Category Archives: Records I Used To Own

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: Antena – Camino Del Sol BENELUX CD

Antena: Camino Del Sol – BEN – CD  [1989] The Boy From Ipanema Camino Del Sol To Climb The Cliff Silly Things Sissexa Achilles Bye Bye Papaye Noelle A Hawai Les Demoiselles De Rochefort Spiral Staircase Unable It was some … Continue reading

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Record Review: Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up UK 12″

Thompson Twins: You Take Me Up UK 12″ [1984] You Take Me Up/Machines Take Me Over Down Tools Leopard Ray Passion Planet I somehow knew when I saw the video clip for “Hold Me Now” a few months before it … Continue reading

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Vaughan Oliver: 1957-2019

I have sad news today for music lovers, but especially music-loving graphic designers. Today the first thing I noticed when catching up on the news was that famed graphic designer Vaughan Oliver had suddenly died yesterday at the far too … Continue reading

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Wha…??!!! Asheville Got Another Record Show When I Least Expected It

It was last Saturday evening when attending the Les Filles De Illighadad show at Mothlight that I happened to see the notification via the sort of social media that I actually pay attention to; a poster taped to an electric … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Roadtrip: Akron, Ohio

You may have noticed re-runs of old posts recently. We decided that a trip to my wife’s old stomping grounds of Akron were in order over the Labor Day weekend. Her parents aren’t getting any younger, and most of her … Continue reading

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