It was the design of the Art of Noise picture discs that initially drew my attention to the group back in1985. The singles were pinned to the wall at Good Vibrations Record store in Belfast. Behind the counter of course was Mr Hooley who schooled an aspirational vandal in the world of Paul Morley and the significance of the group.
This ZTT podcast from 2006 features a number of juicy Art of Noise tidbits pertaining to the sleevenotes from the And What Have You Done With My Body, God? boxset. If youve ever wondered about the ‘sample source’ of the car ignition on Close to the Edit, listen up. If you ever enjoyed the Art of Noise, Paul Morleys imagery, the music or the affect they had on Hip-Hop, take a nosey at these clips. The live set features some really nice freestyle piano on an extended Beatbox. #justsaying