Category Archives: Surviving The 90s

The Wait is Over: The Third It’s Immaterial Album, “House For Sale” Is Available Today From Burning Shed

It’s Immaterial: House For Sale – UK – CD [2020] Summer Rain Kind Words Just North Of Here Downriver Tell Me Why Up On The Roof The Gift Of Rain I Can’t Sleep In My Dreams How Can I Tell … Continue reading

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Evidence Of Monastic Mix Tape Ca. 1994 Resurfaces 26 Years Later

I used to be a “cassette guy” since that was all we had back then. I’d buy any new albums, and immediately play them while recording to a cassette tape. I would then play the tape instead of the record, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Elektric Music – Crosstalk GER CD5

Elektric Music: Crosstalk GER CD5 [1992] Crosstalk Intercomix Baby Come Back Context can change everything. In 1981, Kraftwerk released what is largely considered the last of their “imperial period” albums. Then, the progress of this most progressive of bands seemed … Continue reading

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No False Revillos! The Eerie Story of The Revettes

By the early 90s I had become reliant on mail order to buy all of the records that I had wanted for years, but had never made their way to the backwaters of Central Florida, where I lived. The first … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The delicate ballad “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil” took a fascinating look at women like Madame Mao or Hillary Clinton, who live next to immense power. The downtempo track haunted me. Where … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [part 1]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins EURO CD [1994] Gratuitous Sax When Do I Get To Sing “My Way” (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing Frankly, Scarlett, I Don’t Give A Damn I Thought I Told You … Continue reading

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Record Review: Scritti Politti/Shabba Ranks – She’s A Woman

Scritti Politti/Shabba Ranks: She’s A Woman JPN CD5 [1991] She’s A Woman She’s A Woman [The Apollo 440 Remix] She’s A Woman [The William Orbit Remix] Wood Beez [Pray Like Aretha Franklin] [Version] It had been three years since the … Continue reading

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