Tag Archives: 1978

REDUX: Seminal Single: Talking Heads – Take Me To The River

January 9, 2014 Talking Heads: Take Me To The River US 7″ [1978] Take Me To The River [edit] Thank You For Sending Me An Angel [version] Writing yesterday about The Ramones brings to mind their contemporaries who were also … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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The Road To Rezillomania [part 1]

Let it not be said that I don’t love me some Rezillos! A concert they played in Washington D.C. 15 years ago was a treasured gift of a gig. 22 Years after they ceased to exist, 80% of the original … Continue reading

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Record Review: Jona Lewie – On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist DLX RM

Jona Lewie: On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist DLX RM UK CD [2007] The Baby, She’s On The Street Laughing Tonight Bang-A-Lang-A-Boom-Er-Rang-Man The Fairground Ride On The Road Vous Et Moi I’ll Get By In Pittsburgh Bureaucrats Hallelujah Europa … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: “On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist”

It was some time in 1981, I think, when my compatriot chasinvictoria [who had moved away to Atlanta for a bit] send me a tape letter with Jona Lewie among the many bits of music to enthuse over. The first … Continue reading

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My Tale Of Turntablism

Right now is a rare time in the Record Cell in that there are recent vinyl acquisitions that I’m definitely not listening to. For a very practical reason. My Pioneer turntable is in… the shop!! Moreover, it’s been in the … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 4]

1978 In 1978 I entered High school and changes had occurred over the summer. As a result of cultural disco saturation, I chanced to discover FM Rock and stopped listening to top 40 radio hits. By the time I was … Continue reading

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