Category Archives: The Great B-Sides

Record Review: Adam Ant – “B-Side Babies” US CD

Adam Ant: B-Side Babies – US – CD [1994] Adam And The Ants: Fall-In Adam And The Ants: Making History Adam And The Ants: Beat My Guest Adam And The Ants: Friends (Version 2) Adam Ant: Red Scab Adam Ant: … Continue reading

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The “1980 Tour: The Finale” Captured Peak Midge Ure [Part 2]

[continued from last post…] I immediately noted how synth player Joseph O’Keefe held back the tempo of the piano intro to “Private Lives” to prolong the timing of the throwback intro for maximum impact. which made his pitch bending on … Continue reading

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Record Review: The The – “Uncertain Smile’ US 12”

The The: Uncertain Smile – US – 12″ [1982] Uncertain Smile [early extended version] 10:00 Three Orange Kisses From Kazan 5:00 Waitin’ For The Upturn 5:00 I had written briefly about this single ages ago, glossing over it on a … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 4]

The last single we discussed was from 1982 and Cherry Red’s “Eligible Bachelors” album, but from that point to 1986, the band had an album on Blanco Y Negro; and that period was not the purview of this compilation. It … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To Shock’s “Angel Face”

I posted a brief “Song of the Day” post on Shock’s “Angel Face” way back at the dawn of this blog, and now that I finally got the 12″ single of the electro classic, as well as the 2010 remix … Continue reading

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Want List: Cherry Red’s “Musik Music Musique” Box Tantalizes With Technopop

Various: Musik Music Musique – UK – 3xCD  [2020] Disc One Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : Messages Zeus: Musik, Music, Musique Fad Gadget: Coitus Interruptus Xynn: Computed Man Rod Vey: Metal Love Gina X Performance: Vendor’s Box Our Daughter’s … Continue reading

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Deepcut Thinkpiece: The Duran Duran Album…For People Who HATE Duran Duran [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The last post, we set out the notion of compiling a Duran Duran disc that might be a good listen for someone who had preconceived notions of the band due to their often unfortunate image, which … Continue reading

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