Here's the next installment in the Be Bop fest!
I'm working chronologically, so as Julie Andrews said, let's start at the very beginning (That's a very good place to start). Here's BBD in all their Glam-Pop pomp touring the splendid 'Futurama' album. Nelson is absolutely stunning on this recording - the opening Guitar salvo of 'Stage Whispers’ had me grinning from era to ear. It's lovely to hear this relatively new band finding their feet and Andrew Clark especially stands out. He was the newest of the new boys at the time and he adds some really tasteful, 70's-tastic electric Piano into the mix. The absurdly underrated Charlie Tumahai plays some masterful, funky-but-chic Bass. (Sad muso note - I stole so much of my Bass playing from Tumahai without actually knowing it - that gorgeous, free flowing, melodic and supportive style. He was unique). Oh yeah, let's not forget Simon Fox, all the way from Birmingham which as we all know is God's country, right kids? Another great player - heavy but subtle at the same time. And Nelson? He's frickin' amazing.