[[caption-width-right:287:Geoff Downes (left) and Trevor Horn (right)]]

The Buggles were a band in the 1980s, recognized for the first video played on Creator/{{MTV}}, "Video Killed the Radio Star". Its members include Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, who both would contribute to the Music/{{Yes}} album ''Drama'' during the absence of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, the latter of whom would form the ProgressiveRock band Music/{{Asia}}. Horn would become one of the music industry's most in-demand producers and helped shaped the characteristic sound of '80s pop music.

They released only two albums, ''The Age of Plastic'' in 1980 and ''Adventures in Modern Recording'' in 1982.

!!! '''''Adventures in Modern Troping''''':
* EndOfAnAge: "Video Killed The Radio Star" (for radio), "Elstree" (for the British film industry).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The bass-heavy "I Love You Miss Robot" points towards their later contributions to the Yes album ''Drama'', which is stylistically similar.
* KissMeImVirtual: "I Love You Miss Robot".
* IconicItem: Trevor Horn's glasses, to the point where the cover of ''Adventures in Modern Recording'' features them prominently as a hint that Horn basically ''was'' The Buggles at that point.
* IAmTheBand: ''Adventures in Modern Recording'' is pretty much a Trevor Horn solo album, as Geoff Downes had joined Asia.
* LyricalDissonance (if not outright HypocriticalHumor): Pretty much their entire output was synthesised shiny hypermodern machine pop... bemoaning the impact of technology on modern life.
* RaygunGothic: Most of their lyrics.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: They did, though whoever designed their sleeves didn't always.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Trevor Horn's production work is arguably The Buggles with different people fronting it.
** The 2011 Yes album ''Fly from Here'', with Downes playing keyboards and Horn producing, is largely made up of unused Buggles songs, notably the 24-minute title suite (albeit with new additions from Chris Squire and Steve Howe).
* TitleTrack: ''Adventures In Modern Recording''.