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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 3]

[…continued from last post] We just reviewed an album with a song titled “Tell Me Why” and here’s another one already in our queue. The songs could not be more different. Only the ubiquitous early 90s shuffle beat points back … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 2]

It’s Immaterial: House For Sale – UK – CD [2020] Summer Rain Kind Words Just North of here Downriver Tell Me Why Up On The Roof The Gift Of Rain I Can’t Sleep In My Dreams How Can I Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 1]

At the very least, It’s Immaterial can be said to have a public profile that comes with having a top 20 British single in the quixotic “Driving Away From Home.” That song was a  high point of the bathetic and … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After enduring “Sex [I’m a…]” then the album picks up the level of achievement considerably with a strong “side two.” “Masquerade” has always been my go-to Berlin song. From the pen of guitarist Chris Ruiz-Velasco, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 1]

Berlin: Pleasure Victim DLX RM – US – CD [2020] Tell Me Why 5:34 Pleasure Victim 3:50 Sex (I’m A…) 5:07 Masquerade 4:07 The Metro 4:10 World Of Smiles 3:51 Torture 2:40 Sex (I’m A…) (Single Remix) 3:31 Tell Me … Continue reading

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The Dury Is Out…But New Chaz Jankel Boxed Set Wraps Up His Full Solo Career

Chaz Jankel: Glad To Know You The Anthology 1980-1986 – UK – 5xCD [2020] CD 1: Chas Jankel Ai No Corrida Peace, At Last Just A Thought Lenta Latina Fuse Am I Honest With Myself Really? Reverie CD 2: Chasanova/questionnaire … Continue reading

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