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Record Review: Information Society – Looking Better In The Rearview Mirror

I first encountered Information Society with their indie single “Running” on 12″ came out while I was still in college.  I remember it getting ink in the Billboard dance music column by Brian Chin that I read every week while … Continue reading

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REDUX: Nunsexmonkrock – If Nina Hagen’s Next Album Was “Fearless” Then How Do We Describe This One?

October 2, 2014 Nina Hagen/Nina Hagen Band: Nunsexmonkrock/Nina Hagen Band US CD [1991] Antiworld Smack Jack Taitschi-Tarot Dread Love Future Is Now Born In XIXAX Iki Maska Dr. Art Cosma Shiva UFO TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope) Superboy African Reggae … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Simple Minds VS OMD Boxed Sets Due October 4th!

Holy frijoles! You take a day off blogging to work extra hard, and all heck breaks loose with one’s favorite bands. Let’s discuss this in the order that I found out about it. Today both OMD and Simple Minds have … Continue reading

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REDUX: Bryan Ferry Speaks

September 24, 2014 The trip to Chicago was an excellent quick jaunt full of art, fellowship, and Mr. Ferry in a rare casual moment as the catalyst. After flying into Chicago [special thanks to Soft Cell and… Led Zeppelin for … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Slits Double Peel Sessions UK CD

The Slits: The Peel Sessions UK CD [1989] Love And Romance Vindictive New Town Shop Lifting So Tough Instant Hit FM I first heard The Slits on WPRK-FM college radio in maybe 1980-81. They played their amazing cover of “I … Continue reading

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Record Review: Elektric Music – Crosstalk GER CD5

Elektric Music: Crosstalk GER CD5 [1992] Crosstalk Intercomix Baby Come Back Context can change everything. In 1981, Kraftwerk released what is largely considered the last of their “imperial period” albums. Then, the progress of this most progressive of bands seemed … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Richards – ABC The Annotated Discography

David Richards: ABC – The Annotated Discography In a world without the gatekeepers we grew up with, we have few limitations. Anyone, with the determination [and modest funding], can carve out a niche in which to build their own personal, … Continue reading

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