Friday, September 19, 2008

Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club

This LP from 1979 features one of the writers of the famous song "Video Killed The Radio Star". Ironically, the song became somewhat of a self fulfilling prophecy for Bruce Woolley. He released a rocking version of the song in 1979, but it was eclipsed by The Buggles version thanks to MTV showing their music video repeatedly.
BW&TCC were similar to The Buggles but rocked harder and also featured Thomas Dolby who would become famous very shortly with his solo LPs. The album shows similarities to Bowie, Sparks, Devo, Talking Heads and Brian Briggs. The band is tight and lively and Woolley's singing and lyrics are a lot of fun. The album was released in the US as a self titled LP and released in Europe as "English Garden". Sadly, this classic artifact from the New Wave era is long since out of print, and quite expensive to get on CD. I sincerely hope this will be available again on CD in the future, but until then, here's a copy to enjoy from vinyl.

UPDATE- Bruce Woolley now has 2 web pages that are really worth visiting and joining:

Download Part 1
Download Part 2 


Anonymous said...

Thank You So Much!! I've been looking for this on the web weekly and today is sept 20. I Love it. Please keep this blog going

P.s. The first 2 dolby albums are coming out remastered next year.

Starbuck said...

thanks for this cool album! Sorry it took me so long to react )I just read the message you left on my blog (My Generation) in february. Keep up the good work!! Greets Starbuck

discobunny said...

Fantastic! Thanks very much for this.

Don from oregon said...

thank you so much!

KDNYfm said...

Thanx Steve!
This is a great album. A friend of mine sent it to me after he saw them open for XTC or Police(cant remember which?!?) He said the drummer was the heavist hitter he'd seen since Paul Thompson (Roxy Music) or Joey Kramer (Aerosmith).
Great BLOG by the way! Keep up the good work!

Steve Engler said...

Thanks Al, that's cool to hear about the drummer, he seems pretty tight too.