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: Shriekback – “Live At The Orange ’94” UK CD-R

Shriekback: Live At The Orange ’94 – UK – CD-R [2020] The Preparation Over The Wire Unsong Captain Cook Hostage Dingle Dai Faded Flowers Berlin Invisible Rays Seething Pretty Little Things The Consummation This offering popped up a short while … Continue reading

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Want List: John Foxx + The Maths – “Howl” UK CD/LP

After what seemed to be a several year wait, advance word came last Monday that the next John Foxx + The Maths album was coming on May 15th, 2020. It would have longtime John Foxx guitarist Robin Simon joining with … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 7 – Donna Summer – I Feel Love 12″

What else could we end Moroder Week with but the truly seminal single “I Feel Love,” by Donna Summer? I can only typify the effect of this song’s appearance in 1977 as cataclysmic? I was still listening to Top 40 … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 6 – David Bowie – Cat People LP version

I had seven Moroder tracks to write about and I didn’t want less for a theme week, and yet this weekend was far too busy to squeeze in two more posts, so we are continuing Moroder Week for two more … Continue reading

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Shriekback’s “Some Kinds Of Light” Album Is Now On Sale

I had reviewed the excellent new Shriekback album in December as I had helped to crowdsource its recording sessions and got in on the early end of distribution. Now the band have it for sale to the rest of humanity … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 2 – JAPAN – Life In Tokyo 12″

After the bombshell of “I Feel Love” hit with a thunderclap in 1977, lots of acts wanted to work with the Italian producer. Sparks were among the first, but so were JAPAN, the cult [with a lower case “c”] glam … Continue reading

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Right When We Need Them Most, Heaven 17 Tour North America in 2020

Hot on the heels of their third US appearance at 80s Weekender #9 in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater on February 15th, long time favorites Heaven 17 will undertake an actual North American Tour. I didn’t get too worked … Continue reading

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