Category Archives: Steel Cage Match

Wherein we pit one from Column A against one from Column B for a well-scrutinized comparison and contrast

Steel Cage Match: Go-Gos vs Fun Boy Three

I recently bought a copy of the US 12″ single of the Fun Boy Three version of “Our Lips Are Sealed,” so now I could finally hear something more than memories for the first time in 35 years. I had … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Elvis 2003 VS Elvis 2004 [Part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Elvis Costello + The Imposters: The Delivery Man US CD [2004] Button My Lip Country Darkness There’s A Story In Your Voice Either Side Of The Same Town The Delivery Man Monkey To Man Nothing Clings … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Elvis 2003 VS Elvis 2004 [Part 1]

Nearly four years ago in a Gaineville, Georgia thrift store we found a cache of one dollar CDs that beckoned. Among the delights to be had were a pair of Elvis Costello albums of late [for me] vintage. I have … Continue reading

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REDUX: Steel Cage Match – Simple Minds VS U2

September 24, 2013 Sure, sure. We all acknowledge that there’s a weird, almost reciprocal relationship between U2 and Simple Minds. I can’t shake the feeling that the each band has somehow used the other for artistic inspiration and that were it a … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Heaven 17 Vs Simple Minds

This is a Steel Cage Match that I thought about writing a few years ago but then the massive Simple Minds thread, nay… book happened and I didn’t think it was prudent to invoke the Scots any time too soon … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: KMFDM vs …The Osmonds?

Until the mid 90s, I had a penchant for, shall we say, industrial rock sounds. I was such a fan of Cabaret Voltaire, who were the reason I put up with so many also ran bands. No other acts gave … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Johnny Cash VS Depeche Mode

Right now I am reading “Johnny Cash: The Life,” by Robert Hilburn and I am almost done with it, so it’s covering the albums he recorded with Rick Rubin. I only have “American Recordings,” so when I read that he … Continue reading

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