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: Blow Monkeys – Staring At The Sea

The Blow Monkeys: Staring At The Sea UK CD [2009] Steppin’ Down Hanging On To The Hurt The Killing Breeze Seventh Day Staring At The Sea What It Takes Prayin’ For Rain One Of Us Is Lying Face In The … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Explorers [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The playful “Venus De Milo” was superficially a stab at the same vibe of an early Roxy Music classic like “Virginia Plain,” but where the Roxy debut single was by turns playful and witty, it also … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Explorers [part 1]

The Explorers: The Explorers UK CD [1985] Ship Of Fools Lorelei Breath Of Life Venus De Milo Soul Fantasy Crack The Whip Prussian Blue Two Worlds Apart Robert Louis Stevenson You Go Up In Smoke Falling For Nightlife [Midnight Mix] … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ramones – It’s Alive

Ramones: It’s Alive US CD [1995] Rockaway Beach Teenage Lobotomy Blitzkrieg Bop I Wanna Be Well Glad To See You Go Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment You’re Gonna Kill That Girl I Don’t Care Sheena Is A Punk Rocker Havana Affair … Continue reading

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If It’s Spring, It Must Be Crowdsource Time…

Last year around this time, you could tell it was Spring because all of the crowd-sourced projects were in bloom! Seemingly at once. I had Mari Wilson, Dr. Robert, and Billie Ray Martin all coming to a head at once.  This year … Continue reading

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Record Review: Billy MacKenzie – Wild Is The Wind EP

Billy MacKenzie: Wild Is The Wind UK CD5 [2001] Wild Is the Wind 3:56 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth 3:07 Baltimore 7:40 Give Me Time [version] 9:00 It was only after being a rabid Billy MacKenzie fan for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shriekback – The Elated World [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] When I popped this into the CD player, it immediately paid dividends with the frantic drum + bass of “Artminx.” The furious and repetitive vocal loops seemed like something more in Yello’s playbook than the work of … Continue reading

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