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Moroder Week: Day 4 – Berlin – No More Words 12″

While I’d first heard Berlin in late 1981 when their self-released single of “The Metro” made it onto WUSF-FM to ensnare me without ever finding a copy [that was affordable], I next ran across the band when Enigma Records had … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 3 – Nina Hagen – Zarah 12″

Following the acid-drenched splendor of “Nunsexmonkrock,” Nina Hagen might have been shocked to still have a contract with CBS records in America.  So in that framework, maybe her linkup with Moroder on the following album wasn’t all that left field. … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 2 – JAPAN – Life In Tokyo 12″

After the bombshell of “I Feel Love” hit with a thunderclap in 1977, lots of acts wanted to work with the Italian producer. Sparks were among the first, but so were JAPAN, the cult [with a lower case “c”] glam … Continue reading

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Right When We Need Them Most, Heaven 17 Tour North America in 2020

Hot on the heels of their third US appearance at 80s Weekender #9 in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater on February 15th, long time favorites Heaven 17 will undertake an actual North American Tour. I didn’t get too worked … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 1 – Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race 12″

Don’t you think it’s time we had another of the random theme weeks we sometimes investigate here at PPM? I’ve been feeling in a decidedly Giorgio Moroder mood lately, so we’ll go there. Actually, there are so many great Moroder … Continue reading

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Record Review: Steven Jones + Logan Sky – “Rare” Vol. 2 V.I.P. Cassette

Steven Jones + Logan Sky : Rare Vol. 2 UK CASS [2020] Deluxe Tourist The Now Crowd (fast shutter) The Language Of Intrigues This Space is Transforming Supply Pre:Order Black Clouds (dub mix) Paint & Porno (on tape) Rotating Angels … Continue reading

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Record Review: Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up UK 12″

Thompson Twins: You Take Me Up UK 12″ [1984] You Take Me Up/Machines Take Me Over Down Tools Leopard Ray Passion Planet I somehow knew when I saw the video clip for “Hold Me Now” a few months before it … Continue reading

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