Neo is a 1979 music album by the american punk musician Ian North and can be also his first debut solo album. It was recorded in 1978 in Ian Gillan's studio and released in 1979 by Aura records. Although the album was released as a solo work of Ian North, he recorded it along three session musicians: Steve Byrd on guitar, John McCoy on drums and Bryson Graham on drums, forming Neo, as a semi-band, because they were paid by North. Many songs were written by North while the band was composed by him and the brothers Robin and Paul Simon and were played in gig with that line-up, the first of the band, during 1977, but in early 1978 Robin Simon quit and joined Ultravox and, shortly afterwards, his brother Paul was sacked by North and joined Cowboys International.
North said in a 2007 interview, while the album was recorded, ex Deep Purple Ian Gillan was seeing Neo, and after the recording was finished, Byrd, McCoy and Graham left North, because Gillan invited to them to join his fledgling band Gillan. Shortly afterwards, North renewed Neo with true band members until 1978 when North returned to USA.
It wasn't released on CD.