Category Archives: New Romantic

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

REVO Remastering: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox

Ultravox: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox 2xCD-R [2018] Disc 1 [Foxx] Satday Night In The City of The Dead Slipaway Wide Boys My Sex Young Savage RockWROK Fear In The Western World Distant Smile The Man Who Dies Every … Continue reading

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Want List: JAPAN Biography Reissued + Sequel Coming

Two days ago commenter Duncan Watson brought it to our attention that Anthony Reynolds’ book on JAPAN was now back in print at Burning Shed, and since we had missed the limited hardcover edition, this represents a great second chance … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangebass, Or: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo. The very name alone could strike scorn in the hearts of the staunchest rock critic. They were cotton candy boys with cotton candy hair, and cotton candy tunes. They first appeared as an appendage to the media monster that … Continue reading

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Midge Ure Rocks 1980 40 Years Later

I was wondering what Midge Ure playing the “Visage” album would sound like – now we’ll know! How timely can we get? Just last week when we dug into the DLX RM of Midge Ure’s first solo album, “The Gift,” … Continue reading

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Record Review: Midge Ure – The Gift DLX RM [part 5]

[continued from last post] Live tracks from Ure’s Christmas ’85 date at Wembley Arena filled out the program. Two songs, “When The Winds Blow” and “After A Fashion” came from the “Call Of The Wild” 12″ B-side. Of the two, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Midge Ure – The Gift DLX RM [part 4]

[continued from last post] The second supplemental disc managed to round up almost every affiliated rarity that surrounded the album. There were a few items missing, which we’ll duly note. The 7″ version of “Call Of The Wild” was missing, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Midge Ure – The Gift DLX RM [part 3]

[continued from last post] The second side of the album began with a breezy instrumental called “Antilles.”  The melodically simple song made certain to vary the instrumental attack between the “verses” and the “chorus” structure with a variety of instrumental … Continue reading

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