Category Archives: Surviving The 90s

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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Record Review: The Human League – Octopus

The Human League: Octopus UK CD [1995] Tell Me When These Are The Days One Man In My Heart Words Filling Up With Heaven Housefull Of Nothing John Cleese; Is He Funny? Never Again Cruel Young Lover The Human League … Continue reading

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Three British Bands That I Liked In The 90s: #3 – Suede

The third and final British band to make me a die-hard fan in the 90s just barely made their winning impression at the tail end of the decade. That was Suede, who, for those who remember correctly, actually debuted in … Continue reading

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Three British Bands That I Liked In The 90s: #2 – Pulp

In 1994 I actually heard a British band on the radio that made me go out and buy the album immediately. The band were Pulp and the song was “Do You Remember The First Time?” I heard it in my … Continue reading

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Three British Bands That I Liked In The 90s: #1 – Saint Etienne

So with the photo post the other day, I suppose the 90s gauntlet has been thrown. It’s true. While I enjoyed my life in the 90s [actually more than I can say about the 80s, really] the one point of … Continue reading

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