It’s just occurred to me that it’s just over 40 years since the Red Noise album was released around the end of February 1979. The band was also ‘on the road’ in the UK at this point in time 40 years ago and I had the honour of meeting Bill for the first time after their gig in Southampton.
In some ways it seems like only yesterday but then 40 years is a heck of a long time ago and so much water under the bridge since then. Not least, the very sad loss of Ian, who I think of often – particularly with the re-release of the Fiat Lux recordings on Cherry Red next month; he should have still been around to see how much affection that band (as well as Red Noise) are still held in, but we lost him far too early.
Still, as Bill says, we must look forward to tomorrow, but at the same time let’s just take a quick opportunity to glance back at what an amazing band BN & Red Noise were and how ground breaking the Album Sound-On-Sound was.