Category Archives: Blast From The Past

Redux: I Was A Token New Waver…

July 25, 2014 I’ve written in the past about the curious phenomenon of False New Wave®, which got pretty rampant during the salad days of the trend. We were treated to the spectacle of rawk stars a generation older adopting … Continue reading

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Redux: Remastering – The Complete Faith Global

July 22, 2014 Faith Global: Earth Report UK 12″ [1982] Earth Report Coded World Love Seems Lost Faith Global: The Same Mistakes UK LP [1983] The Same Mistakes Forgotten Man Hearts & Flowers Knowing The Way Love Seems Lost Coded … Continue reading

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REDUX: Humpe Humpe – The 3 Of Us

July 1, 2014 Humpe Humpe: 3 of us US 12″ [1985] 3 Of Us [Fun Girl 3 Mix] 3 Of Us [4 Your Club Mix] Yama-Ha 3 Of Us [Instrumental Dub] This was a record that blindsided me at the … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Day Ozzy Went New Wave…And Disco!

March 4, 2014 I was never really a Black Sabbath fan. Sure, sure. I had a compilation I wanted for my birthday at age eleven with the excellent single “Paranoid” on it, but as the eighties dawned, I much preferred … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Blue Monday Ripoffs

March 3, 2014 It was almost 31 years prior to the day when  the seminal New Order single “Blue Monday” was initially released. The 12″ sporting a floppy disc inspired sleeve was issued by Factory on March 3, 1983 and … Continue reading

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REDUX: Corn-Fed New Wave: Figures On A Beach, The Early Years

February 20, 2014 Ten days ago, commenter Rob C made an eloquent defense of Detroit’s Figures On A Beach and little did he know, but his words were only a portion of the FOAB event horizon that I find myself … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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