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Record Review: ABC ★★★: “Sixty Seconds Later” B-Side Shines In Gold Vinyl

ABC★★★: Look Good Tonight – UK – 7″ [2022] Look Good Tonight Sixty Seconds Later It’s hard to believe that only eleven days ago we wrote about the desirable new 7″ by ABC★★★ that was bundled with the latest issue … Continue reading

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Want List: Red Noise Boxed Set Posits The Unimaginable Overstimulation Of “Sound On Sound” In Surround Sound

Gloryoski! When It rains, it pours! So many new releases to desire …and so little money to buy them. Here we are in the midst of re-flooring our modest home, and far more work than that as there are many … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two WOMADs: Classic 1982 Performances At 1st WOMAD Festival Coming To CD/LP

Back in 1980, Peter Gabriel was discussing musical options with the staff of The Bristol Recorder; an album-slash-magazine who had asked him for an interview and a few live tracks for their publication. One thing led to another and they … Continue reading

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Want List: Simple Minds’ 18th Opus, “Direction Of the Heart” In Pre-Order For October Release

Yesterday the unexpected news of a release date for the new Simple Minds album dropped. We will have our copies of “Direction of the Heart” on October 21st, 2022. Jim Kerr had been talking about this album that he and … Continue reading

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Want List: Long Time Coming Blondie BSOG Revisits Band’s “Classic” Era

Last week the big news was the long-awaited Blondie boxed set of god was finally announced for pre-0rder. But we’d just begun a dive into the Paul Haig box, then there was the death of Julee Cruise which couldn’t wait, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 4]

Disc four was a fascinating live album from a Japanese radio session for broadcast at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku in 1985 from the normally reluctant gigger where Haig performed in a Les Disques Du Crépuscule package tour with Anna … Continue reading

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Julee Cruise: 1956-2022

Today’s deeply sad news was that singer Julee Cruise has committed suicide, following several years of suffering from lupus as well as depression. She first came to my attention like most others, in the soundtrack to David Lynch’s arresting “Blue … Continue reading

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