The Buggles

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Buggles were a British New Wave duo consisting of Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar, guitar) and Geoff Downes (keyboards, synthesizers, electric piano, piano, drums, percussion, backing vocals). Best remembered for their 1979 debut single "Video Killed the Radio Star", a #1 hit on the singles charts of sixteen countries, the song's music video was the first shown on MTV in the U.S.A. at 12:01 on August 1, 1981. The same year, a second album: ''Adventures In Modern Recording'' was released, but due to Island Records reading a music critique review in which the writer assumed they were splitting up as Geoff Downes moved onto working with ''Asia'', they were dropped and moved to Carrere Records instead. The album didn't perform as well and so they split up only to perform live occasionally in the 00's.
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ILPS 9585 The Buggles - The Age Of Plastic album art The Buggles The Age Of Plastic (Album) Island Records ILPS 9585 US 1979 Sell This Version
PZ 37926 The Buggles - Adventures In Modern Recording album art Buggles* Adventures In Modern Recording (Album) Perfect Records (12), Carrere PZ 37926 US 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIP 6524 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star album art Buggles* Video Killed The Radio Star (Single) Island Records WIP 6524 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RSS 18 The Buggles - Extracts From The Age Of Plastic album art The Buggles Extracts From The Age Of Plastic(12", S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Island Records RSS 18 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6584 The Buggles - Clean, Clean album art Buggles* Clean, Clean (Single) Island Records WIP 6584 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WIP 6624DJ The Buggles - Elstree album art The Buggles Elstree (Single) Island Records WIP 6624DJ UK 1980 Sell This Version
K 7753 The Buggles - The Plastic Age album art The Buggles The Plastic Age (Single) Island Records K 7753 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
PRO-A-859 The Buggles - Clean Clean / Living In The Plastic Age album art The Buggles Clean Clean / Living In The Plastic Age(12", Promo) Island Records PRO-A-859 US 1980 Sell This Version
IS 10024 The Buggles Elstree / Clean, Clean !(7", Single) Island Records IS 10024 Chile 1980 Sell This Version
JB 179 The Buggles - Donna Musica / Living In The Plastic Age  album art Collage (11) / The Buggles Collage (11) / The Buggles - Donna Musica / Living In The Plastic Age (7", Jukebox) Ricordi, Island Records JB 179 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
IS 88-8009 The Buggles - Clean Clean / Video Killed The Radio-Star album art The Buggles Clean Clean / Video Killed The Radio-Star(7", Single) Island Records IS 88-8009 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
CARF 49.814, CARF 49814 The Buggles - I Am A Camera album art Buggles* I Am A Camera (Single) Carrere, Perfect Records (12) CARF 49.814, CARF 49814 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
JB 758 The Buggles - Little Darlin' / I Am A Camera album art Sheila (5) / Buggles* Sheila (5) / Buggles* - Little Darlin' / I Am A Camera(7", Jukebox) Carrere JB 758 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
CART 222 The Buggles - Adventures In Modern Recording album art Buggles* Adventures In Modern Recording (Single) Carrere, Perfect Records (12) CART 222 UK 1982 Sell This Version
E4-8477 The Buggles - On TV album art Buggles* On TV (Single, Maxi) Carrere, Perfect Records (12) E4-8477 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
49.908 The Buggles - Lenny album art Buggles* Lenny(7", Single) Carrere, Perfect Records (12) 49.908 France 1982 Sell This Version
49.990, 49990 The Buggles - Beatnik album art Buggles* Beatnik(7", Single) Carrere, Carrere 49.990, 49990 France 1982 Sell This Version
SPEC-1594 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star / Living On Video (Remix) album art Buggles* / Trans-X Buggles* / Trans-X - Video Killed The Radio Star / Living On Video (Remix) (Maxi) Unidisc SPEC-1594 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
COL 2600 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star / Pilot Of The Airwaves album art Buggles* / Charlie Dore Buggles* / Charlie Dore - Video Killed The Radio Star / Pilot Of The Airwaves(7") Island Records, Collectables COL 2600 US 1992 Sell This Version
GS 45111 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star / Living In The Plastic Age album art Buggles* Video Killed The Radio Star / Living In The Plastic Age(7", Single) Island Records GS 45111 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
none The Buggles - Elstree / Song For Guy album art The Buggles / Elton John The Buggles / Elton John - Elstree / Song For Guy(Acetate, 7", Promo) ゆうせん none Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7-94998 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star / Eighteen With A Bullet album art Buggles* / Pete Wingfield Buggles* / Pete Wingfield - Video Killed The Radio Star / Eighteen With A Bullet(7") Island Records 7-94998 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

February 6, 2022
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Living in the Plastic Age from 1979 predated the French band Air's funky retro lounge sound by decades and has a full fledged Euro synth pop/funk flair that has stood the test of time. From the hit Video Killed the Radio Star to the sublime funky Astroboy. Not a wasted second of instrumentation. NO lengthy pompous guitar licks, bass solos or unnecessary "fat" on this release just pure refined electro pop.
Trevor's voice is in full command and Geoff's ex-prog keys are littered with tasty hooks. As far as I am concerned THIS was where synthy new wave began. Get the remastered cd with the alt version of Johnny on the Monorail and their reggae instrumental Island.
Personally I find their last album Adventures a more mature release but it was in reality a Trevor Horn solo album with very little of Downes in the studio. Both albums are sheer genius.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

July 15, 2021
Put down everything you're doing right now and listen to Adventures In Modern Recording in its entirety. Criminally underrated and overshadowed by The Age Of Plastic, it is a perfectly carved slice of new-wave and synth-pop and is in my opinion a one of the best albums I've ever heard from the 1980's. Thank you Trevor x

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