Category Archives: New Romantic

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

“Record” Review: Peter Godwin – “You! [Johnson Somerset Mix]” DL Single

Peter Godwin: You! [Johnson Somerset Mix] US – DL [2020] You! [Johnson Somerset Mix] 9:40 When Peter Godwin surfaces with his first new single in too many years, it was with a surprising new musical partner in Garbo Dastorg. The … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, New Romantic, Record Review | 15 Comments

REVO Remastering: Fourth Time Lucky For Peter Godwin’s “Torch Songs + Heroics” [REVO 057C]

It’s a cold fact of life that the real labels will often remaster and reissue a title beloved by many several times, and even my simulated vanity label has done this on occasion. No more occasions than for this title. … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, New Romantic, Remastering, Want List | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Record Review: Ronny – If You Want Me To Stay UK 12″

Ronny: If You Want Me To Stay – UK – 12″ [1981] If You Want Me To Stay [dance mix] If You Want Me To Stay [instrumental] I recall reading about Parisian model Ronny and her alliance with the Blitz … Continue reading

Posted in Deadpan Women, New Romantic, Record Review | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Record Review: Ultravox – “Sleepwalk” 12″ For Record Store Day Offers Glimpse At Steven Wilson’s Work On Upcoming Ultrabox

Ultravox: Sleepwalk US – 12″ [clear] [2020] Sleepwalk [Steven Wilson mix] Waiting [Steven Wilson mix] Sleepwalk [Conny Plank mix] Waiting [Conny Plank mix] Wow! I had the most enjoyable RSD experience on Saturday. Two weeks ago I was wondering what … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, New Romantic, Record Review, Scots Rock | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Record Review: Strasse – A Stairway To You UK 12″ Late Model New-Ro From Sweden

Strasse: A Stairway To You – UK – 12″ [1983] A Stairway To You [ext. ver.] 5:15 The Markethall [version] 3:55 Earlier this summer I posited the notion that a roundup of the many singles that Midge Ure produced for … Continue reading

Posted in BSOG, Core Collection, New Romantic, Record Review, Scots Rock | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Want List: The 40th Anniversary Boxed Set of God Of Ultravox’s “Vienna” Is Nearing Launch

Well after much ado, and chatter outside this blog, the mooted 40th Anniversary BSOG of Ultravox’s seminal “Vienna” album is getting ready for launch on the 25th of September, 2020. Approximately 40 years on from its initial release, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, DVD, Live Music, New Romantic, Scots Rock, Want List | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Want List: Cherry Red’s “Musik Music Musique” Box Tantalizes With Technopop

Various: Musik Music Musique – UK – 3xCD  [2020] Disc One Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : Messages Zeus: Musik, Music, Musique Fad Gadget: Coitus Interruptus Xynn: Computed Man Rod Vey: Metal Love Gina X Performance: Vendor’s Box Our Daughter’s … Continue reading

Posted in New Romantic, Scots Rock, The Great B-Sides, Want List, Your Prog Roots Are Showing | Tagged , , | 14 Comments