Category Archives: New Romantic

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

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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Steven Jones + Logan Sky Move The Goal Further Out On ‘Rotating Angels’ [part 2]

[…continued from last post] “Dark Projections” next had the audacity to eke out a magnificent sense of star-crossed European disquiet by capturing a vibe quite redolent of Roxy Music’s “A Song For Europe” while being less of a dip into … Continue reading

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Midge Ure Celebrates Over 40 Years Of Music With His Most Expansive Compilation Yet

Last Friday, I got separate comments from both negative1ne and Mr. Ware regarding the upcoming Midge Ure compilation due in early September. So I thank my commenters for keeping me on my toes. Because I don’t get out of the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Duran Duran – Nite Romantics JPN EP

Duran Duran: Nite Romatics JPN EP [1981] Planet Earth [Nite Version] Khanada Fame Girls On Film [Nite Version] I’ll wager that for many of my generation, this might have been the first Japanese import anyone reading this may have bought. … Continue reading

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