In the ’70s, Bill Nelson’s Be-Bop Deluxe sat in a musical space between the primitivism of Punk and the pomposity of Prog. Bebop’s technically complex music was rooted in blues and jazz but looked firmly to the future. Nelson’s later releases with Red Noise, and especially on his solo records in the ’80s, were stellar examples of how guitar-based music could incorporate the technology of the times (synths and drum machines) while offering some serious playing for fans of the instrument.
Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen Rocketeers Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London [Convexe], is a three disc set (two CDs and one DVD) that provides an overview of Nelson’s career in the form of a live-in-the-studio concert.
“October Man” from the solo record The Love That Whirls