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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After enduring “Sex [I’m a…]” then the album picks up the level of achievement considerably with a strong “side two.” “Masquerade” has always been my go-to Berlin song. From the pen of guitarist Chris Ruiz-Velasco, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 1]

Berlin: Pleasure Victim DLX RM – US – CD [2020] Tell Me Why 5:34 Pleasure Victim 3:50 Sex (I’m A…) 5:07 Masquerade 4:07 The Metro 4:10 World Of Smiles 3:51 Torture 2:40 Sex (I’m A…) (Single Remix) 3:31 Tell Me … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ian Dury + The Blockheads – “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” US 12″

I’m trying to remember when I first heard Ian Dury + The Blockheads. It might have been on FM Rock of the day; possibly a very rare airing of “Sex + Drugs + Rock + Roll,” for surely either WORJ-FM … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ultravox – “Herr X” UK 7″

¡Mamacita! Last night I made my way home, pausing to get the mail in the expansive mailbox, when I saw a thin, flat package that I was not expecting. I saw it had been sent with tracking from the UK, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Pete Wylie – Sinful US CD

Peter Wylie: Sinful – US – CD [1987] Sinful Shoulder To Shoulder Break Out The Banners Fourelevenfourtyfour If I Love You Train To Piranhaville We Can Rule The World All The Love I’d read a bit about Pete Wylie in … Continue reading

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Record Review: Scritti Politti/Sweetie Irie – Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me UK 7″

Scritti Politti/Sweetie Irie: Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me – UK – 7″ [1991] Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me [instrumental] Wow. Last summer I wondered when I … Continue reading

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