Tag Archives: 1977

REVO Remastering: Ultravox! – Live At the Rainbow 1977 + [REVO 105]

The appearance of the Ultravox! [exclamation point, please!] “Live At The Rainbow 1977” album as an Island/UMG release in 2022, of all years, was a least expected event for certain. Sure, there were reissues every 7-10 years of the first … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox! Live At The Rainbow 1977 Streaming Only Album

Ultravox!: Live At The Rainbow 1977 – UK – STREAM [2021] Against all odds, the recent news of this live Ultravox! recording from 1977 has emerged of late to bamboozle This Monk with its bounty of vintage ‘Vox goodness. There … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 7 – Donna Summer – I Feel Love 12″

What else could we end Moroder Week with but the truly seminal single “I Feel Love,” by Donna Summer? I can only typify the effect of this song’s appearance in 1977 as cataclysmic? I was still listening to Top 40 … Continue reading

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Record Review: Iggy Pop – The Idiot US CD [part 4]

[…continued from last post] I’ll never forget what I once saw on a journey from Cleveland to Chicago in 1998 on Interstate 90. I was accompanying a Cle-based friend of JTs and we were headed to Chicago to see Kraftwerk … Continue reading

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Record Review: Iggy Pop – The Idiot US CD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Unlike the Bowie cover, the original “China Girl”cuts in on the “one” with only a split second before Pop began singing. None of the cod-orientalism [courtesy of producer Nile Rodgers] of the Bowie cover was present … Continue reading

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Record Review: Iggy Pop – The Idiot US CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The harmonized drum sound of “Sister Midnight” took a rest as the song “Nightclubbing” was built on a simple plodding rhythm box with queasy catcall synths vying for space with David Bowie’s barrelhouse piano. The latter … Continue reading

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Record Review: Iggy Pop – The Idiot US CD [part 1]

Iggy Pop: The Idiot US CD [1990] Sister Midnight Nightclubbing Funtime Baby China Girl Dum Dum Boys Tiny Girls Mass Production It’s been 42 years, but in the waning days of 2019, I finally got around to hearing Iggy Pop’s … Continue reading

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