History[edit source | edit]Edit
The band was formed by founding members Alix Plain (real name Alex Johnson) (guitars/vocals) and Danny Hampson (bass/backing vocals), originally called Luglo Slugs. After two more name changes, the band decided on the name Modern Eon and released their first record in late 1978 on the compilation album Street to Street: A Liverpool Album, along with Ged Allen (guitars/backing vocals), and Joey McKechnie (drums). After one self-released single, "Pieces" on Eon Records in 1979, they recorded the single "Euthenics" for Inevitable Records in 1980. Prior to the recording of their debut album, Allen and McKechnie left the band in 1980, and was replaced by Bob Wakelin (strings/vocals/percussion) and Tim Lever (guitars/saxophone), with Cliff Hewitt (drums) joining shortly thereafter. In early 1981 a re-recorded version of "Euthenics" was released on Dindisc followed by two more singles "Child's Play" and "Mechanic", and to much critical acclaim, their debut album Fiction Tales was released in mid 1981. After a tour was arranged that year, drummer Hewitt critically injured his wrist, leading them to go on tour using Hewitt's drum playing on a tape machine. By the end of 1981, while the band were working on demos for a second album, Modern Eon dissolved, never to release the follow-up album.
Discography[edit source | edit]Edit
Albums[edit source | edit]Edit
- 1981: Fiction Tales
Singles[edit source | edit]Edit
- 1979: "Pieces"
- 1980: "Euthenics" (Inevitable)
- 1981: "Euthenics" (Dindisc)
- 1981: "Child's Play"
- 1981: "Mechanic"