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: Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – Sound On Sound US CD

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise: Sound On Sound US CD [1989] Don’t Touch Me [I’m Electric] For Young Moderrns Stop/Go/Stop Furniture Music Radar In My Heart Stay Young Out Of Touch A Better Home In The Phantom Zone Substitute Flesh The … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Countess Of Fife – Live EP CD5

Last month The Countess Of Fife; the new band formed by Fay Fife and Lord Mcdowall released a new live 4-track EP and Duncan from the comments secured a copy of the CD for each of us, and I reciprocated … Continue reading

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Great Webcasts With Martyn Ware Now Archived

It’s a slow Tuesday. Got 2:30:00 with nothing else to do? Why not watch Martyn Ware being probed about his storied history as a founding member of Human League, B.E.F., and the Heaven 17? Not to mention a successful music … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert And Youth Team Up For New Single June 3rd

Dr. Robert + Youth: Get Yourself Together UK DL [2020] Get Yourself Together We had mentioned that the Blow Monkeys were recording their 40th anniversary album for a 2021 release back in March. That seems longer than longer than three … Continue reading

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Shriekback Cleaning House In Lockdown With Releases Of Download-Only Material

Gloryoski! In the two months that I was on a minimal posting schedule [no more lunch hours] the busy beavers of sound who are Shriekback were not binge watching streaming TV junk. They gave been hitting the archives to activate … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: OMD – Junk Culture

In 1983, OMD released their fourth album, a left-field political cut-up “Dazzle Ships.” The band who had sold 3M copies of their of their previous [in all fairness] equally uncompromising album “Architecture + Morality,” were undoubtedly blindsided by the failure … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: David Bowie – Tonight

David Bowie grabbed the proverbial brass ring with his top selling “Let’s Dance” album of 1983. He was attempting to shift units and obtain a payday after disentangling from Mainman Management commensurate with reputation as a rock star. It worked. … Continue reading

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