Category Archives: Your Prog Roots Are Showing

Though Punk sought to wipe everything that came before from the map [with the best of intentions], Post-Punk wasn’t so rigid and thus some characteristics of Progressive Rock – Punk’s antithesis, thrived anew in the aftermath of Punk.

The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 3]

[…continued from this post] “Missing” was the only song of this project that existed in Simon LeBon’s notebooks prior to Nick Rhodes calling him up and telling him that he wasn’t going on a holiday for six months, but was … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Throughout it all one could hear Carlos Alomar’s rhythm guitar arcing an elegant line throughout the percussive mix. And it was a very percussive mix with not one but two, top flight percussionists throughout the album. … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 1]

Arcadia: So Red the Rose – JPN – CD [1990] Election Day Keep Me In The Dark Goodbye Is Forever The Flame Missing Rose Arcana The Promise El Diablo Lady Ice As an early adopter, I had gone sour on … Continue reading

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80s Soundtrack Week: Wednesday – “Better Off Dead” US CD

Well, It’s Wednesday and it time for…another 80s soundtrack from A+M Records. I swear that I didn’t plan it that way, but it’s just how it’s panning out. Today’s soundtrack was initially the one I wanted to write about; before … Continue reading

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Want List: Bill Nelson – Transcorder – The Acquitted By Mirrors Recordings UK 2xCD

Bill Nelson: Transcorder – UK – 2xD [2020] DISC 1 ​Sleepcycle (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ Konny Buys A Kodak (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ When The Birds Return (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ The Beat That Can’t Go Wrong … 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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Splendid Beauty In A Chaotic World: The Return of White Door Imminent

White Door: The Great Awakening – SE – CD – [2020] Among The Mountains Resurrection Soundtrack Of Our Lives Lullaby Angel Of Tomorrow The Great Awakening Simply Magnificent Beautiful Girl A few months ago, we were looking into the one … Continue reading

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