Category Archives: Assorted Images

Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Side two seemed to get off to a promising start with “Funny Funny Me.” Where else could one heard a song that featured both a rhumba beat and calliope? Clare Grogan swooped and swerved gamely with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Altered Images Pinky Blue 1982 2.5 So, with the release of their third single, “Happy Birthday,” Altered Images were thrust into the funhouse mirror world that accompanies having a single that reached number two in the … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 1]

Now that Altered Images have returned for that fourth album a mere 39 years after breaking up after their their album seemed to show their ability to land singles in the charts flagging dramatically, the appearance of album number four … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago Today, Simple Minds Changed Everything with “New Gold Dream [81,82,83,84]”

I was planning on starting a thread about another Scot band today but an email I received from a friend in the predawn hours [he was on OZ time…] alerted me to the salient fact that on this day in … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Has Been Gone For 25 Years Now… [part 1]

Part 1: My STUPID YEARS… Where does the time go? It feels like he just died last month. I can remember the awful pit in my stomach when I discovered, somehow, on the internet [which in 1997, I only had … Continue reading

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Breaking The Ice With Bette Bright…43 Years Later

I never heard Deaf School until sometime in the early 90s when a friend have me the US 2xLP compilation of “2nd Honeymoon/Don’t Stop The World” and I finally got to hear the fascinating group. Sure, I’d heard the name … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 4]

[…continued from last post] There were two violinists credited on “So Red The Rose.” It was that sort of album, so it’s hard to know if both were playing on the one track that featured them prominently or not. We’ll … Continue reading

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