(Be-Bop Deluxe - caught somewhere in the middle)
Be-Bop Deluxe was one of those bands you hoped would have achieved massive success, but were just caught in that period of time where everything up and changed, and whatever momentum they had achieved quickly dissipated and the band broke up before they hit their stride. They had critical success but it didn't translate into commercial success and that wound up being a big problem.
They recorded several albums for EMI/Harvest and this track, Life In The Air Age came out in 1977 from the album Live In the Air Age. It was a modest success and the band did have a following primarily in the UK. But they never managed to make much of a dent in the U.S.
Be-Bop Deluxe broke up shortly after this album came out and the groups founder and lead guitarist Bill Nelson went on to form several other groups in the subsequent years.
Be-Bop Deluxe remains as something of a neglected bright spot in the annals of Rock. A talented band lead by an amazing guitarist that, for whatever reason, didn't match the success they should have received.
And left behind some great music.