Electrical Language

Be Bop Deluxe

single - 5 May 1978

Electrical Language cover


A)  Electrical Language
B)  Surreal Estate



A)  Edited version of the Drastic Plastic album cut.
B)  Lifted unchanged from the same album.


Electrical Language was the final Be Bop Deluxe single issued during the band’s existence.  The single was issued in a picture sleeve with Nelson sporting his Cocteau 'signature' sweater.  Promo copies exist with the words "Demo Record, Not For Sale", and a large 'A' printed on the label. 



Both tracks would be included on the Singles As and Bs compilation (1981) and "Electrical Language" would find its way onto the Bill Nelson's Be Bop Deluxe 7" EP included in the Permanent Flame box set (1982), and on the re-promoted stand-alone 12" EP on Cocteau in September 1983, with an extra track, "Jean Cocteau".


The single is long deleted, but the edited version of "Electrical Language" can be found on the Futurist Manifesto 1974-1978 box set (2012), both in physical form and as a digital download.

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