Tag Archives: 1979

REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 2]

June 30, 2015 Gary Numan had made one album as the sci-fi punk band Tubeway Army in 1978. It was full of chugging guitars and even the same Philip K. Dick lyric references [“Listen To The Sirens” opens with the … Continue reading

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Breaking The Ice With Bette Bright…43 Years Later

I never heard Deaf School until sometime in the early 90s when a friend have me the US 2xLP compilation of “2nd Honeymoon/Don’t Stop The World” and I finally got to hear the fascinating group. Sure, I’d heard the name … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Roxy Music – Manifesto

It was 1982 and I had already owned “Flesh + Blood” since its release. The was my first Roxy Music album. In the summer of 1982, I bought “Avalon” and the next obvious step was buying “Manifesto,” the first of … Continue reading

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Record Review: Noel – “Dancing Is Dangerous” US 7″

Noel: Dancing Is Dangerous – US- 7″ [1979] Dancing is Dangerous [7″ edit] 3:42 The Night They Invented Love [7″ edit] 3:45 With Sparks dominating my listening since seeing “The Sparks Brothers” documentary the weekend before last, i have now … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: David Werner – David Werner [REVO 094]

David Werner: David Werner + – US – CD-R [2020] Can’t Imagine What’s Right What Do You Need To Love Melanie Cries Eye To Eye Hold On Tight Every New Romance Too Late To Try High Class Blues She Sent … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 2]

[…continued from last post] By the time that 2-Tone moved forward into 1980, the label’s acts began to sprawl from the focused retro Ska style into exotic new syntheses that found less favor on the British charts. The radical sophomore … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 1]

Various Artists: The 2-Tone Collection – A Checkered Past – US – 2xCD [1993] Disc One The Special A.K.A.: Gangsters The Selecter: The Selecter Madness: The Prince The Selecter: On My Radio The Specials featuring Rico: A Message To You … Continue reading

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