Modern Eon

Danny is a founder member of seminal 80’s post-punk band Modern Eon.

2021 saw the 40th anniversary of the release of Modern Eon’s iconic Fiction Tales album. An extended reissue including bonus tracks of previously unreleased recordings has been compiled by Cherry Red Records for a December 16th 2022 release.

The album is the subject of Andrew Keeling’s  Musical Guide To Modern Eon published by Spaceward.

As far as I was concerned one band always came to mind as standing out from the rest. That band was easily Liverpool’s best-kept musical secret – Modern Eon.”

Andrew Keeling

Excerpts of Danny’s Q&A with Andrew are in the Musical Guide and his full interview can be found here.

‘Child’s Play’ was included in the 2018 soundtrack of the skateboarding video “BLESSED” featuring many skaters. Watch the trailer here and check out Bloby’s Instagram here

Bass guitar: Danny Hampson
Keyboards: Bob Wakelin **
Vocals, lyrics and guitar: Alex Che Johnson
Drums/percussion: Cliff Hewitt
Guitar and saxophone: Tim Lever

**Bob Wakelin sadly passed away in January 2018.  He was noted for his art and design work on Ocean Software and Imagine video game covers. Bob’s illustrations also featured in Marvel graphic novels and in numerous publications. 

Listen to Fiction Tales

Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

Listen to the BBC Radio 1 Richard Skinner session

Listen to the Pink Studio recordings (Liverpool, May 1982)

Audio restoration by Dave Lloyd of The Suns
Remastered by Andy Patterson

Modern Eon - Fiction Tales

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View Danny’s Modern Eon photo album on Flickr:

Buy the 2022 special reissue here.