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.

Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 5]

[…continued from last post] Track 15: Winter Marches On In an eleventh hour shakeup, I am adding three more songs to the collection. Tim commented a few days ago about the suitability of the “Notorious” album cut/title single B-side “Winter … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 4]

[…continued from last post] In the last half of the 90s, Duran Duran lost the big momentum that their eponymous 1993 album, had gifted them with. Their 1995 cover album was a disaster. It’s another album that has nothing culled from … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 3]

[…continued from last post] So, to clarify where we are going with this, it’s not just what I think are the best tracks of Duran Duran. In fact, there will be no real singles in evidence here. One or two … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The last post, we set out the notion of compiling a Duran Duran disc that might be a good listen for someone who had preconceived notions of the band due to their often unfortunate image, which … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gary Daly – Gone From Here UK CD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The sun-dazzled pastoral, pizzicato pop of “Antony” called back melodically to “Difficult Shapes And Passive Rhythms [Some People Think it’s Fun To Entertain],” but this song had a lushness that came closer to the sound of … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gary Daly – Gone From Here UK CD [part 1]

Gary Daly: Gone From Here UK CD [2019] Write Your Wrongs Time It Takes I Work Alone Of Make Do And Mend Carousel Of Stars Transition/Peace Low Tide In The Cloudy Domain Antony Dead of Night Anger And/Or Rage Gone … Continue reading

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Mari Wilson Tour Dates: Now With Added New Wilsations!

When Mari Wilson and the Wilsations managed to take a 12-piece band all across England in the early 80s at the height of a recession, some would have said that it was madness. But that desire for a bold statement … Continue reading

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