Friday, October 12, 2007

GLASS MUSEUM - Glass Museum (1984)

New Wave, Synth-pop
Walter Mets - Keyboards, percussion
Andy Gold - Keyboards
James Clyde - Voice
Tony Red - bass

Arranged By - Glass Museum
Producer - Andy Gold
Written-By - Andy Gold (tracks: 02, 03, 06, 08 to 11) , Walter Mets (tracks: 01, 06, 07, 09, 10) John Lennon, Paul McCartney (track 04), James Clyde (track 05)


01 Kill The Sequence (4:40)
02 A Friend Departed (4:36)
03 Dumping-Cart Motion (3:03)
04 Day Tripper (4:17)
05 Spectres (5:29)
06 Life After Life (4:04)
07 Drowning In Egypt (4:08)
08 Wild Things (3:59)
09 You're Changing (3:57)
10 Pleasure (3:32)
11 Pleasure Bin (1:08)

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Glass Museum was a short lived new wave band in the early 80's.The three members are from three different countries: James Clyde is from Scotland, Andy Gold is from Germany/ Köln and Walter Mets is from Belgium.Formed in 1980 in Düsseldorf /Germany as a duo of Gold and Mets.They played together in different bands as session musicians.They moved to London in 1982 where the young actor Clyde has joined.So their DAF- and Kraftwerk like electronic/disco side completed with Clyde's psychedelic (The Doors, Velvet Underground) influenced music.In 1982 the get tremendous succes as the supporting band for Simple Minds.

"After returning from Germany Tony Red found a job at a rehearsal/recording studio where he came across a new age Belgium band called Glass Museum. These were seriously good musicians with seriously good equipment for the time (1982). Tony Red joined the band as bass player and they set about putting a set of original songs together, this was where Tony's job in a rehearsal studio came in very handy.'Glass Museum' were offered their first big break with a support tour with "Simple Minds" on the Belgium leg of their European tour to promote the new Simple Minds single 'Promise You A Miracle'." (

In 1983 Gold founded an own record label called RGM.Under this label released their only Lp in 1984.With the 11 melodic songs they can match any other bands in the early 80's. Their blissful synth-pop/new wave music contains fine vocal parts,brilliant keyboard solos,surprising rhythmic breaks and tone changes.Two of their songs "Future" and "Daytripper" demonstrated that they are not only a one hit wonder band.In the ballads "A Friend Departed" and "Spectres" the singer Clyde created a unique romatic atmosphere.

One of their tracks "Dumping-Cart Motion" appeared on The New Wave Complex - Volume 9
Their Lp is very rare,never released on CD


Anonymous robert poland said...

Sounds like a Heaven 17 or Fiction Factory - for me.

This is rare, very rare album.


1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Salty, thanks for posting this album and info about the band. I had never heard of them before. Fantastic album, loved it, seems the world missed out on another great record, hopefully thanks to your blog it will reach some of them now. Thanks so much for posting it, Gareth (in the UK)

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hej Salty:)
It's very nice & ...totaly unknown by me lp.
In fact - this sounds like a Heaven17 (Day Tripper - cover(?)
For me it's another WHITE CROW of the 80s.
Thank You Salty very much.
Best regards

11:23 AM  
Blogger Chubby Luv said...

Looking for a song by Prince - Erotic City (clean edit / radio edit). Looking to play it with the family in the auto.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@chubby luv

i have some versions of this song,but i dont know if any of them equal with your req. If you tell me how long is radio- or clean edit i will check them again:)

@Rob, Gareth and Kate

Hi friends, i have one more unknown pearl for you soon:)

best regards

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saltyka, could you please re-upload ABC's Skyscraping album, O.M.D.'s Architecture & Morality as well as O.M.D.'s Crush albums? Thanks in advance.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous pavelse said...

thank you Salty - great music on great site

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

youre warm welcome Pavelse:)


sure 1-2 weeks:)


10:17 AM  
Blogger Chubby Luv said...

Follow-up to the Prince song - Erotic City (clean edit / radio edit). Both versions say fu_k.
Some think the word is funk. Not sure how long the clean edit / radio edit is.
1993: B-Sides = 3:55
1996: Girl 6 Soundtrack = 3:55

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved their single Future, but missed to buy the album. Luckily, one week ago, I found this very nice record in a vinyl record shop here in Zurich. Lucky me, because the shop is closing today forever.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool article as for me. I'd like to read a bit more concerning this theme. Thanx for posting this data.
Joan Stepsen
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3:41 AM  
Blogger martin41smith said...

Thanx for this salty,my mate was just sorting out his vinyl and found a single by these,so i thought i would check em out!

11:06 AM  
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6:05 AM  

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