Category Archives: The Great B-Sides

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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Record Review: The Human League – Holiday ’80

The Human League: Holiday ’80 JPN EP [1981] Marianne Dancevision Toyota City [long] Rock ‘N’ Roll/Nightclubbing Being Boiled 1981 was when The Human League got a death-grip on my cerebellum when after knowing about this band for almost two years, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Nitzer Ebb – Shame

Nitzer Ebb: Shame GER CD5 [1989] Shame [Mix no. 1] Captivate [Mix no. 6] Backlash [Mix no. 4] I first heard Essex EBM monsters Nitzer Ebb as I did much music in the 1980s; on the airwaves of MTV. A portion … Continue reading

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The Case For “Paths + Angles”

Ultravox: The Voice UK  7″ [1981] The Voice [7″ edit] Paths + Angles I was sort of late to the game on collecting Ultravox B-sides. It was not until late 1982 when I ran across the Japanese compilation LP of largely … Continue reading

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