Category Archives: Scots Rock

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

“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 1]

This summer word spread that the fourth album by Ultravox; the one that made their fortune after years of being out of step with the commercial zeitgeist in their first incarnation with John Foxx leading the band, was reaching us … 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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Simple Minds Book; “Heart of the Crowd” Pre-Launches With Details

Well, after the initial hubbub, the storyline on the new book about Simple Minds went quiet, as did almost everything in the band’s universe under the pandemic. When we first discussed the book, it was called “Book of Brilliant Things” … Continue reading

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Record Review: Altered Images – Bring Me Closer UK 12″

Altered Images: Bring Me Closer – UK – 12″ [1983] Bring Me Closer [extended version] Surprise Me 1983 brought with it many changes as the New Wave/Post-Punk and even New Pop trends of 1981 began to mutate in an increasingly … Continue reading

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Record Review: Alan Rankine – The World Begins To Look Her Age JPN CD

Alan Rankine: The World Begins To Look Her Age – JPN – CD [1986] Elephant’s Walk In Morning Glory Mission For The Don Your Very Last Day The Best In Me The World Begins To Look Her Age Last Bullet … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ultravox – “Sleepwalk” 12″ For Record Store Day Offers Glimpse At Steven Wilson’s Work On Upcoming Ultrabox

Ultravox: Sleepwalk US – 12″ [clear] [2020] Sleepwalk [Steven Wilson mix] Waiting [Steven Wilson mix] Sleepwalk [Conny Plank mix] Waiting [Conny Plank mix] Wow! I had the most enjoyable RSD experience on Saturday. Two weeks ago I was wondering what … Continue reading

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Want List: Scars – “Author! Author!” DLX RM 3xCD In Depth From Cherry Red In October

Scars were a band I remembered reading reviews of in Trouser Press, back in 1981, but I never saw the album. I saw an ad showing that Stiff-America had released a 4 track EP in America from the album, but … Continue reading

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