Category Archives: Blast From The Past

Simple Minds Revisit “Act Of Love” From Their Earliest Days Today

Simple Minds: Act Of Love – DL [2022] Act of Love 4:01 Friday we got a shock from the Simple Minds camp, who’ve been pretty quiet with the Covid Pandemic torpedoing the band’s formerly ceaseless live romp. Their 40 Years … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Great Vinyl Purge Ca. 1985

January 17, 2014 I saw the first trickle of import CDs reach Central Florida some time in late 1982-early 1983. The first titles were incredibly conservative; your top selling Phil Collins-type titles. Nothing to see here. But by the point … Continue reading

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Evidence Of Monastic Mix Tape Ca. 1994 Resurfaces 26 Years Later

I used to be a “cassette guy” since that was all we had back then. I’d buy any new albums, and immediately play them while recording to a cassette tape. I would then play the tape instead of the record, … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review: Bruce Woolley + The Camera Club DLX RM [part 2]

July 15, 2015 [continued from last post] Then it was time for an abrupt change of pace. The brief instro “W.W.9” was a co-write with Thomas Dolby, who assays the sort of synth and piano action here that pointed to … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review: Bruce Woolley + The Camera Club DLX RM [part 1]

July 13, 2015 Bruce Woolley + The Camera Club: Bruce Woolley + The Camera Club UK DLX RM CD [2009] English Garden Video Killed The Radio Star Dancing With The Sporting Boys Johnny No Surrender Flying Man You Got Class … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – The Nails – Mood Swing DLX RM US CD

June 17, 2015 The Nails: Mood Swing DLX RM US CD [2007] Every Time I Touch You Dark Brown 88 Lines About 44 Women Home of The Brave Let It All Hang Out Mood Swing Phantom Heart Juanita Juanita She … Continue reading

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REDUX: Labor Day Special – Bow Wow Wow – W.O.R.K.

September 1, 2014 Bow Wow Wow: W.O.R.K. UK 12″ [1981] W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah No! No! My Daddy Don’t) [12″ remix] C-30, C-60, C-90 Anda! I remember where I first heard Bow Wow Wow; on RCA’s “Blitz” compilation. I later received … Continue reading

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