Art Of Noise (he)art of noise, [The Art Of] Noise, A.O.N., An Art Of Noise, AON, Art Of Noise, Artofnoise, Artofnoise*, Artofnoise°, Arts Of Noise, he Art Of Noise, Heart Of Noise, Start Of Noise, The Art Of Noise!, The Metaphorical Art of Noise, The Moody Art Of Noise, The Noise Of Art, アート・オブ・ノイズ, ジ・アート・オブ・ノイズThe Art Of Noise, an art-pop group established in 1983, scored hits with "Beat Box", "Close (to the Edit)", "Moments in Love", "Paranoimia", and cover versions, with guest performers, of "Peter Gunn" and Prince's "Kiss". Often cited as a pioneer in commercial electronic music and sampling, The Art Of Noise used technology to rework the same recordings many times over, a novel approach at the time. Although only a relatively small amount of original material was commercially released during the project's active periods (1983–1989 and 1998–2000), the Art Of Noise's legacy includes scores of reissues, remixes, and compilations of previously released and unreleased material. The Art Of Noise began as a project of studio engineer Gary Langan and Fairlight sampler whiz J.J. Jeczalik, who were working together with producer/performer Trevor Horn and pianist/composer/arranger Anne Dudley on several of Horn's productions for other artists. Writer Paul Morley was brought in to tailor the group's image, which was at first that of a faceless "non-group" inspired by early 20th Century modernism. An acrimonious split in 1985 left Art Of Noise as a trio, sans Horn and Morley, and with a more tongue-in-cheek musical direction. Langan moved on amicably in 1987, leaving Dudley and Jeczalik to carry on until they, too, called it quits in 1990. In 1998, Horn, Dudley and Morley temporarily reformed The Art Of Noise with the addition of guitarist Lol Creme. The resulting album, The Seduction of Claude Debussy, was another attempt to raid the 20th Century's musical forms, this time focusing on the life and work of longtime influence Debussy. The group went dormant again in 2000. The name The Art of Noise comes from the Futurist artist and composer Luigi Russolo (1885-1947) manifesto "The Art of Noise", as a tribute his portrait silhouette is also show on the 12"sleeve of Legs.
Tom Jones Jones, Sir Tom Jones, T. Jones, T.J., TJ., Tom, Tom Jone, Tom Jones And Friends, Tome Jones, Tomem Jonesem', Ton Jones, Τομ Τζόουνς, Т. Джонс, Том Джонз, Том Джонс, Том Джонс, Съпр. Орк., トム・ジョーンズTom Jones, OBE (born 7 June 1940, Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh singer. In 1962, he became the frontman for Tommy Scott & The Senators, a Welsh beat group and recorded 4 demo tracks in the football changing rooms at Pontypridd YMCA, known as the "bathroom session". In 1963, as Tommy Scott & The Playboys, they recorded 7 demos for the producer Joe Meek. In 1964, the then Tommy Scott & The Squires, met Gordon Mills (2), who became Tom's manager from 1964-1986. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Albert Finney film Tom Jones, Mills made the decision to rename Jones. Mills also wrote and scored the first of Jones' many Transatlantic top 10 hits, "It's Not Unusual". By the end of the 1960s, Jones was a top 5 all-time Las Vegas headliner (1968-2010) and was playing sold out venues around the world. From 1969 until 1971, Jones had an internationally successful television show, This Is Tom Jones. Though his record sales tailed off during the mid-1970s, peaking in 1971 with his only US No. 1 hit, "She's A Lady", he remained a huge draw as a live performer. In 1970, Jones was the first solo performer to sell out Madison Square Garden. In 1979, he made his acting debut and starred in the made-for-TV movie, Pleasure Cove. A decade earlier, a press release was issued about a possible film starring Jones and Elvis Presley but this project was never realized. In 1986, Gordon Mills died and Jones' son Mark Woodward became his manager. In 1987, Jones returned to the UK and quickly re-established himself as a recording artist with a song that reached No. 2, "A Boy From Nowhere" (from the unstaged musical "Matador"). In 1988, he made his "comeback", collaborating with The Art Of Noise on "Kiss", written by Prince. It proved a worldwide hit and won an MTV award. The 1990s proved Jones' versatility as he collaborated with numerous well known artists, culminating with the 1999 album "Reload". It reached No. 1 in the UK (in both 1999 and 2000) and was awarded album of the year and became his biggest selling album to date (as of 2016). This was achieved without any US sales, as the album was not released in the US due to collaborating artist copyright restrictions. Jones was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1999 and knighted in 2006 for his services to music. In 2009, Jones headlined UK's Glastonbury Festival. With worldwide sales topping 400 million and counting, Tom Jones ranks among the top 10 biggest selling artists of all time. After nearly 60 years of marriage, his wife, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward passed away in April, 2016.