Category Archives: New Wave Hall Of Shame

New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The band’s 1989 album showed them clearly aiming for the emergent VH-1 aesthetic. Not the worst thing in the world they could be doing! This was better than faux Stax soul music, but only just following … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 2]

[continued from last post] I’ll be the first to admit that there had been a sea change in Ms. Lennox’ vocals by the time of the “Sweet Dreams” album. It was on that album that she delved into the sometimes … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Annie Lennox [part 1]

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to something that needed to get out. How awful Eurythmics became in just a single album, without warning. My journey spanned the gap from being an Annie Lennox early adopter and avid collector to not … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 42]

[continued from previous post…do not adjust your browser] After the end of OMD MK II following the poor reception of “Universal” in 1996, Andy McCluskey found himself at a crossroads. It was the height of Britpop in the UK and … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Midge Ure

The miracle of hindsight is that its 20-20. There are a few significant artists that looking back, it’s hard to believe that I ever cared about. Some artists have their ups and downs yet manage to keep me engaged and … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

If ever there was a New Wave period song that I heard far too many times to ever enjoy again, it would have been this world-conquering single by Culture Club.  What makes it so much worse is that I hated … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

Dexys Midnight Runners is a band not represented in the Record Cell, apart from  this very song included on a New Wave Comp bought for its other wonders. I was aware of the band dating back to their debut album, … Continue reading

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