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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 3]

[…continued from previous post] “Because My Heart” began deceptively, with a series of descending, rather jazzy piano triplets before the surprising inclusion of a pedal steel guitar brought the melody to the table for this “after the affair” breakup song … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 2]

[…continued from post before last] It opened with China Crisis’s equivalent of an all-gunsblazing track. I will come right out and declare that I don’t think they have ever cut as fine a song as “Smile [What Kind of Love … Continue reading

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STOP PRESSES: Heaven 17 In USA For Two Shows Next Month!

I know we just started rambling about the latest China Crisis album, but today I’ll have to post this breaking news instead! Possibly the one band I now want to see live more than any other are Heaven 17. I … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 1]

China Crisis: Autumn In The Neighbourhood UK CD [2015] Smile [What Kind Of Love Is This] Down Here On Earth Autumn In The Neighbourhood Because My Heart Bernard Joy + The Spark Being In Love Fool My Sweet Delight Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 2]

<…continued from previous post> With “Dance Hall Days” breaking into the US Billboard Top 20 at #16, I expected better things from the follow up single, “Don’t Let Go.” I liked it more than the first hit. This was a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 1]

Wang Chung: Points On The Curve US CD [1984] Dance Hall Days Wait True Love The Waves Look At Me Now Don’t Let Go Even If You Dream Don’t Be My Enemy Devoted Friends Talk It Out My first exposure … Continue reading

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Seven CDs Of China Crisis For All

Gloryoski! It’s taken the patience of a saint, but next month Caroline International are gifting us with DLX RMs of the sacred first three China Crisis albums. I had given up hope on this notion many years ago. So much … Continue reading

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