Category Archives: Bowie

Record Review: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard (✚) (✚✚) ✪

Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Rage Hard UK CD5 [1986] Rage Hard [+ edit] Rage Hard [compacted (✚) (✚✚) ✪] Suffragette City (Don’t Lose What’s Left) Of Your Little Mind (Excerpt)/Roadhouse Blues [short] The wait for 12″ singles to make the leap … Continue reading

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Heaven 17 Duo Form New Splinter Faction – Afterhere

I recently got wind of a new branch growing from the Heaven 17 tree and just remembered to investigate it. I heard about this a few months ago and discussed it with the H17 fans that I knew, and Berenice … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Nick Lowe – Jesus Of Cool DLX RM

This has been an album that I have wanted for over 30 years. At first, I was indifferent to Lowe’s tuneful New Wave pop since when he popped up on my radar, he was closer to the mainstream than the … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | David Bowie – Live Nassau Coliseum ’76

David Bowie should be an artist whose full canon exists in my Record Cell. I thought that it was, by the late 90s, when I finally bought the heretofore studiously avoided “Let’s Dance” and “Tonight.” I was spared buying “Never … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [Soundsations Records] [part 2]

Flying To L.A. My wife suggested that I should stay overnight after work in Greenville, SC, where I was flying out of in the pre-dawn hours instead of from my local (tiny) Asheville airport. Flying out of Greenville instead of … Continue reading

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Book Week – Bettye Kronstad: Perfect Day; An Intimate Portrait Of Life With Lou Reed

I don’t plan on buying very many books these days. A far cry from my childhood when my mom used to complain that I spent any money she gave me on books instead of other, lesser things! Once, she gave … Continue reading

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Book Week – Matteo Torcinovich: Outside The Lines; Lost Photographs Of Punk & New Wave’s Most Iconic Albums

Today’s book was something I found remaindered last year that was an immediate hands-down “buy this book!” moment. Exceedingly rare are the volumes that I have bought instead of sold off in the last 20 years,but this one was strongly … Continue reading

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