Category Archives: Records I Used To Own

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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A Young Person’s Guide To “No Man’s Land”

We previously mentioned the only 1981 release by Lene Lovich was the “New Toy” single/EP. It was a single in some territories and an EP in others. Some having four more songs that Stiff Records passed on for the UK. … Continue reading

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I used to have a blog I wrote during my lunch hour, but that’s only when I have a lunch hour. Of late, I am having many things eat into my lunch hour as I like to work eight hours … Continue reading

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A Flock Of Seagulls Reunite In Original Lineup For Orchestral Hits And AFOS BSOG

I think we can all agree that when Paul Reynolds left A Flock Of Seagulls following their “Story of A Young Heart” album, that the group lost something they never replaced. His Post-Punk guitar prowess made songs like “Modern Love … Continue reading

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