MAD WORLD

Astrid and Bill were interviewed at length for a chapter in the book, Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s, by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein, with Foreword by Nick Rhodes and Afterword by Moby. Here's a link to the book web site. www.madworldbook.com/

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Crystal Ballroom Jan 2014

Animotion played the historic Crystal Ballroom in Portland OR on Jan 9. A great way to start the new year, 2014! For the first time ever, the band was joined on stage by a live horn section - Danny on sax, and Tim on Trombone. Added to Greg's synth horns, it was a memorable intro to Obsession.

Welcome 2014

It was 30 years ago, in 1984, that Animotion signed a contract and recorded the first album, including Obsession and Let Him Go. I'm glad that audiences still want to hear what we have to offer, and that I'm still playing with Astrid, Greg and Don, who were with me on that first album. Kevin Rankin has been drumming with us for 12 years now, and the bass spot has been filled recently by either my brother, Tad, or my son, Chris. When Don is busy with Rod Stewart, we often bring in another great player, Kevin Hahn. Incidentally, it was my brother Tad who introduced us to Don many years ago.

We are DIY

Animotion is a DIY, or "do-it-yourself" band. Like many bands, we are not supported by a record label at this time. This web site was built by us, with some expert help. We've just moved it to a faster server, and will be adding new content. The general idea is to keep our friends and fans informed regarding shows and news, and provide some historical information. We hope you enjoy what you find here. Thanks for stopping by. Bill