John Foxx

Bürgerl. 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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VIL 12146 John Foxx - Metamatic Cover-Design John Foxx Metamatic (Album) Virgin, Metal Beat VIL 12146 Italy 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
VIP-5903 John Foxx - Burning Car Cover-Design John Foxx Burning Car (MiniAlbum) Virgin VIP-5903 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
V2194 John Foxx - The Garden Cover-Design John Foxx The Garden (Album) Virgin, Virgin V2194 Australia 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
I-205.814 John Foxx - The Golden Section Cover-Design John Foxx The Golden Section (Album) Virgin I-205.814 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
25VB-1050 John Foxx - In Mysterious Ways Cover-Design John Foxx In Mysterious Ways (Album) Virgin 25VB-1050 Japan 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
META 0001CD, CD05293 John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans Cover-Design John Foxx Cathedral Oceans (Album) Metamatic, Metamatic META 0001CD, CD05293 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
MEDCD 725 John Foxx - The Golden Section Tour + The Omnidelic Exotour Cover-Design 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 Diese Version verkaufen
MEDCD 727 John Foxx - Translucence + Drift Music Cover-Design John Foxx + Harold Budd John Foxx + Harold Budd - Translucence + Drift Music (Album) Edsel Records MEDCD 727 UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
MEDCD 726 John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans I + Cathedral Oceans II Cover-Design John Foxx Cathedral Oceans I + Cathedral Oceans II(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album) Edsel Records MEDCD 726 UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
none John Foxx - Cathedral Oceans III Cover-Design John Foxx Cathedral Oceans III (Album) Metamatic none UK 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
META9CD John Foxx - Tiny Colour Movies Cover-Design John Foxx Tiny Colour Movies (Album) Metamatic META9CD UK 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
metacd011 John Foxx - The Hidden Man Cover-Design John Foxx The Hidden Man(2xCD, Album) Metamatic metacd011 UK 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
META14CD John Foxx - Metal Beat Cover-Design John Foxx Metal Beat(2xCD, Ltd) Metamatic META14CD UK 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
META16 John Foxx - A New Kind Of Man Cover-Design John Foxx A New Kind Of Man (Album) Metamatic META16 UK 2008 Diese Version verkaufen
none John Foxx - A Secret Life Cover-Design D'Agostino* / Foxx* / Jansen* D'Agostino* / Foxx* / Jansen* - A Secret Life (Album) Metamatic none UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
DUKE150DJV John Foxx - Mirrorball Cover-Design John Foxx & Robin Guthrie John Foxx & Robin Guthrie - Mirrorball (Album) Metamatic DUKE150DJV UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
META21CD John Foxx - My Lost City Cover-Design John Foxx My Lost City(CD, Album) Metamatic META21CD UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
EDSD2072 John Foxx - In The Glow Cover-Design John Foxx In The Glow(2xCD, Album) Edsel Records EDSD2072 UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
META24CD John Foxx - The Quiet Man Cover-Design John Foxx The Quiet Man(CD, Album) Metamatic META24CD UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
META25CDDVD John Foxx - D.N.A. Cover-Design John Foxx D.N.A.(CD, Album + DVD-V) Metamatic META25CDDVD UK 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
EDSS1050 John Foxx - Torn Sunset Cover-Design John Foxx And Theo Travis John Foxx And Theo Travis - Torn Sunset(CD, Album) Edsel Records EDSS1050 UK 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
META53CD John Foxx - Evidence Of Time Travel Cover-Design John Foxx & Steve D'Agostino John Foxx & Steve D'Agostino - Evidence Of Time Travel (Album) Metamatic META53CD UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
META50CD John Foxx - B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica) Cover-Design John Foxx B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)(CD, Album) Metamatic META50CD UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
none John Foxx - London Overgrown Cover-Design John Foxx London Overgrown (Album) Metamatic none Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
META55CD John Foxx - Nighthawks Cover-Design John Foxx / Harold Budd / Ruben Garcia John Foxx / Harold Budd / Ruben Garcia - Nighthawks(CD, Album, RE) Metamatic META55CD UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen

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sklerici

sklerici

20. Dezember 2017
geändert about 1 year ago
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 seemed he could be on that peculiar p.Gabriel/b.eno/d.silvyan english highway, leaving the cult hero status..
Sorry_Mom

Sorry_Mom

26. Mai 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

23. Juli 2004
geändert over 17 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

24. Februar 2002
geändert over 9 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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