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Title: The Age Of Plastic
Artist: The Buggles
Type: Studio Album
Released: 1980
Recorded: 1979
Length: 47:43
Label: Island
Producer: Trevor Horn


The Age Of Plastic was the first album released by synthpop group The Buggles, which consisted of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes. The album is a concept album, with themes of intense nostalgia and anxiety about the possible effects of modern technology. It followed the success of their first single, "Video Killed The Radio Star" (1979), which had reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart. Three other singles ("Living In The Plastic Age", "Clean, Clean" and "Elstree") were released from the album, but met with considerably less success.

Track Listing Edit

  1. Living In The Plastic Age (5:12)
  2. Video Killed The Radio Star (4:08)
  3. Kid Dynamo (3:27)
  4. I Love You (Miss Robot) (4:55)
  5. Clean, Clean (3:53)
  6. Elstree (4:27)
  7. Astoboy (And The Proles On Parade) (4:48)
  8. Johnny On The Monorail (5:26)

Bonus Tracks Edit

  1. Island
  2. Technopop
  3. Johnny On The Monorail (A Very Different Version)

Musicians Edit

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