Look what else came to light following the treasure trove of Be-Bop Deluxe and Lynyrd Skynyrd negatives hiding within the pages Guy Peellaert’s Rock Dreams…a host of Planet Wilson shots from a photo shoot to promote our albums, In The Best Of All Possible Worlds and Not Drowning But Waving. So, here we are, Hal and Grant and I.
The Planet Wilson were an indie rock band from Hull formed in 1985 by two former Red Guitars band members, Hallam Lewis (guitar and vocals) and Lou Duffy-Howard (bass). Described by Sounds’ David Cavanagh as ‘Crazy James Chance meets Holger Czukay’ they were signed to Virgin Records and released two albums in the late 1980s. They were joined by Grant Ardis and latterly for gigs by drummer Jonah Lacey-Hatton, sax and keyboard player James Gillespie, backing vocalist Alison Owen and percussionist Andrea Barbadori. In 1988 they released the album ‘In the Best of All Possible Worlds’ (produced by Steve Nye for Virgin Records) on which, according to Trouser Press, “…the three band members occasionally seem to be playing different songs”. In 1989 their second album ‘Not Drowning but Waving’ was released on Records of Achievement. With a cut out album sleeve raised from the fiery depths by Demon O’Connor, Trouser Press described the album as “uncommon pop music with claws”.
Have a look and a listen and see what you think…
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