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We are satellite paradiso

 

John Ashton has been a musical icon since the punk era, when The Psychedelic Furs became hitmakers as well as critical darlings, and their song, “Pretty in Pink,” transcended the world of pop music to become the title of a John Hughes film and a generation’s catchphrase. 

Satellite Paradiso gives Ashton a new platform, liberating him to go wherever his imagination takes him. The music explodes in the kind of glorious, insanely catchy, melodic rush that typifies the best of The Furs, while clearly setting its own agenda for the future.

Powerhouse vocalist Fred Schreck (The Ancients, Crush), bassist Robert Burke Warren (The Fleshtones) and drummer Frank Coleman (Jayne County, Bentmen) complete the core of the live band.  


Guitar / John Ashton
Vocals, Guitar / Fred Schreck
Bass, Vocals / Robert Burke Warren
Drums / Frank Coleman

 

 
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Music

by Satellite Paradiso

The critically acclaimed debut album by SATELLITE PARADISO, the new all-star project from John Ashton, formerly of The Psychedelic Furs.

Includes bassists Sara Lee (Gang of Four, B-52s) and Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz); drummer Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke); guitarist Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From the Tombs); Mercury Rev's Anthony Molina and Jonathan Donahue; Flo & Eddie’s Mark Volman (The Turtles, Frank Zappa, T.Rex); and original Furs members Duncan Kilburn (sax) and Roger Morris (guitar, keys) - just to name a few.

VIDEO

TOUCH THE SKY . LIVE AT THE IRIDIUM

 ANGELIC . LYRIC Video by FRANK COLEMAN

 TOUCH THE SKY . Video by Dave “Trippy” Furneaux

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PRESS

"A monstrous, swaggering wall of sound." - Vive Le Rock (UK)

"With its virtuoso riffs, sonic swirls, sassy sax, melancholic cello and powerful vocals, SATELLITE PARADISO is music of the highest calibre." - Manchester Review (UK)

"John Ashton unveils SATELLITE PARADISO, a long-gestating all-star project that explores cosmological questions uniting science, nature, and temporality with a totalizing virtuosity. Distortion becomes a palpable electromagnetic field as Ashton embarks on a Dante-esque sonic journey through a rhythmic wormhole in space-time that leads somewhere between 1984 and a timeless utopian future." -- Aidan Levy, THE VILLAGE VOICE

"SATELLITE PARADISO is clearly a labour of musical love. How John Ashton has managed to cajole and inspire such a plethora of talent on to one album is quite awe inspiring... This record floats and it kicks and it bites, but it always feels like it is involving you. I listened to it and almost felt like I was on it. " - Ian Hunter (Sabotage Times)

"Is there an elephant in the room? Let’s get it out-of-the-way – Fred Schreck holds his own in comparison to the great Richard Butler. There is a definite ‘Furs vibe on several tracks, but SATELLITE PARADISO are forging new paths while retaining elements of the contributors’ past projects. All 10 tracks are immediately resonant and call for repeated plays." - Jason's Jukebox

"With Fred Schreck on vocals, the album rockets to invincible heights. As a frontman, Fred Schreck is a force of nature, whose rich vocals are a powerhouse amongst a million electric currents. As an album, SATELLITE PARADISO is a musical wonder, music to completely submerge yourself in and feel every quiver of emotion and be in awe of its dexterity." - Manchester Review (UK)

"From power pop to rock 'n' roll aggression, this is a project just itching for airplay." - Vive Le Rock (UK)

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FANS

A roll call of our closest friends: the people who believed in us, right from the start, and gave generously to help get this Satellite airborne!

THANK YOU!

