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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 8]

[…continued from last post] The primordial version of “No” was as different from the elaborate and layered album production as possible. For a start, it’s all performed on guitar, bass and drums! The mournful tone of Rankine’s guitar was still … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 7]

[…continued from last post] The June third Peel Session from 1982, was broadcast just three weeks after “Sulk” was released. The band were obviously racing towards the horizon as the new session [possibly after drummer John Murphy was out of … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Following the pensive “Skipping,” the album got a jolt of the closest it came to Rock energy with “It’s Better This Way.” Rankine’s anxious, ominous guitar chords proffered a cinematic foreshadowing of emotional dread in the … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The wizened chestnut “Gloomy Sunday” was perhaps the outlier to the band’s early days as a cabaret act who played working man’s clubs. The appearance of the Hungarian standard from the Thirties would be the only … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 1]

Last week, the 40th Anniversary boxed set for Associates sumptuously heady “Sulk” arrived in my mail box and I’ve not yet been able to get past disc one, but we aim to dive deep into this classic right now, in … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox “Rage In Eden” Ultrabox Coming for Album’s 41st Anniversary

In the biggest open secret for some months, Ultravox’s much-mooted “Rage In Eden” ultrabox was finally announced today in an official capacity. Rogue retailers in Europe had played their hands early last year which must have vexed the minds at … Continue reading

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Want List: Classix Nouveaux – The Liberty Recordings 1981 – 1983 UK Box

Commenter JT opened a can of worm s yesterday with his citing of Classix Nouveaux as perhaps the quintessential New Romantic band. I remember reading about them when their eponymous album was released in America in 1981. I also recall … Continue reading

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