Category Archives: Scots Rock

It does seem that the best bands are Scottish. Why I can’t say. It just is.

Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 7]

[…continued from last post] Before I got this album, there were only two songs I’d ever heard from the pen of Robert “Bluebell” Hodgens: “Cath” by The Bluebells, and “Young At Heart” by Bananarama. Good songs, but nothing extraordinary by … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 6]

[…continued from last post] The press release that announced the second coming of Altered Images last year was certainly auspicious. Clare had written the album with husband Stephen Lironi from the “Bite” lineup, along with friends/neighbors Bernard [Suede] Butler and … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 5]

[…continued from last post] There’s no two ways about it. Writing a song like “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” and then getting Mike Chapman to produce it was a stroke of genius. From the very first bar the sequencer … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Their first album peaked at number 26 in the UK LP charts, but it stayed on the charts for 21 weeks. “Pinky Blue,” in comparison, got as high as number 12 but was off the chart … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Side two seemed to get off to a promising start with “Funny Funny Me.” Where else could one heard a song that featured both a rhumba beat and calliope? Clare Grogan swooped and swerved gamely with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Altered Images Pinky Blue 1982 2.5 So, with the release of their third single, “Happy Birthday,” Altered Images were thrust into the funhouse mirror world that accompanies having a single that reached number two in the … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 1]

Now that Altered Images have returned for that fourth album a mere 39 years after breaking up after their their album seemed to show their ability to land singles in the charts flagging dramatically, the appearance of album number four … Continue reading

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