Category Archives: Surviving The 90s

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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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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