Category Archives: New Romantic

A personal favorite Post-Punk subculture. The bastard sons of Roxy Music and David Bowie.

30 Days: 30 Albums | Ultravox – Lament DLX RM

In 2009, the Chrysalis Ultravox albums got what were called “Definitive Edition” DLX RMs as 2xCD packages with a few previously unreleased early mixes tossed into the blend  of B-sides, remixes, and live tracks that comprised the series. They all … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Zaine Griff – Figvres

I first heard of Zaine Griff when his debut solo album [he had a long prior history in NZ/UK glam bands going back to the early 70s] “Ashes + Diamonds” in 1980. As Tony Visconti produced and a review I … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox Extended Finally Completes The Canon

Ultravox: Extended – The 12″ Remix Collection UK 2xCD [2018] CD 1: All Stood Still (Extended Version) I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version) Reap The Wild Wind (Extended Version) We Came To Dance (Extended Version) One Small Day (Special … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale – [more Rockaway] [part 7]

[continued from last post] Rockaway Records [continued] Going through the bins this afternoon, I finally came across something that I had been wanting since 1979. Cack when I was listening to FM Rock®, there were a number of syndicated recio … Continue reading

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A Flock Of Seagulls Reunite In Original Lineup For Orchestral Hits And AFOS BSOG

I think we can all agree that when Paul Reynolds left A Flock Of Seagulls following their “Story of A Young Heart” album, that the group lost something they never replaced. His Post-Punk guitar prowess made songs like “Modern Love … Continue reading

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Spandau Shakeup Stabilizes…To What End?

While we have had our head stuck down the OMD rabbit hole for many months, the world has not ceased spinning on its axis. Last July, Tony Hadley beat what seemed like a hasty exit from Spandau Ballet after nine … Continue reading

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Shock’s Robert Pereno Crafts A Musical Biography With Logan Sky

I recently got the advance word that the perpetually busy synthesist Logan [Visage] Sky was not merely content to issue albums every few months with his musical partner Steven Jones. He was also linking up with a name from the … Continue reading

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