Tag Archives: 1978

New Wave Blind Spots: Squeeze

There’s almost 2500 posts at PPM and this is the first one on Squeeze. There’s a reason for that. In all candor, they were never a group that really excited me in any way. I know many at the time … Continue reading

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Poll: The Bowie Compilation Album To Have When You’re Having Only One [part 1]

I was looking at the latest feed on Discogs and noticed a Bowie compilation that was new to me this morning. “Chameleon” was an Australian/New Zealand compilation new to me, and with a very dated line in airbrush art using … Continue reading

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Record Review: A Focus On Fashion Phase One Gives Us “Fàshiön Music” Reissued And Expanded UK 2xCD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] 1978 Demos The last six tracks on disc one were 1978 demos. The single conceit of the title, which was almost all of its lyric content, was the crux of “I Don’t Take Drugs, I Don’t … Continue reading

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Record Review: A Focus On Fashion Phase One Gives Us “Fàshiön Music” Reissued And Expanded UK 2xCD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The Singles The CD led off with each of the nine tracks on the band’s four singles. Three of them released in the UK on their own Fàshiön Music sublabel of FaultyProducts. And over in The … Continue reading

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Record Review: A Focus On Fashion Phase One Gives Us “Fàshiön Music” Reissued And Expanded UK 2xCD [part 1]

Fashion: Fàshiön Music DLX RM – UK – 2xCD [2022] Disc 1 Steady Eddie Steady Killing Time Citinite Wastelife Silver Blades Silver Blades A Deeper Cut Sodium Pentathol Negative [The] Innocent Red, Green & Gold Fiction Factory Do It In … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Revisit “Act Of Love” From Their Earliest Days Today

Simple Minds: Act Of Love – DL [2022] Act of Love 4:01 Friday we got a shock from the Simple Minds camp, who’ve been pretty quiet with the Covid Pandemic torpedoing the band’s formerly ceaseless live romp. Their 40 Years … Continue reading

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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 3]

July 1, 2015 With UK technopop experiencing a meteoric rise in the years 1979-80, the next year was a watershed for the sound. Big changes were underfoot. OMD dropped their third album and it was filled with experimental elements like … Continue reading

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