Tag Archives: 1979

Unnamed Jo Callis Project Gets Greenlighted!

On Saturday, I crossed a line in the sand! In a move that doesn’t happen every day, I obtained the final piece of a special Jo Callis puzzle. I now have everything he’s released outside of The Rezillos and the Human … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: Visage Debut Single

Visage: Tar UK 7″ [1979] Tar [7″ version] Frequency 7 With a dive into the 7 disc CDX edition of the Visage “Wild Life” compilation/box looming large in the very near future, I felt that it was imperative to make this … Continue reading

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Record Review: Graham Parker – I Want You Back [Alive]

Graham Parker + The Rumour: I Want You Back [Alive] US 7″ [1979] I Want You Back [Alive] Mercury Poisoning When record shopping recently, I came across a Graham Parker + The Rumour record with two songs on it that dated … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 2]

The bonus tracks began with the rousing “Masquerade,” which was built on the same lurching beat popular around that time in songs like “My Shadow In Vain” or “My Sharona,” but I’ll take this song any day. Once heard, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 1]

Skids: Days In Europa UK CD [2001] Animation Charade Dulce Et Decorum Est [Pro Patria Mori] Pros & Cons Home Of The Saved Working For The Yankee Dollar The Olympian Thanatos A Day In Europa Peaceful Times Masquerade Out Of … 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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Record Review: Cowboys International – Revisited [part 2]

“Afternath” was one of the four singles pulled from the album, and is figured here in an exceptionally brief 2:17 single mix. The disco urgency of the rhythm section played well juxtaposed against the escalating main riff. The effects of … Continue reading

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