Category Archives: Want List

Duran Duran As A Consumer Product In New Life Magazine Special Edition

I was recently shopping in a mass market retail chain [Target] and when queuing to pay, my gaze stopped upon the souvenir Life Magazine special edition. There they were, as bold as life; the Fab Five original lineup of Double … Continue reading

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Want List: Robert Palmer BSOG of Complete Island Albums UK 9xCD

We were slow to acknowledge the many charms of Robert Palmer at first. In 1978, when he got his first US Top 40 hits on his ’78/’79 albums with “Every Kinda People” and “Bad Case Of Loving You” I thought … Continue reading

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The Next Group Of Oingo Boingo Deluxe Remasters Is Nearing Takeoff

Last summer ace reissue label Rubellan Remasters graced us with four Oingo Boingo remastered CDs [“Only A Lad,” “Nothing To Fear,” “Good For Your Soul,” “Dead Man’s Paarty”] and since then, the So-cal New Wave band has been blowing the … Continue reading

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John Cale’s 80th Birthday Concert Event Happens Friday, October 28 – With Album Following In 2023

With all due respect to Tom Jones, The Greatest Living Welsh Musician was always John Cale. His contributions to the advancement of Rock music are legendary and tangible. But his greatest strength is in how his creativity isn’t necessarily tied … Continue reading

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Want List: Modern Eon DLX RM Brings Liverpudlian Post-Punk Band Into The Digital Era

It was only a few months ago that I was writing about discovering that I had not sold off my Modern Eon “Fiction Tales” as I had mistakenly believed for years, and that prompted a notion of buying 7″ singles … Continue reading

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Monk Melts Down: Is There Room For Barry Manilow In The Record Cell?

There are all sorts of anomalies out there that manifest to give me conundrums to chew on. For certain there are those examples of False New Wave [a.k.a. “faking it“] but for every ex-hippie trying to fit into the new … Continue reading

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Is It Time For The 35th Anniversary Of “Let It Bee” Already? Deluxe Remaster Headed Our Way Soon!

Like so many other things these days, we just got wind of something being reissued that we can get behind. The 35th anniversary DLX RM of Voice of the Beehive‘s classic 1st album; now enhanced with plenty of their top … Continue reading

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