John Foxx

Real Name:
Dennis Leigh
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He was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England, UK, as Dennis Leigh, 26 September 1948. His father was a coal miner and pugilist, his mother a millworker. During his youth he was a mod and a hippie, and at the same time he was also interested in album covers, Pink Floyd experimentalism, futurism and surrealism. His first band was called Woolly Fish.

In 1973, he was in Manchester, singing while playing a 12-string guitar, supporting Stack Waddy, but decided to go to London. In London, by means of a scholarship, he entered the Royal College of Art.

With the bands Tiger Lily (2) and Ultravox!, he experimented with different genres of music, such as glam, reggae, synth pop and industrial, influenced by Roxy Music, New York Dolls and Kraftwerk.

He left Ultravox in 1979 for a solo career, releasing his first album "Metamatic" in 1980, which showed an electronic style derived from synthesizers. He released three further solo albums, before taking a break from music in 1985 and concentrating on visual work.

In 1990, inspired by acid house, Foxx briefly returned as Nation 12, a collaboration with Tim Simenon of Bomb The Bass (and later with the late Shem McCauley / Streets Ahead). Foxx fell silent again until 1997, when a chance meeting with Louis Gordon resulted in a batch of duo albums (1997-2008) and a new phase of Foxx's solo career.
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John Foxx - Metamatic album art John Foxx Metamatic (Album) Virgin, Metal Beat Italy 1980 Sell This Version
John Foxx - The Garden album art John Foxx The Garden (Album) Virgin, Virgin Australia 1981 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Burning Car album art John Foxx Burning Car (MiniAlbum) Virgin Japan 1981 Sell This Version
John Foxx - The Golden Section album art John Foxx The Golden Section (Album) Virgin Spain 1983 Sell This Version
John Foxx - In Mysterious Ways album art John Foxx In Mysterious Ways (Album) Virgin Japan 1985 Sell This Version
META 0001CD, CD05293 John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans album art John Foxx Cathedral Oceans(CD, Album) Metamatic, Metamatic META 0001CD, CD05293 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MEDCD 725 John Foxx - The Golden Section Tour + The Omnidelic Exotour album art John Foxx / John Foxx With Louis Gordon* John Foxx / John Foxx With Louis Gordon* - The Golden Section Tour + The Omnidelic Exotour(CD, Album + CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records MEDCD 725 UK 2002 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Translucence + Drift Music album art John Foxx + Harold Budd John Foxx + Harold Budd - Translucence + Drift Music (Album) Edsel Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
MEDCD 726 John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans I + Cathedral Oceans II album art John Foxx Cathedral Oceans I + Cathedral Oceans II(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album) Edsel Records MEDCD 726 UK 2003 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans III album art John Foxx Cathedral Oceans III (Album) Metamatic UK 2005 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Tiny Colour Movies album art John Foxx Tiny Colour Movies (Album) Metamatic UK 2006 Sell This Version
metacd011 John Foxx - The Hidden Man album art John Foxx The Hidden Man(2xCD, Album) Metamatic metacd011 UK 2006 Sell This Version
META14CD John Foxx - Metal Beat album art John Foxx Metal Beat(2xCD, Ltd) Metamatic META14CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
John Foxx - A New Kind Of Man album art John Foxx A New Kind Of Man (Album) Metamatic UK 2008 Sell This Version
John Foxx - A Secret Life album art D'Agostino* / Foxx* / Jansen* D'Agostino* / Foxx* / Jansen* - A Secret Life (Album) Metamatic UK 2009 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Mirrorball album art John Foxx & Robin Guthrie John Foxx & Robin Guthrie - Mirrorball (Album) Metamatic UK 2009 Sell This Version
META21CD John Foxx - My Lost City album art John Foxx My Lost City(CD, Album) Metamatic META21CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
EDSD2072 John Foxx - In The Glow album art John Foxx In The Glow(2xCD, Album) Edsel Records EDSD2072 UK 2009 Sell This Version
META24CD John Foxx - The Quiet Man album art John Foxx The Quiet Man(CD, Album) Metamatic META24CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
META25CDDVD John Foxx - D.N.A. album art John Foxx D.N.A.(CD, Album + DVD-V) Metamatic META25CDDVD UK 2010 Sell This Version
EDSS1050 John Foxx - Torn Sunset album art John Foxx And Theo Travis John Foxx And Theo Travis - Torn Sunset(CD, Album) Edsel Records EDSS1050 UK 2011 Sell This Version
John Foxx - Evidence Of Time Travel album art John Foxx & Steve D'Agostino John Foxx & Steve D'Agostino - Evidence Of Time Travel (Album) Metamatic UK 2014 Sell This Version
META50CD John Foxx - B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica) album art John Foxx B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)(CD, Album) Metamatic META50CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
John Foxx - London Overgrown album art John Foxx London Overgrown (Album) Metamatic Europe 2015 Sell This Version
META55CD John Foxx - Nighthawks album art John Foxx / Harold Budd / Ruben Garcia John Foxx / Harold Budd / Ruben Garcia - Nighthawks(CD, Album, RE) Metamatic META55CD UK 2015 Sell This Version

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sklerici

sklerici

December 20, 2017
It's a shame he stopped his career. J.f. ultravox! were at the same time stronger and more poetic than any other electronic act of their time. After fox's first two albums it seems he could be on that peculiar p.Gabriel/b.eno/d.silvyan english highway, leaving the cult hero status..
Sorry_Mom

Sorry_Mom

May 26, 2017
Dude, it's John Foxx...I mean you can't really knock the guy. He isn't Gary Numan or David Sylvian (Respectfully), but this guy made Metamatic. Best album of 79/80 for me. Anyway, way ahead of his time and has worked with AMAZING musicians!!!
chronicsys

chronicsys

July 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
John Foxx was a pioneer. First UK artist to record a complete album using synths alone. Sited by many pioneering dance acts as inspiration along with the likes of Kraftwerk. Also one of the best teachers I ever had. And still going strong today! Respect.
siart

siart

February 24, 2002
edited over 6 years ago
John Foxx was the original singer/songwriter in the early '80's art rock band Ultravox. He was replaced by Midge Ure,and embarked on a solo career. The earliest recordings are electronic, cold and robotic and dron-y in a catchy way. The later recordings began to incorporate more organic instrumentation.

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