Category Archives: Scots Rock

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

Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 4]

[…continued from this post] SINGLES, B-SIDES + RARITIES [CONT.] The rest of disc three was comprised of glimpses of mostly familiar material in its formative stages. First up were a series of loose cassette rehearsals where the kinks in the … Continue reading

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Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 3]

[…continued from last post] STEVEN WILSON 2.0 MIX [CONT.] So we were diving into Disc 2 of the “Rage In Eden” ultrabox. The famous ending to the album was the stark and uncompromising “You Name [Has Slipped My Mind Again].” … Continue reading

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Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 2]

[…continued from last post] 1981 ALBUM The classic 1981 album was perhaps the acme of Ure-era Ultravox. Chest-deep in angst-ridden melodrama and European angst. We’ve waxed eloquent about the album itself during the Ultravox Rock G.P.A. so those thoughts were … Continue reading

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Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 1]

It shipped to me inexpensively from a US dealer once it went on sale in America in December, 2022; over two months following the late September UK/European release of this ultrabox. It follows in the formats established by the “Vienna” … Continue reading

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Alan Rankine: 1958-2023

It’s the first post of a new year and I had everything all worked out. A review I had been thinking of for months that kept getting bumped for this, that, and the other thing. Then I got word that … Continue reading

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Midge Ure Releases Live Album Of His “1980” Tour

Midge Ure self releases a lot of material on his own Environment label. There are lots of live recordings in particular that he’s issued over the years, but this one is of the highest interest since he’s issued his excellent … Continue reading

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The Catburgers Hurtle Forward 35 Years Through Time As If From C87 NME Tape

Part of the joy of being the Post-Punk Monk is not only finding things you missed 40 years ago, but finding things you didn’t even have a clue about! Edinburgh threesome The Catburgers [Robert Jones – guitar, vocals, Stuart Macgregor … Continue reading

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