Category Archives: New Romantic

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

Record Review: JAPAN – Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK 2×7″

JAPAN: Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK 2×7″ [1980] Gentlemen Take Polaroids [edit] The Experience Of Swimming The Width of A Room Burning Bridges [alt. ver. – David Sylvian prod.] “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” will always be a standard bearer of my love … Continue reading

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Record Review: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Side two of the original album, as usual, was where the most commercial track on the album rested. “Love Breakdown” was a high-calorie example of whipped cream disco⇓. State of the art keyboards produced to within … Continue reading

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Record Review: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

White Door: Windows DLX RM UK CD [2009] Jerusalem Americana Windows In Heaven Love Breakdown Where Do We Go (From Here) School Days Behind The White Door Love Breakdown (Instrumental) Way Of The World Kings Of The Orient New Jealousies … Continue reading

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A Compilation Commemorating 40 Years Of Simple Minds Compilations

A few weeks back, I received an email from Simple Minds mailing list. It seemed like the band suddenly realized that they were active for 40 years and realized that they needed to be doing something spectacular to tie into … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The last post, we set out the notion of compiling a Duran Duran disc that might be a good listen for someone who had preconceived notions of the band due to their often unfortunate image, which … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 1]

My fandom for Duran Duran predates their stratospheric rise that began in 1982-3 [at least in America]. They were a band working in their field [Post-Punk danserok] like plenty of others I was listening to in the ’81-’82 window. They … Continue reading

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Record Review: That First Taste Of Soft Cell Courtesy Of Flexipop

Soft Cell/B. Movie: Metro Mr. X/Remembrance Day UK FLEXI [1981] Metro Mr. X [Soft Cell] Remembrance Day [B. Movie] When I was a college freshman, I spent a lot of time in the library, soaking up exotic periodicals like Billboard … Continue reading

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