Bruce So­ord – The Pineap­ple Thief

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“G row­ing up, Quiet Life by Ja­pan had a huge im­pact on me. I got into the New Ro­man­tics af­ter that ship had sailed, and al­though the band ve­he­mently de­nied they were ever part of that scene, for me they pi­o­neered it. Quiet Life was drum and bass-led with a bleached blond, make-up-clad front­man. Back in the day, it was es­sen­tial if you were a muso to go on about David Syl­vian, but for me, it was Mick Karn and Richard Bar­bieri’s unique blend of bass and at­mo­spheric key­boards that set it apart. What Richard was do­ing with ana­logue synths back in 1979 was ground­break­ing, truly pro­gres­sive. I just gave the al­bum a spin and it still sounds fresh and rel­e­vant to­day.”

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