Category Archives: The Great B-Sides

Pete Shelley: 1955-2018

Late yesterday afternoon, the junior designer came up to me bearing news that “the singer from The Buzzcocks has died!” Incredulous, I had no idea that Pete was dead, but his relevance to the Punk and Post-Punk worlds was significant. … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Great B- Sides – Elvis Costello + The Attractions – Just A Memory

July 16, 2014 A big chunk of what makes me the person that I am is that I seventually learned about the ins and outs of record collecting, though it was an arduous trek on my on in the wilderness … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 6]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – bonus material disc 2 [2018] Film One This City To Be With You Cinemascope Burning Car Glimmer Mr. No Young Love 20th Century My Face Underpass [radio edit] No-One Driving [single version] Like a … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 45]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Navigation:  The OMD B-Sides | 2001 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] No sooner did we obtain the “Peel Sessions” disc than did Virgin announce another raiding of the OMD archives. And this time, … Continue reading

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Song Of The Day: The Human League – Seconds

Last week I had a yen to pull out The Human League’s “Dare” and give it a good couple of spins. Credit having my head in the Jo Callis bucket lately [more on that later] and that ultimately took me … Continue reading

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Record Review: Was (Not Was) – Robot Girl [remix]

Was (Not Was): Robot Girl [remix] UK 12″ [1986] Robot Girl [Paris Mix] Earth To Doris Robot Girl [East Grinstead Mix] Where Did Your Heart Go The errant path of Was (Not Was) had been a tale of an album for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Billy MacKenzie – Wild Is The Wind EP

Billy MacKenzie: Wild Is The Wind UK CD5 [2001] Wild Is the Wind 3:56 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth 3:07 Baltimore 7:40 Give Me Time [version] 9:00 It was only after being a rabid Billy MacKenzie fan for … Continue reading

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