Eric Acosta . Kim Gabriel Acosta . Anne Dunlop Adamson . Taylor Adkins . Adrian Ainsworth . Malaika King Albrecht . RuthAnn Alexander . Mark Allen . Steven Almaas . John Altyn . Dave Ambrose . Ron Amesz . Sean Andersson . Dorian Angello . Katie Arnold . Keith Arsenault . Donna Atkinson . Steve Baade . John Backhouse . Charles Baldwin III . Marlene Balle . Eon Ballinger . Ana Ban . Kenn Bannerman . Ian Barbour . Chistophe Barry . Foster Bass . Eunice Baugh . Robert Baurkot . Jeff Baust . Johnny Bean . Scott Beck . Boris Beeli . Kevin J Behan . Peri Belanger . Patrick Bellina . Jill Beninato . Maggie Bennett . Martin Benson . Michael Berg . Bruce C Bergmann . Susan Berry . Brian Bickel . Joshua Bishop . Keith Bohanan . Derrick Borte . Innes Bowman . Robert Bowman . James Boyle . Stuart Breingan . John Brennan . Jason Brill . Mike Brill . David Brouillette . David P Brown . Philippe Brun . Frances Buda . Jimmy Buff . Scott Burdulis . Kevin Burke . Hugo Burnham . John Burrows . Timothy Burrows . Wolfgang Busch . Brian Buteau . Gary Butler . Simon Butler . Elizabeth Butterfield . Tracy Bychowski . Chuck Cahill . Bob Camberlain . Jennifer Carlson . Gilles Carreau . Michel Carreau . Pascal Carreau . Laurie Carroll . Laurence Cavanaugh . Albert Celani . Joyce Cerchio . Bob Cerny . Ana Cerro . David Champion . Knox Chandler . William Chaplain ll . Mark Charles . Joseph Chromy . Peggy Ciupinski . June Clark . Mark Colan . Frank Coleman . Tim Comiskey . Joan G Conroy . John Corrigan . Kimanne Corrigan . Stephen Corsale . Joe Costa . Fiona L Cottrell . Bonnie Criscione-Brown . Martin Dade . Daniel Dai . Susan Darcy . William Davies . Lillian Davis . Russell Davis . Giacomo De Thomatis . Cora Deacon . Tim DeCasper . Baz Dedhevan . Fernando E Delfin Garcia . Anitra DeLorenzo . Terry Divelbliss . Paul Doliner . Michael D. Dolsey . Anna Dorfman . Gail Ann Dorsey . Tom Dukes . Elizabeth Duncan . Matt Duncan . Liz Duncan-Gilmour . Dennis Easley . Catherine Ann Edmonds . Tom Eisner . Mitch Emoff . Brian Emrich . Alyssa Ross Eppich . Anne B Etheridge . Anton Evans . Bambi Everson . Andrew Fallon . Rayann Fatizzi . Big Paul Ferguson . Luis Ferreira . Bridget Ferrigan . Allen Edgar Fields . Julia Figueras Bacon . Amy E. Fisher . Maralyn Fisher . Finola Fitzclarence . Mary Fitzgerald . Robert Fontaine . John Foster . Michael Franklin . David Freshman . David Furneaux . Reeves Gabrels . Scott Gagnon . John Gaines . Rosanne Gangi-Gaertner . Cindy Cox Garrard . Donald Garrett . Paul Gaudreau . Wayne Geist . Crystal Geller . Daniel Geller . Lisa Geller . Michael Giammanco . John Gloeckner . Rich Godsil . Michael Goldale . Carlos Gomez . Bruce Gordon . Colleen Gorman . Wade Gradia . Jonathan J. Green . Steven Grieb . Byron Grimes . Ed Gumbrecht . Frances Gunderud . Al Habit . Alan Hague . Tim Halle . Deirdre Hammer . Jeremy Hanson . Paul Harding . Mike Harrell . Will Harris . Carla Renee Harvey . Robert Hervey . Shaun Histed-Todd . John Holdom . Debra Bohon Hoover . Robert Horton . Karen Howard . Lee Howard . Melissa Howard . Patrick Howard . Andre Huckvale . Clarke Hume . Patrick Hume . Phil Hunt . Ian Hunter . John III . Sabine Isbanner . Philip Jacques . Mark Jamil . David Jarrett . Michael Johngren . Heather Johnson . Laurie Johnson . Mariah Johnson . Rena Johnson . LW Jolly . William Jones . Bill Kallay . Karsten Kambach . John Kane . Cathleen Karlsson . Yael Kasakove . George Kazepis . Eric Kehs . Duncan Kilburn . Sean T. Kimball . Karl Kimbler . Margit Kinsella . Amy L. Klar . Reinhold Kleber . Sean Koepenick . Frank Kolbmann . Larry Kolbmann . Sheila Korel . Scott Kozlowskio . Kevin Kraft . Pierre