Category Archives: New Romantic

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

REDUX: Record Review: Landscape – From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes of Uranus

December 26, 2013 Landscape: From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes Of Uranus US LP [1981] European Man Shake The West Awake Computer Person Alpine Tragedy; Sisters Face Of The 80’s New Religion Einstein A Go-Go Norman Bates The … Continue reading

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Record Review: Duran Duran – My Own Way

Duran Duran: My Own Way UK 7″ [1981] My Own Way [7″ version] Like An Angel I was an early convert to the church of Double Duran [R.I.P. J.J.Jackson]. My friend chasinvictoria initially sent me a tape letter in 1981 … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 4]

[…continued from previous post] And after “Coffee Club,” this album manifested several other, radically different forms. This was the crucial factor that made “Diamond” such an arresting, almost stupefying album. Their first album was generally of a consistent piece; rock … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 3]

[…continued from previous post] The next track on the program was the upbeat dance track “Instinction.”I think I had already seen the video on MTV by the time I had this, so having heard the superhuman Trevor Horn remix of … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Let’s get the topic right out of the way. I can never get enough of “Chant No. 1 [I Don’t Need This Pressure On]!” The 4:00 single/LP version is awe-inspiring enough to act as a tease. … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 1]

Spandau Ballet: Diamond Boxed Set 4×12″ [1982] Chant No. 1 [I Don’t Need This Pressure On][Remix] 8:04 Instinction [Remix] 6:58 Paint Me Down [Remix] 6:24 Coffee Club [Remix] 6:48 She Loved Like Diamond [12″ Version] 3:41 Pharaoh 6:35 Innocence And … Continue reading

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Former Ultravox Vocalists Make Moves In 2017

So there it is. Up front and as bold as life. I got an email last night from Jordan, who comments here in occasion. My wife has been holding out for a JF+TM tour of some sort, and when “The … Continue reading

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