|Brooke Shields. Photo by Theo Westenberger, 1975|
Be Bop Deluxe : Maid in Heaven
Unsatisfied with Be Bop Deluxe's debut album, Axe Victim, guitar hero Bill Nelson completely exchanged his back up musicians with two members of Cockney Rebel and drummer Simon Fox. Roy Thomas Baker was brought on board to produce Futurama, released in July of 1975. Nelson's shimmering guitar and double tracked vocals are again the highlights of this art rock/ post glam work. Two songs stand out: the UK#36 single "Maid in Heaven" and the heavy-riffing "Sister Seagull" which ends with Nelson's guitar mimicking the cries of the sea bird.