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.

Roxy Music: The Missing Piece of Their Canon – “The High Road”

Roxy Music: The High Road – US – EP [1983] Can’t Let Go [live @ Glasgow Apollo] 5:29 My Only Love [live @ Glasgow Apollo] 7:23 Like A Hurricane [live @ Glasgow Apollo] 7:36 Jealous Guy [live @ Glasgow Apollo] … Continue reading

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Second Childhood: David Bowie’s “Toy:Box” Is Arriving For His 75th Birthday

Bowiephiles were abuzz last Friday when the news of his fifth all-encompassing ultrabox covering the years 1992-2001 of his career dropped after years of speculation. These massive boxes were an annual event from 2015-2018, but went on hold for three … Continue reading

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Record Review: Cabaret Voltaire – “Here To Go [Live Drum Jacknife Remix]” UK 12″

As we have been deep diving into the canon of Cabaret Voltaire in the wake of Richard Kirk’s surprising death last week, one record still on the racks in the Record Cell stands out to me for its relative scarcity … Continue reading

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Collecting Lene Lovich Marginalia [part 2]

[…continued from last post] So yesterday, we were discussing all of the loose appearances of Lene Lovich from the point of her own fame moving forward. We left off at 1989 and things were actually going to heat up during … Continue reading

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Richard H. Kirk: 1956-2021

I just got the terrible news that Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire had died today when Gavin Brick informed me a few hours ago. It’s always saddening to see a favorite musician die, but we really needed Kirk, especially … Continue reading

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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 2]

Today we finish up with the interview with Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick. Touching on the late history of that band as well as the group’s concurrent existence as Sparks live and studio band for the first half of the 80s. … Continue reading

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Want List: OMD Celebrate “Architecture + Morality’s” 40th Anniversary With Something Besides A Boxed Set Album Reissue

I had certain plans for today’s post, but that flew out of the window when I caught wind of an upcoming release from OMD, which was apparently released to social media last Friday! Sure, sure. I’ve been on the OMD … Continue reading

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