Soundman Confidential

Luke "Skyscraper" James ~ Fashion

February 08, 2021 Frank X. Gallagher Season 1 Episode 11
Soundman Confidential
Luke "Skyscraper" James ~ Fashion
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Soundman Confidential
Luke "Skyscraper" James ~ Fashion
Feb 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
Frank X. Gallagher

Luke "Skyscraper" James fronted the band, Fashion, in the post-punk, late-seventies. Tune them as a hybrid of punk/primal-techno/and reggae sounds, often in the same track. Coming out of the Birmingham scene that produced bands like Duran Duran and a bunch of others, Fashion were signed to open for The Police on US and UK tours, playing with a host of other acts like Squeeze, The B-52's and Joy Division. After Fashion, Luke went into the long journey of being a musician without a deal, and finally settled in California where he lives today. He has written a memoir, Stairway To Nowhere, a tale of rock and roll madness, and the pursuit of fame. Currently, he plays in five-on line bands.  

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Luke "Skyscraper" James fronted the band, Fashion, in the post-punk, late-seventies. Tune them as a hybrid of punk/primal-techno/and reggae sounds, often in the same track. Coming out of the Birmingham scene that produced bands like Duran Duran and a bunch of others, Fashion were signed to open for The Police on US and UK tours, playing with a host of other acts like Squeeze, The B-52's and Joy Division. After Fashion, Luke went into the long journey of being a musician without a deal, and finally settled in California where he lives today. He has written a memoir, Stairway To Nowhere, a tale of rock and roll madness, and the pursuit of fame. Currently, he plays in five-on line bands.