He was very keen to do something substantial and liked what we were into. With no disrespect to John Foxx, Midge was a real singer, as opposed to someone who shouted with attitude. To be a great singer, you have to be gifted the raw talent to begin with. My background had given me many experiences of working with good guitarists, as well as being lucky enough to encounter a LP truly great ones.
As for Ure? Ultravox seemed, from the outside looking in, like a Saturday job. He was working with Visage and Ultravox while popping up in the middle of Thin Lizzy I kid you not and… well, you get the idea. I suppose the rest of the band saw Ure as a bit of a meal ticket, in the nicest possible way. Ure had already tasted success with Visage. Maybe he could be a commercial saviour?
They certainly hoped so, they already owed a hell of a lot of money. Ure had to settle into the Ultravox band in the full glare of publicity.
He also had to wrench respect from a fan base who just waved goodbye to their beloved frontman. I preferred him without the facial hair but he seemed to grow it to achieve instant maturity and a sense of self worth and seriousness.
As a means, if you will, of not looking like a 12 year old. Whereas, to many and to me, he looked like a 12 year old with a moustache. Of course, Ure was much more than that. More than the image and the frivolities and the tactical facial hair. This was a serious musician, an artist who wrote his own songs, was bursting with creative ideas, knew the market, was actually a savvy player and recognised how the music machine worked and yearned to take this band down a pathway that he forged, that he pioneered and that he controlled.
Ultravox was a completely different animal under Ure. Ultra-Foxx had gone for good. Ure wanted commercial success. Obviously, beyond his mortality, Mick is most concerned for his wife and son. You are encouraged to donate to the Mick Karn Appeal and send any personal messages to Mick at his official website. This will be populated by my writing about music primarily from the The Voice - Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Vinyl period of my greatest interests.
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