a Cambridge history graduate, was rescued from the National Film School, by The Great Rock ...

Ultravox: Lament

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 7 April 1984

The Vox Pox ...

The Midge Ure Story

Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 12 February 1986

He's had a hand in almost every type of pop group imaginable: he was number one in 1976 with "teenybop" group Slik, almost become singer ...

Ultravox: Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow

Live Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 15 November 1986

THERE WERE no Gothic monstrosities on stage. No pompous gestures, no frills, no Warren Cann. This was the new, lean version of Ultravox, and they ...

John Foxx: The Quiet Man Speaks

Interview by Alex Ogg, The Quietus, 7 November 2008

John Foxx is perhaps one of the UK's most undersung musicians. Here he talks to Alex Ogg about Ultravox!, synth pop and nearly being in ...

One Nation Under a Moog: How Britain Went Synthpop

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, The Guardian, 10 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 ...

Ultravox: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 28 September 2012

REFORMED BANDS almost always find it nigh-on impossible to recapture the musical glories they routinely summoned up in their pomp. Ultravox may be a unique ...

Q&A: John Foxx

Interview by Kieron Tyler, The Arts Desk, 2 September 2016

The leader of the original Ultravox on challenging the punk era's orthodoxies and the band as an art project ...

see also Rich Kids, The

see also Slik

see also Midge Ure


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