Tag Archives: 12″ singles

Song Of The Day: The Blow Monkeys – Atomic Lullaby

Today I have this early single by The Blow Monkeys coursing through my circuits. The last few Saturdays have seen me drawn to the middle period house phase of the band where they were the only British New Wave band … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 6]

In 1987-1988, Icehouse went all Michael Jackson as the “Man Of Colours” album had an unprecedented five top forty singles peeled off of it in their native Australia. Only three of these got a release in the US, but “Crazy” rose to … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 5]

1987 found Icehouse making their inevitable “big commercial move” album that so many acts were also doing in the mid 80s. It speaks highly for Icehouse’s taste that their “groomed for maximum selling potential” release walks a finer line than most … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 4]

1985 brought a new drive to Icehouse since the previous album, “Sidewalk” saw a marked shift downward from the growth curve that had moved from “Icehouse” to “Primitive Man.” The pressure was on, but the band had now gelled around … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 2]

After beginning life as Flowers in Australia, only to find a Scot band using that name in the Northern Hemisphere, the group wisely chose to take the name of their debut album, Icehouse. For the follow up, leader Iva Davies … Continue reading

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Heaven 17 Return To The Vinyl Frontier With Captured/Unseen 12″

Tonight old friend and prime commenter chasinvictoria will be seeing Heaven 17 live at the Jazz Café in London. They have a second date tomorrow, with a few tickets left. Sure, sure. I’m intensely jealous, but I mean that in a … Continue reading

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Collecting Simple Minds In The 21st Century [part 4]

[continued from previous post] We proceed in listing the many singles in many territories that Simple Minds issued like dandelion seeds in the 21st century. Part 4 Simple Minds Home CD#1 EUROPE CD5 | Sanctuary Records ‎– SANXS388 | 2005 Home [edit] 4:03 Bird On A Wire 3:50 … Continue reading

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