dial M began his musical career in the New York art world as a performance artist. He remembers music being one of the cultural signposts - like diners - that would bring people from all walks of life together to share a positive moment. He went out, bought a cheap guitar with a warped neck, and began to participate in that musical experience.
Two bands share this name: 1)-Illustrated Man (circa 1984) were a New Wave-Synthpop band featuring Hugo Burnham (ex-Gang of Four), Roger Mason (keyboards, formerly part of Gary Numan's musicians), Rob Dean (ex-Japan guitarist) and Australian singer/bassist Philip Foxman.
Bamboo Industry was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1983, by Ingo Ito and George DIN (see Gabriel Le Mar and George DIN). They originally conceived Bamboo Industry as a pop-duo project, mixing industrial sounds with influences of traditional asian music.
Minor Detail are NOT A Dublin-based punk band... Minor Detail was headed by brothers John and Willie Hughes. Their lyrical themes were positive oriented covering topics such as romance and peace. Their self titled album was produced by Bill Whelan (later of Riverdance fame), and became the first Irish band to secure a recording contract with an American label.
Short-lived New Wave/Synthpop duo formed by vocalist Jonathan Hughston and instrumentalist/producer David Ferguson during the early 80s. They only released one self-titled album and two singles in 1983 before dissapearing.
There were many theories about the identity of the musicians in this band. Some thought their one and only album, 'Walls have Ears' was by the Attractions (Elvis Costello's band) whom they superficially resembled. Others noted the "direction" credit to well-known producer (and Costello associate) Roger Bechirian and assumed all songs and instruments must be by Bechirian.
Eye Eye were an 80s rock quartet from the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. The band was made up of Bill Wood (lead vocals), Andy Ryan (Guitar), Doug Ruston (bass), and Mark Capora (drums).
The band later also featured keyboardist/composer Donald Quan and Tom Lewis who replaced Ruston on bass for the band's second album.