Be-Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved
critical acclaim and
moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.
The band's sound emerged as a mixture of glam rock, prog rock and
and roll. Science Fiction imagery was common in Bill Nelson's
lyrics, along with the more
traditional themes of love and the human condition (albeit often
hidden beneath Nelson's
quirky lyrical and musical metaphors.
Drastic Plastic, recorded under the influence of punk, New Wave
and David Bowie's Berlin
albums was a substantial stylistic change from the
progressive/guitar rock of the early