Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Video Killed The Radio Star  by The Buggles The record was released in 1979, on the Island record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a vintage portable television.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan The Buggles, English New Wave, Television, MTV or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Video Killed The Radio Star
Media Artist/s: The Buggles
Record Label: Island
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Electronic / Synth-Pop

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The Buggles – The Artist/s

The Buggles were an English new wave band formed in London in 1977 by singer and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes. They are best known for their 1979 debut single “Video Killed the Radio Star”, which topped the UK Singles Chart and reached number one in 15 other countries and was chosen as the song to launch MTV in 1981. The duo released their first album, The Age of Plastic, in January 1980 with “Video Killed the Radio Star” as its lead single. Soon after the album’s release, Horn and Downes joined the progressive rock band Yes.

Video Killed The Radio Star – The Song

“Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1979. It was recorded concurrently by Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album English Garden and by British new wave/synth-pop group the Buggles, which consisted of Horn and Downes (and initially Woolley). The Buggles’ version of the track was recorded and mixed in 1979, released as their debut single on 7 September 1979 by Island Records, and included on their first album The Age of Plastic. The backing track was recorded at Virgin’s Town House in West London, and mixing and vocal recording was done at Sarm East Studios. The song relates to concerns about, and mixed attitudes towards 20th-century inventions and machines for the media arts. Musically, the song performs like an extended jingle.

The Vintage Television – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a vintage portable television dating back to circa. 1970. A television set or television receiver, more commonly called a television, TV, TV set, telly, or tele, is a device that combines a tuner, display, and loudspeakers, for the purpose of viewing and hearing television broadcasting through satellites or cables, or viewing and hearing a computer. Introduced in the late 1920s in mechanical form, television sets became a popular consumer product after World War II in electronic form, using cathode ray tube (CRT) technology. The addition of colour to broadcast television after 1953 further increased the popularity of television sets in the 1960s, and an outdoor antenna became a common feature of suburban homes.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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