Category Archives: Pop Music

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE, BEAT BOX

ART OF NOISE Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise

Art of Noise Who's Afraid

Art of Noise‘s first full album, (Who’s Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, consolidated the future shock of the earlier EPs and singles in one entertaining and often frightening and screwed-up package. Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still “Close (To the Edit),” benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the “hey!” vocal hook the Prodigy would sample for “Firestarter

Titles include BEAT BOX and moments in love, working titles for art of noise’s first album included: Beat Box, Worship, Snapshots and the Movement of Desire, But the Art Of Noise suddenly realised…

ZTT (Zang Tuum Tumb) Records, 1984, 2060492, Made in West Germany

Photography Anton Corbijn

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ART OF NOISE PETER GUNN W/DUANE EDDY RARE DEMO COPY

Art oF Noise, Peter Gunn
Picture sleeve
In Visible Silence. This album spawned the Grammy Award-winning cover of the Peter Gunntheme, recorded with twangy guitar legend Duane Eddy, who had a huge hit, years earlier, with Peter Gunn in 1959. The Art of Noise collaboration reached number two on the Billboard dance charts. The Peter Gunn video featured comedian Rik Mayall sending up the private eye. From this same album, the “Beat Box”-like single, “Legs,” was a mild underground hit in dance clubs, and in 1986, “Paranoimia” achieved some success when a remix of it was released as a single with overdubbed vocal samples provided by the supposedly computer-generated character Max Headroom. 

ART OF NOISE FEAT DUANE EDDY – PETER GUNN EXTENDED VERSION 12″ MAXI-SINGLE VINYL

ART OF NOISE FEAT DUANE EDDY - PETER GUNN EXTENDED VERSION 12" MAXI-SINGLE VINYL
This is the Grammy Award-winning cover of the Peter Gunn theme, recorded with twangy guitar legend Duane Eddy,
Music Genre: Alternative SynthPop / New Wave 
Album 
Production information:
The album: “ART OF NOISE feat Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn extended version” was produced by: The Art of NoiseAlbum cover design: John Pasche
Record Label: RCA Music Ltd, Chrysalis Records Ltd, China Records WOK X 6
Record Format12″ LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country Made in UK

ART OF NOISE In No Sense Nonsense CHINA 12″ LP VINYL

ART OF NOISE IN NO SENSE NONSENSE 12" LP VINYL

In No Sense? Nonsense! was the third full-length album by Art of Noise. By the time of its recording, the group had been reduced to a duo, with engineer Gary Langan leaving the previous year—Langan’s mix engineering duties were taken over by Bob Kraushaar and Ted Hayton for this album, but the music was produced entirely by Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik. The album saw the group expanding their sound to include rock and orchestral instrumentation, in addition to their trademark sampling.

Many of the album’s tracks are seamlessly segued; ambient soundscapes blend into percussive rhythms, dramatic buildups, melodic string arrangements, and vocal choruses and chants. The sounds of various forms of transport are a recurrent theme. Musical motifs from “Dragnet”, “Galleons Of Stone” and “Ode To Don Jose” recur throughout the album.