Category Archives: The Great B-Sides

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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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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