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Record Review: Au Pairs – Diet/It’s Obvious

Au Pairs: Diet/It’s Obvious UK 7″ [1980] Diet It’s Obvious Wow, I really remember seeing the debut album by the Au Pairs all over every import bin in town back in late ’81-early ’82. Considering that the band were on … Continue reading

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Record Review: Yello – Desire

YELLO: Desire UK 12″ [1985] Desire [Extended Version] Oh Yeah (Indian Summer) ‘The Stella Suite Pt 2’ [Extended Version] Collecting Yello meant that I would end up with a lot of releases from mostly three countries since their market was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard Houghton: OMD – Pretending To See The Future

This Day In Music Books | 2018 | 449 pp. While the OMD book shipped late last year, the time to read it had been scant this year and I only recently finished it! I took an immediate shine to … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Now we get to the crux of the matter. No matter how proper it was to hear the original album that Duffy wanted to release, I had the two “new” songs on singles as B-sides. What … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from last post] A larger contrast between the introspective and somber cut “The Postcard” and the following “Seventeen” could not be more profound. This was originally slated as the pre-release single when Indolent was going to release the album; … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM

Stephen Duffy: I Love My Friends DLX RM UK 2xCD [2019] CD 1 : orignial album Tune In The Deal Eucharist Mao Badge Lovers’ Beware In The Evening Of Her Day Holding Hands With Grace The Postcard Seventeen Twenty Three … Continue reading

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Mary Ocher + Your Government @ The Grey Eagle | Asheville – 5-30-19

I first heard of Mary Ocher when she used the contact form of this website to ask me a question three years ago. She was getting ready to go into the studio to record an album with Hans Joachim Irmler … Continue reading

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