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The Early Days – Art Nouveau – ‘Enemies’

April 10, 2012

In the days prior to Limahl joining the band, Kajagoogoo performed and recorded under the name Art Nouveau.  The group went on to release the single Fear Machine in 1981, before recruiting the fifth member that would change both their name and their fortunes forever…

Recordings by Art Nouveau are relatively rare.  Most common is the Fear Machine single and its B-side Animal Instincts which, although scarce, are still the most common in terms of availability.  However, with only 1000 copies pressed, don’t expect to see too many for sale!

There is also a bootleg recording entitled Art NouveauLive which is a great thing to own but again rather hard to obtain.

In addition to the above, there are other lesser known tracks, most of which date back to recording sessions at London’s Blackwing Studios in 1979.  For those of you that have never heard these scarce tracks, KajaFax presents ‘Enemies’ brought to you courtesy of Gimpy Dak.

If you enjoyed that and you want to hear more Art Nouveau, please check out these KajaLinks for more great content:

Bob Brown Interview

Fear Machine 2000

Art Nouveau Rehearsal Footage 1979

To round off today’s entry in fine style; here is what we consider to be Art Nouveau’s finest moment……Fear Machine.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Denny permalink
    April 12, 2012 5:52 pm

    I love the early AN stuff. It’s not the sort of thing I would have listened to had it not been for the Kajagoogoo connection but it grows on you. Mind you it would take a very long time for In The Park to grow on me. My friends little boy loves it though and has to hear it every morning before heading to school. LOL

  2. Kevin permalink
    December 2, 2013 4:34 pm

    Morning alll….I do not know if i have mentioned this somewhere else on here however since moving to New Zealand 5 years ago i have managed to aquire “another” copy of artnouveau fearmachine 7″ (who would of thought a copy would end up all the way out here ! ) Anyway , if any other fans out there are interested then please let me know and i am sure we can do a deal…Cheers.

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