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I found it 
04:29pm 26/11/2007
  I have, for some years now, been looking for the song Radio Beach. I saw Ultravox on their US tour in support of Systems Of Romance, and they did it at a few shows. One of those was the Grinnell show I was at. I did a search on the song, as I do occasionally, and found a bootleg collector that had a show that had the song. It's an OK song, somewhere between the full band stuff of the Systems record and the more electronic sound Metamatic.  
John Foxx and Louis Gordon live (sort of) 
04:24pm 17/04/2007
  I picked up Live From A Room (As Big As A City) this week and it's brilliant.

It's very much of the Metamatic sound, only updated in a lot of ways. Listening to a killer version of Touch And Go (which I saw Ultravox do, I'm still trying to track a bootleg of that down, as well as an unreleased song called Radio Beach)

I will say though, this is worth the price, whatever it may be, for the complete rethink of My Sex. There is a version that is pretty much the same as the original and then a minute or so later a new version. If you do a search on You Tube you can hear a live version of it.

BIG recommendation though.
for you gary numan and john foxx , ultravox & softcell fans in london 
06:46pm 14/03/2007
  the thought criminals  
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It may be wrong of me 
04:07pm 18/12/2006
  But in bootlegs and such, I now call the later version of the band Uretravox  
Two of the three 
10:49am 07/11/2006
  I bought the new releases of HAHAHA and Systems Of Romance.

Run, don't walk, out to buy these now. The sound is vastly improved over the previous CD versions. And the absolutely insane version of Hiroshima Mon Amour (which I had never heard till this weekend somehow) is worth the price of both discs. I don't like it as much as the LP version, but it is definitely worth a listen
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Wow ... three songs I have never heard before 
11:42am 15/10/2006
  TV Orphans

I Came Back Here To Meet You

I Wont Play Your Game

All live Stevie Shears era Ultravox. I've never head these. They're a little rock and roll-y compared to even the first record, but cool stuff still. I have never seen John so animated onstage.

Now if I can just find Radio Beach
A question 
11:17am 18/09/2006
  Does anyone have the first three Ultravox CDs in the new reissues?

I need to pick them up, if for nothing else the alternate version of Hiroshima Mon Amour
07:06pm 19/06/2006
  Hey, I need more ideas for the "interests" section!!!!  
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See if anyone agrees 
10:39am 19/05/2006
  I make mix discs for the car. Usually single artist discs ... here are my John Foxx and Ultravox discs

Cut tagged for your protectionCollapse )
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Has anyone ever heard this 
03:01pm 18/05/2006
  It's quiet in here ... let's see if anyone wakes up to this.

I saw Ultravox on their US tour in 78 (or was it 79?) with John Foxx. They did a song called Radio Beach. I have been looking for that song since then. I emailed his webmaster and he said that there are no official recordings, but there might be versions on live bootlegs.

Has anyone here ever heard that song?

I do have a couple boots from that tour ... maybe we can come to some sort of arrangement
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10:06pm 08/07/2005
mood: embarrassed
Didn't mean to spam the group with all the minutiae of my life. I was curious about some of the later Ultravox albums, especially Ingenuity - did the group ever get back to the sound they had on Systems of Romance and (less so) on Vienna? I remember being absolutely enraged at the shift from surreal electronicism to danceable synthpop on Rage In Eden and couldn't help being curious about whether there'd been a return to the band's roots after Midge Ure left the band.
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I Want to Be a Machine, or is that Welcome to the Machine? 
03:45pm 15/12/2004
mood: Sugar Headrush
Just a few months from "I Hate Pink Floyd" to "Life at Rainbows End" Sid/Syd, Johnny/John and the pink pig to the plexiglas violin, all while saving the Queen.

Wasn't the future wonderful?
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