Art of Noise
The Art of Noise were a music group who were active primarily, albeit intermittently, throughout the last two decades of the 20th century. They specialized in a genre known as synth-pop, and accordingly most of their songs were actually instrumentals. And they took home a Grammy Award in 1986 for their rendition of one classic instrumental, “Peter Gunn”.
In 1988, they also teamed up with singer Tom Jones to release a cover of Prince’s iconic song “Kiss”. The cover went on to become one of their most important hits.
All of the past members of Art of Noise are notable musicians in their own right. During the band’s heyday, its lineup consisted of Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, Gray Langan and Paul Morley. And the most-recognizable name amongst the crew would be one Trevor Horn who has won a number of high-level individual awards, most notably for his production skills. In 1998 Lol Creme also joined the Art of Noise, but the band only really lasted a couple more years thereafter.
From 1984 to 1999 the Art of Noise released five studio albums with their debut effort, “Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise”, being the most-successful out of the lot. Since then, they’ve become known as sort of a popular novelty act, and they’ve had a number of compilation albums released even after the turn of the century.