Thomas Dolby ‎– The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)

The Golden Age of Wireless is the debut album by English modernist New Wave/art-pop keyboardist/composer Thomas Dolby, released in May 1982 on the artist’s own EMI-imprint Venice in Peril Records. The album was issued stateside on Harvest with a different cover and an altered tracklist that drops “The Wreck of the Fairchild” but adds both […]

Bruce Woolley & the Camera Club ‎– English Garden (1979)

English Garden is the lone album by English New Wave/synthpop band Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club, released in 1979 on Epic. The album contains the frontman’s version of “Video Killed the Radio Star,” which he co-wrote with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes during the formative stages of The Buggles. A young Thomas Dolby plays […]

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby is an English keyboardist, songwriter, producer, and arranger who first appeared on the 1979 album English Garden by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club. After working for two years as a session musician (Foreigner, Jane Kennaway, Joan Armatrading, Thompson Twins), Lene Lovich charted with his song “New Toy.” Dolby launched his solo career […]

Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club

Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club were an English New Wave band that released a self-titled album on Epic in 1979. Woolley had initially been a member of the Buggles, co-writing the duo’s popular song “Video Killed the Radio Star.” The Camera Club also featured keyboardist Thomas Dolby, who subsequently launched a successful solo career. […]