Russell Webb (musician)


Russell Webb (musician)

Russell Webb is a New Wave scotish bass guitarist who was member of bands like PVC2 (with Midge Ure), The Zones, The Skids, The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd., and collaborated with Richard Jobson and Virginia Astley, and The Who. It's known he is a video game designer and is retired from music. He was born in Glasgow.

lik and PVC2

In 1977, future Ultravox and Live Aid face, guitarist and singer Midge Ure, drummer Kenny Hyslop, keyboardist Billy McIsaac and bassist Jim McGinlay had commercial failures as a band, named Slik, of different styles like glam and soft rock and bugglegum pop, playing since 1975 different promising songs like "Forever And Ever" and "Requiem", but punk rock originated their falling, so McGinlay left early 1977. Webb replaced him and Slik changed their name to PVC2 and also their musical style to punk. It's unknown if McGinlay left or Webb replaced him when the band had that changes. PVC2 released one single, "Put You In The Picture", in 1977.

The Zones

By late 1977/early 1978, Webb and the rest of PVC2 called Alex Harvey's cousin Willie Gardner to replace Ure, who moved to Glen Matlock's Rich Kids, and founded The Zones. This band released different singles during 1978 and 1979 and one album called "Under Influence" in the latter year. The Zones failed to get sucess and split up shortly afterwards.

The Skids

Without Kenny Hyslop and Billy McIsaac, he joined The Skids halfway through their career in 1980, replacing co-founding member William Simpson. Webb performed on the last two Skids albums, The Absolute Game released in 1980 and 1981s Joy, which he also produced.

The Armoury Show

After The Skids broke up, he and Jobson along with guitarist John McGeoch (formerly of Magazine and Siouxsie and the Banshees) and drummer John Doyle (also of Magazine) formed The Armoury Show. They only recorded one album in their brief existence called Waiting for the Floods, which was critically acclaimed but a commercial letdown.


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