Category Archives: Surviving The 90s

That First Taste Of Transvision Vamp On A Freebie Record Mirror EP

There I was. Minding my own business in the late 80s. Trying to get some nourishment from the thin gruel of the UK music scene of the time, when during one of my weekly MTV sessions during 120 Minutes [all … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Careful Curation So we’re certain that the music on the triple-fold digipak is excellent, but the package as a whole also meets that standard. The edition comes with a 24 page booklet with careful liner notes … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 3]

[…continued from last post] DISC 3: Liberty Lounge Liberty Lounge was for the numbers which were not straight electronica nor piano ballads. A catch-all for more conventional Pop/Rock/Soul derived music. The disc kicked off with three songs slotted in as … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 1]

Billy MacKenzie: Satellite Life Recordings 1994-1996 – UK – 3xCD [2022] Disc 1: Winter Academy 1. Sing That Song Again2. Winter Academy3. Wild Is The Wind4. Blue It Is5. The Soul That Sighs6. Mother Earth7. And This She Knows8. When … Continue reading

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Elektriche Frauen Freitag: Classic And New Releases From xPropaganda, Electribe 101, and Gina X Performance Erupting At Once

February 18th of 2022 is turning out to be a significant day for fans of German electronic music as sung by divas who are so adept at the juggling of ice and fire in their delivery. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Fandom In The Aftermath: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times [part 5]

Part 5: Death As A Career Move… The next seven or eight years following Billy’s death saw all manner of his recordings get a release from various labels and concerns. While MacKenzie was gone and would no longer create music … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie: The Posthumous Era [part 4]

Part 4: The Aftermath… Billy’s mother Lily had died the previous summer and the already mercurial singer was capable of wild mood swings as his attitude to his singing career had already showed. On January 22nd, 1997, he went into … Continue reading

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