Category Archives: Core Collection

Releases by groups that make up the serious bulk of my music collection. There are bands that I have been collecting for around 30 years or so.

REVO Remastering: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox

Ultravox: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox 2xCD-R [2018] Disc 1 [Foxx] Satday Night In The City of The Dead Slipaway Wide Boys My Sex Young Savage ROckwrok Fear In The Western World Distant Smile The Man Who Dies Every … Continue reading

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Mott The Hoople Are Touring America In ’74 Configuration

A few weeks ago I was hanging around the Trouser Press Forum, and to what to my wond’ring eyes did appear but a thread discussing the fact that Mott The Hoople were mounting their first US tour since 1974 in … Continue reading

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How Does the New Heaven 17 BSOG Compare To My Attempt?

Heaven 17 fans have been abuzz in the period where the blog was inactive lately! But that didn’t stop the world from spinning or the comments to pile up elsewhere. But it’s true! Demon Records Group are releasing a 10xCD … Continue reading

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Record Review: Mick Karn – Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters

Mick Karn: Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters UK CD [1987] First Impression Language Of Ritual Buoy Land The Three Fates When Love Walks In Dreams Of Reason Answer When JAPAN fissured into various splinters, I did not immediately pursue Mick … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Revisit Modern Era; Reissue Rejuvenation BSOG

Glorioski! It’s been difficult around lately here what with inclement weather impacting my job, and lunch hours sacrificed on the altar of 40 hours a week. Then there was that annoying identity theft issue, haircut appointments, etc. and not only … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The band’s 1989 album showed them clearly aiming for the emergent VH-1 aesthetic. Not the worst thing in the world they could be doing! This was better than faux Stax soul music, but only just following … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 2]

[continued from last post] I’ll be the first to admit that there had been a sea change in Ms. Lennox’ vocals by the time of the “Sweet Dreams” album. It was on that album that she delved into the sometimes … Continue reading

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