L’Allier . Christina Lancaster . Richard Larsen. Edward Laurent . Tasha Lawrence . Annemarie Lawson . Gary E. Lee . Sara Lee . Joseph Levy . Terry Lewis . Simon Lewry . Jennifer Ley . Steve Lillywhite . Don Linde . Michael Lokensgard . Page Londrey . Francois Long . Gregory Lopez . Franchot Lubin . Pat Ludwig . Astrid Lyons . Ralph Machmot . Vicki Mack . Miss A Macpherson . Ian Malcolm . Gregg Man . Cate Manochio . Scott Manson . Solange Marie Marcel . Jason Markham . Adam Martin . Pablo Martin . Yannick Massenot . Chris Maxwells . Tony McCulloch . Tim McDermott . Jen McDonnell . Aine B. McEvoy . Claire McEvoy . Patricia Mcevoy . Mike McGonigle . Patrick McGowan . George McGuire . Bill McIntyre . Ryk McIntyre . Patrick McMullen . John Means . Kim Merital . Susan Metheral . Paul Milazzo . Christina Milstein . Brooke A Mitchell . Resa Moore . Jenny Moreland . Blake Morgan . Roger Morris . Alan Mossoff . Andreas Mueller . Tony Murphy . Karen Naff . Jeff Naparstek . Jerry Nickel . Mark Northey . Steve Norton . Brian Nowitzki . John O’Brien . Kevin O’Callaghan . Roger O’Donnell . Ronan O’Loughlin . Michael O’Neill . Kazuhiro Okubo . Dawna Olson . Per G. Olsson . Jordan Orleans . Melvyn Orton . Robert Ostrow . Mr K Papaefstathiou . Toni Pappas . Andrea Parkowski . William Parsons . Rajesh Patel . James Paterson . Mark Paterson . Kevin Patrick . Macon Patten . Chris Pawlik . Darren Peace . Marcus Pereira . Alexandra Perrignon . Ken Pine . Jeff Pitocchelli . John Pobjoy . Andrew Porter . Maxamilli Poynton . Jeneen Preciose . Evelyn Preston . Michele Quan . Brendan Quinn . Kate Raisz . Doug Redler . Michael Reed . Tammie Reed . Elizabeth Reineke . David Stig Renton . Ros Rice . Steve Ring . David Roberts . Tommy Rodgers . Benji Rogers . Michael Rogers . Janet Rosado . Jeffrey Rosati . Mrs. J. Rose . Terrance Ross . Elizabeth Rossi . Kevin S. Ruttan . Paul Sabo . Rob Sacher . Jan Saghaug . Sharon Samels . Martin Sandahl . Colin Satchell . Sean Savanah . Gavin Sawyer . Ken Scales . Mimi Scanlon . Andrew Scarlett . Scott Schiaffo . Pamela Schmeckpeper . Anthony A. Schreck . Karen Schreck . Stephen Schreck . Stefan Schruff . Elmar Schwill . James M Scott . Michael Scudillo . Tom Semioli . Eugene Shaw . Maureen Sheedy . Maureen Sheedy . Nathan Sheridan . Duane Sherwood . Ian M. Shipp . Chloe Shulsinger . Carlos Remartinez Siguenza . Beth Simmons . Lisa Skeen . Dee Slade . Adam Smith . Alexander Smith . Baron Brandon Smith . Daniel Smith . Ewan Smith . Wes Smith . Douglas Snodgrass . Mike Snowden . Michael Solomon . Diane Solyan . David Sprouse . Jess Stackpole . Henry Stallings . John Stegmayer . MacKenzie Stewart . Milo Stewart . Martin Stiles . Patrick Stirrat . Maggie Stocks . Wayne Stonecipher . Gretchen Straughan . James M. Straus . Laura Stubecki . Rob Sullivan . CJ Swanson . Caroline Sweeney . Erik Swenson . Doug Sypeck . Audrey Taormina . Roger Tasker . Frank Teger . Craig Thomas . Howard Thompson . Edward Timek . Lori Frame Toombs . Karen Tozzi . Phillip Traylor . Marc A Turina . Jukka Tuutti . H Van Den Brink . Eva van der Valk . Sue Van Hecke . Charles Vensel . Scott Vento . Morgan Visconti . Jenn Vix . Krista Vollack . William Walker . Jim Wall . Peter Wason . Bill Welch . Paul Weston . John Whalen . Sarah Whitmore . Paul J Whitrow . Dean Wicks . Theresa Widmann . Alison Williams . Jennifer Willis . Gregory Wilson . Mike Wines . Zachariah Wiser . Ann Witcomb . William Wrenn . Michael Yob . Anthony Yowell . Francis Zera . Stefano Zuppet

If you have any corrections, additions or deletions, please feel free to email us here and we’ll do our best to get them fixed promptly. Thank you!