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/
Oregon Music News has posted an interview with Bill, in advance of the upcoming Animotion show in Portland. It's an extensive overview of his experience with the band, then and now. Here's a link to that article: http://oregonmusicnews.com/2014/01/07/thirty-years-animotion-interview-b...
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.
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