Ultravox

Ultravox was an English new wave band, first fronted by John Foxx on the 1977–78 Island releases Ultravox!, Ha!-Ha!-Ha!, and Systems of Romance. Their early music encompasses ambient vocal numbers (“My Sex”), post-psych chamber rock (“I Want to Be a Machine”), punk (“Young Savage”), and pioneering examples of electro-pop (“Quiet Men”). Midge Ure headed the […]

Ultravox ‎– Quartet (1982)

Quartet is the sixth album by English art rock/New Wave band Ultravox, released in 1982 on Chrysalis Records. Tracklist: A1. “Reap the Wild Wind” (3:47) A2. “Serenade” (5:02) A3. “Mine for Life” (4:44) A4. “Hymn” (5:45) B1. “Visions in Blue” (4:37) B2. “When the Scream Subsides” (4:16) B3. “We Came to Dance” (4:12) B4. “Cut […]

John Foxx

John Foxx is an English keyboardist, songwriter, and producer who first emerged as the frontman of Ultravox, a pioneering electro-rock band that released three 1977–78 albums on Island Records. In 1980, Foxx debuted as a solo artist with Metamatic, a collection of minimal wave and ambient-vocal cuts on his own Virgin-imprint Metal Beat. Foxx embraced […]

Ultravox ‎– Systems of Romance (1978)

Systems of Romance is the third album by English art rock/New Wave band Ultravox, released in 1978 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “Slow Motion” (3:21) A2. “I Can’t Stay Long” (4:13) A3. “Someone Else’s Clothes” (4:19) A4. “Blue Light” (3:04) A5. “Some of Them” (2:26) B1. “Quiet Men” (4:03) B2. “Dislocation” (2:47) B3. “Maximum Acceleration” […]

Ultravox ‎– Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977)

Ha!-Ha!-Ha! is the second album by English art rock/New Wave band Ultravox, released in October 1977 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “Rockwrok” (3:35) A2. “Frozen Ones” (4:06) A3. “Fear in the Western World” (4:00) A4. “Distant Smile” (5:21) B1. “Man Who Dies Every Day” (4:12) B2. “Artificial Life” (5:00) B3. “While I’m Still Alive” (3:16) […]

Ultravox ‎– Vienna (1980)

Vienna is the fourth album by English art rock/New Wave band Ultravox, released in 1980 on Chrysalis Records. Tracklist: A1. “Astradyne” (7:07) A2. “New Europeans” (4:00) A3. “Private Lives” (4:06) A4. “Passing Strangers” (3:49) A5. “Sleepwalk” (3:10) B1. “Mr. X” (6:33) B2. “Western Promise” (5:44) B3. “Vienna” (4:52) B4. “All Stood Still” (4:23) B-side: “Passionate Reply” […]