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.

Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 9]

[continued from last post] All of the brief instrumentals were done and disc three concluded with a bevy of demos and alternate takes of familiar material. The demo of “No-One Driving” featured a very Moroderesque synthpulse kicking it into high … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 8]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – bonus material disc 3 [2018] A Frozen Moment He’s A Liquid [instrumental dub] Mr. No [alternative version] The Uranium Committee A Man Alone Over Tokyo Terminal Zone Urban Code A Version Of You Glimmer … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 7]

[continued from last post] With the first half of disc two acting like a sister album to “Metamatic” with ten new songs, the last half of the disc mops up alternative versions and mixes from the album [with one exception]. … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 6]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – bonus material disc 2 [2018] Film One This City To Be With You Cinemascope Burning Car Glimmer Mr. No Young Love 20th Century My Face Underpass [radio edit] No-One Driving [single version] Like a … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 4]

[continued from last post] The next track on the album took its name cheekily from a setting on the iconic Roland CR-78 rhythm box that gave the album its metallic heart. The “Metallic Beat” setting added a clanking metallic tone … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 3]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – remastered album disc 1 [2018] Plaza He’s A Liquid Underpass Metal Beat No-One Driving A New Kind Of Man Blurred Girl 030 Tidal Wave Touch + Go Reggae has never been a favorite genre … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 2]

[continued from last post] Here’s a little art history to set the stage before we go any further. I bought “Metamatic” in February of 1981; a little over a year after it had been released. “Metamatic” was just a word … Continue reading

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