Tag Archives: 1978

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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A Young Person’s Guide To “A Tonic For The Troops”

One of the bands that were there from the beginning for me when the New Wave finally hit my ears were The Boomtown Rats. I had actually heard the song “Rat Trap” from “A Tonic For The Troops” played on the … Continue reading

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

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 being the tools … Continue reading

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