Category Archives: seminal single

Florian Schneider: 1947-2020

I hadn’t even finished playing my run of Stranglers albums this week when yesterday morning I got the first message from Gavin, who’s more connected than I am by far. He was suggesting that Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider had died … 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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Seminal Single: Heaven 17 – [We Don’t Need This] Fascist Groove Thang

Heaven 17/B.E.F. – [We Don’t Need this] Fascist Groove Thang UK 12″ [1981] Heaven 17: [We Don’t Need this] Fascist Groove Thang + B.E.F. Ident B.E.F.: Decline Of The West This single hit with all the force of the multi-megaton … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Blue Monday Ripoffs

March 3, 2014 It was almost 31 years prior to the day when  the seminal New Order single “Blue Monday” was initially released. The 12″ sporting a floppy disc inspired sleeve was issued by Factory on March 3, 1983 and … Continue reading

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REDUX: Seminal Single: Talking Heads – Take Me To The River

January 9, 2014 Talking Heads: Take Me To The River US 7″ [1978] Take Me To The River [edit] Thank You For Sending Me An Angel [version] Writing yesterday about The Ramones brings to mind their contemporaries who were also … Continue reading

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REDUX: Seminal Single – Laurie Anderson – O Superman

September 13, 2012 Laurie Anderson: O Superman US 7″ [1981] O Superman Walk The Dog Back when I was a freshman in college, I all but lived in the library. The selection of periodicals was life-changing for a bookworm like … Continue reading

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Seminal Single: Talking Heads – Take Me To The River

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River US 7″ [1978] Take Me To The River [edit] Thank You For Sending Me An Angel [version] Writing yesterday about The Ramones brings to mind their contemporaries who were also on the Sire … Continue reading

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