When I saw Be Bop Deluxe for the second time in January 1976; (I think it was then), they were supported by Doctors of Madness. The gig was at The Hull City Hall and the support act got booed off. The lead singer on departing the stage had a few passing comments on Be Bop Deluxe. If I remember correctly he said something along the lines of 'get ready for Top of the Pops'. I ask if Bill or anyone else remembers the parting gesture? I didn't particularly like what they presented that day, and I have never listened to them since, until, that is sometime soon. I've managed to pick up a bargain priced second hand box set of their entire output. Will I like it?
Having been a big fan in the 70s (saw BBD at Liverpool Empire 1976) then losing touch, then coming back 3 years ago to discover Bill's astonishing output over the years, and being blown away by him twice at the Clothworkers, today I started on a bonkers project I've been thinking about for ages. To listen to the lot, chronologically, working from a discography. This can't include all versions and obscurities etc, I know! But at least all the available albums. Call me crazy! (no don't :-) np: https://www.billnelson.com/sounding-the-ritual-echo cheers! Toby