Category Archives: Blast From The Past

REDUX: Steel Cage Match – Simple Minds VS U2

September 24, 2013 Sure, sure. We all acknowledge that there’s a weird, almost reciprocal relationship between U2 and Simple Minds. I can’t shake the feeling that the each band has somehow used the other for artistic inspiration and that were it a … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Mid-80s Malaise: 1983 – The Year David Bowie Became Fallible

July 22, 2013 What was it about the mid-80s that made it the harbinger of artistic disaster for so many artists that I had previously thought the world of? By 1985, there seemed to be a perfect storm of political … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – Holly Beth Vincent – Demos Federico

May 7, 2013 Holly + The Italians: Demos Federico US 2xCD [2002] Disc 1 It’s Only Me [Demo Version] Fanzine [Demo Version] Chapel Of Love [Demo Version] One More Dance [Demo Version] Honalu [Demo] Unoriginal Sin [Demo] Where Baby Walks … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – King Crimson – Discipline

March 14, 2013 King Crimson: Discipline US LP [1981] Elephant Talk Frame By Frame Matte Kudasai Indiscipline Thela Hun Ginjeet The Sheltering Sky Discipline 1981 was a heck of a year for music. One of the shocks that it held … Continue reading

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REDUX: Book Review: Richard Barone – Frontman | Surviving The Rock Star Myth

February 1, 2013 I always liked Richard Barone. I remember seeing a bit of the primeval video clip for his band The Bongos’ early single of T-Rex’s “Mambo Sun” and noting the band’s coolness. Around the same time [late ’81] … Continue reading

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REDUX: REVO Remastering: Fiction Factory – Ephemeral [REVO 035]

January 7, 2013 Fiction Factory – Ephemeral CD [2006] Ghost of Love [ext. ver.] 
The Other Side of Grey 
Old Game, Blue Flame 
Everyone But You This Is 
All Or Nothing [ext. ver.] 
Dreaming of Someone 
Not the Only One … Continue reading

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REDUX: Bryan Ferry/John Foxx – Late Bloomers Born Today

September 26, 2012 Today marks two significant birthdays for The Monk. Born three years apart in Post-War England were two of my most significant recording artists. Whole crucial chunks of the contents of my Record Cell Core Collection were recorded or … Continue reading

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