[ EPU Foyer ] [ Lab and Grill ] [ Bonus Theater!! ] [ Rhetorical Questions ] [ CSRANTronix ] [ GNDN ] [ Subterranean Vault ] [ Discussion Forum ]

Eyrie Productions, Unlimited

Subject: "The Real Art of Noise"     Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy    
Conferences Symphony of the Sword Topic #326
Reading Topic #326
JeanneHedge
Charter Member
700 posts
Mar-09-13, 09:06 PM (EST)
Click to EMail JeanneHedge Click to send private message to JeanneHedge Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
"The Real Art of Noise"
 
   Maybe I missed something somewhere along the line, or just don't listen to the "right" kind of music or something. But today, while perusing a gallery linked to Entertainment Weekly (of all places), I learned that Art of Noise actually existed.

According to its Wikipedia article, AoN was an avant-garde synthopop group, active between 1983-1990 and 1998-2000. In 1998 they released a cover of Prince's "Kiss" that featured Tom Jones on vocals, which reached #5 on the UK singles chart and #18 on the US dance chart. They also covered the Peter Gunn Theme, featuring original guitarist Duane Eddy, and won a Grammy in 1987.

At the 1998 Oscars, AoN member Anne Dudley, who composed several scores for movie and TV, won in the Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score category for "The Full Monty."

Sounds more than a bit like the kinds of things Kaitlyn and the UF AoN were up to.


Jeanne


Jeanne Hedge
http://www.jhedge.com
"Never give up, never surrender!"


  Alert | IP Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top
Gryphonadmin
Charter Member
11732 posts
Mar-09-13, 09:55 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Gryphon Click to send private message to Gryphon Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
1. "RE: The Real Art of Noise"
In response to message #0
 
   LAST EDITED ON Mar-09-13 AT 10:03 PM (EST)
 
>In 1998 they released a cover of Prince's
>"Kiss" that featured Tom Jones on vocals, which reached #5 on the UK
>singles chart and #18 on the US dance chart.

Oh, their "Kiss" cover is much older than that; it was one of Derek Bacon's favorite songs, and he died in 1996. (Admittedly quite late in 1996, but still.) Nineteen eighty-eight, perhaps.

>At the 1998 Oscars, AoN member Anne Dudley, who composed several
>scores for movie and TV, won in the Best Music, Original Musical or
>Comedy Score category for "The Full Monty."

She also conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra in (at least) the Royal Albert Hall performance of Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, which ended up being the DVD type specimen for that tour. She's particularly featured in the bit where she and Bailey do dueling prog-rock outros at the end of "The Leg of Time", which I believe has been featured as the song of the day on this very board at some point.

The Art of Noise also did a song featuring Max Headroom ("Paranoimia"), the theme to Dragnet 1987, and the best band photo ever featured on an album jacket ("The Art of Noise Hold a Spanner", which just shows several people's hands holding a wrench - the rest of their bodies are out of shot).

--G.
-><-
Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & Forum Mod
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
zgryphon at that email service Google has
Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.


  Alert | IP Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top
JeanneHedge
Charter Member
700 posts
Mar-09-13, 11:13 PM (EST)
Click to EMail JeanneHedge Click to send private message to JeanneHedge Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
2. "RE: The Real Art of Noise"
In response to message #1
 
   Guess it might be nice to link to the Art of Noise's homepage.

>>In 1998 they released a cover of Prince's
>>"Kiss" that featured Tom Jones on vocals, which reached #5 on the UK
>>singles chart and #18 on the US dance chart.
>
>Oh, their "Kiss" cover is much older than that; it was one of Derek
>Bacon's favorite songs, and he died in 1996. (Admittedly quite
>late in 1996, but still.) Nineteen eighty-eight,
>perhaps.

Yes, a pair of year-typos on me. Kiss was 1988, Peter Gunn was 1987.

>>At the 1998 Oscars, AoN member Anne Dudley, who composed several
>>scores for movie and TV, won in the Best Music, Original Musical or
>>Comedy Score category for "The Full Monty."
>
>She also conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra in (at least) the Royal
>Albert Hall performance of Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the
>Orchestra
, which ended up being the DVD type specimen for that
>tour. She's particularly featured in the bit where she and Bailey do
>dueling prog-rock outros at the end of "The Leg of Time", which I
>believe has been featured as the song of the day on this very board at
>some point.

Sounds like a inspiration for Kate, however you want to use "inspiration"


Jeanne


Jeanne Hedge
http://www.jhedge.com
"Never give up, never surrender!"


  Alert | IP Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

[ YUM ] [ BIG ] [ ??!? ] [ RANT ] [ GNDN ] [ STORE ] [ FORUM ] [ VAULT ]

version 3.3 © 2001
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited
Benjamin D. Hutchins
E P U (Colour)