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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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REDUX: Three Seminal Singles – Number 3

October 7, 2010 It began with a single guitar chord. Next, the bass player added an insistent bassline. A hint of noir sax wafted across the stereo field like steam from a manhole cover in the predawn hours. Footsteps. A … Continue reading

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REDUX: Three Seminal Singles – Number 2

October 1, 2010 I grew up loving the sound of keyboards. When I was a child, this meant electric organs were it for me. Even though it was a few years old when I started listening to pop music, Question … Continue reading

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REDUX: Three Seminal Singles – Number 1

September 29, 2010 I grew up listening to Top 40 radio on the AM band as a child. I was given a transistor radio and discovered Los Angeles’ KHJ [“Boss Radio”] sometime during the summer of 1970 while I was … Continue reading

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Seminal Single: Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers

Peter Gabriel: Games Without Frontiers UK 7″ [1980] Games Without Frontiers Start I Don’t Remember [alt. ver.] By the time of Peter Gabriel’s third eponymous album in 1980, I was primed and ready for it. I had first been exposed … Continue reading

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Seminal Single: Laurie Anderson – O Superman

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 myself. I spent … Continue reading

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NDW Week – Montag: D.A.F. – Der Mussolini

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of German music that I happened to buy in Harvest Records recently. Some of it was Krautrock and some of it was NDW. The Neue Deutsche Welle [New German Wave] movement was interesting. … Continue reading

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