Tag Archives: 1978

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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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 1]

June 25, 2015 It was back in the late 70s when I began to notice a change in the perception of synthesizers among musicians in the Post-Punk era. In 1977, Punk Year Zero, synthesizers were viewed with much suspicion as … Continue reading

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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 1]

When I was contracted last month by the PR agent promoting Omnivore’s CD reissue program for the works of Gleaming Spires, it was like having my wish granted by a genie. When they offered an interview with Spire David Kendrick, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Rachel Sweet – “Fool Around” GER. CD

Rachel Sweet: Fool Around – GER – DLX RM CD [1991] B-A-B-Y I Go To Pieces Who Does Lisa Like? Wildwood Saloon Stay Awhile Suspended Animation Sad Song It’s So Different Here Cuckoo Clock Strager In The House Pin A … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe That I Just Found Out About The OTHER Heaven 17…

I was getting ready to write a quick post about Montreal’s technopop titans, Men Without Hats, when during the hasty [yet undeniably real] research portion of my post, I came across some new data that was slightly mind blowing! And … Continue reading

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Record Review: Métal Urbain – Anarchy In Paris US CD

Métal Urbain/Métal Boys: Anarchy In Paris! US CD [2003] Panik Paris Maquis Hystérie Connective Lady Coca Cola Clé De Contact Pop Poubelle Fugue For A Darkening Island Ghetto Ultra Violence Futurama Snuff Movie Numéro Zero 50/50 Atlantis Anarchie Au Palace … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Slits Double Peel Sessions UK CD

The Slits: The Peel Sessions UK CD [1989] Love And Romance Vindictive New Town Shop Lifting So Tough Instant Hit FM I first heard The Slits on WPRK-FM college radio in maybe 1980-81. They played their amazing cover of “I … Continue reading

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