These projects are at ready status with all components in house and awaiting remastering. How I pick what gets completed next is not a science. Feel free to discuss. I really need to update this page to reflect reality. I’ve been blogging for over six years now and have never managed to touch this page.
VICIOUS PINK – BSOG®
I have all the 7”ers, 12”ers, the LP and promo-only mixes. No remix service stuff, sorry.
VICTORIAN PARENTS – Silence Follows + RM
Obscure and woefully unsung postpunk band from 1981. Only guitar synths – no keys – how can you resist? I have the “All American Hero” 7″ and pre-Polydor indie “Dead Red Grass Of Home” 7″ as well.
VISAGE – BSOG®
Now that the 3rd album “Beat Boy” had been officially issued, one of the big stumbling blocks to this BSOG® has been removed, namely, “should I include the lost 3rd album?” Without the flawed “Beat Boy” album in its entirety, the result is closer to New Romantic electro bliss. Much of this sounds even better today. The musicianship of half each of Ultravox and Magazine didn’t hurt, either. One big question remains: Should I include the Dance Remix version of “Fade To Grey: The Singles Collection” within the context of this BSOG® or should it remain a discreet release? That special version of the “Singles Collection” has remixed, segued cuts making it pretty unique. Thoughts?
COMATEENS – Comateens RM
I’ve looked for this album ever since it came out. I finally found it in Portland in 2008! Most of this band ended up working with Etienne Daho! The band apparently released a very limited edition of this on CD and it’s long gone, daddy-o! REVO to the rescue. I’ve subsequently begun to accrue a Comateens collection. I also have their “Pictures On A String” LP for Virgin that came out in 1983 and have begun the 12” collection.
STOP THE PRESSES: I just [Nov. 22, 2010] checked the band’s website for the first time in a year and they’ve re-pressed this album on CD. Act now and click here.
THE PASSIONS – Michael & Miranda + RM
Another great New Wave lost classic I picked up in Portland in 2008! I’ve loved their single “Africa Mine” from the time of release and have looked forward to hearing more from this band. Two indie single precede this album that I should buy before doing this… or can I make a full rarities CD for The Passions?
BLOW MONKEYS – BSOG®
This is finally in lockdown. It’s taken a long time, but now I now have everything.
NYAM NYAM – Hope Of Heaven + RM
I have this band’s rare Factory Benelux 12”, “Fate/Hate” plus their Situation Two album. I recently obtained their 1985 final release, “The Architect” EP. So consider this in lockdown.
EURYTHMICS – BSOG®
This is now in lockdown for a BSOG® of all classic era (1981-91) rarities. I don’t want to go into post-modern remixes of classic material. But should I include the “Peace” era rarities? How can I include the newly recorded material for the last “best of” without those further mixes as well? I’ve recently gotten the Thunderpuss remix 12” of “17 Again” but all of the promo-only Peter Rauhofer remixes of the same title are notoriously difficult to obtain. These were contemporary mixes of current material. Talk to me. Give me clarity.