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No Joy In Shriekville…

It is with furrowed brow that I report that the Shriekback Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for an American tour in 2018 to progress from the UK/European dates they successfully raised funding for last year has ended in failure. Out … Continue reading

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Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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Want List: PiL Logo Gold on Red Tee Shirt

Did I mention that I wanted this…? It’s already pencilled into my budget for next week. Available in the Official PiL US webstore for the fair price of $27.00 if you are also inclined. – 30 –  

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Roxy Music BSOG Flash Sale Changes Everything…

Newsflash: “Roxy Music” BSOG now on sale at Amazon for $79 [i.e. what I was willing/expecting to pay for six years prior] Commenter Tim just sent me the notice that the 3xCD+DVD+Book edition of “Roxy Music” we just bemoaned was … Continue reading

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Roxy Music Delights + Infuriates With Boxed Set Of Eponymous Album

Six or seven years ago there was a buzz on the 40th Anniversary of Roxy Music’s debut album. There was no shortage of leaky tales of Boxed Sets Of God™  being prepared for it’s 40th “birthday.” It would be a … Continue reading

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OMD Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Book, Orchestra… and STANLOW!

We interrupt the loooooong OMD thread for some significant OMD news. Like another of my favorite bands [Simple Minds] this year is the group’s 40th anniversary. Simple Minds are doing a brief tour [now finished] with their new album played, … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 42]

[continued from previous post…do not adjust your browser] After the end of OMD MK II following the poor reception of “Universal” in 1996, Andy McCluskey found himself at a crossroads. It was the height of Britpop in the UK and … Continue reading

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