Tag Archives: 1980

Want List: Collecting The Sparks Power Pop Periphery – #1 Hilly Michaels

Sure, sure! we’ve been neck deep in Sparks appreciation the last month or so, following on the heels of their documentary and in anticipation of their upcoming musical film. But it’s not just all about the Maels. They have been … Continue reading

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Ultravoxless: Voiceless “Vienna” Still Delights

Ultravox: Vienna [Steven Wilson Remix + Instrumental] – UK – 2xCD [2021] Disc One: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Remix] Astradyne New Europeans Private Lives Passing Strangers Sleepwalk Mr. X Western Promise Vienna All Stood Still Disc Two: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Instrumental … Continue reading

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40 Years Later, John Foxx Releases Companion Album to “The Garden” with “Church”

John Foxx: Church – UK – LP [2021] This Jungle Miles Away A Long Time Fog Swimmer I Swimmer II Swimmer III Swimmer IV Forty years ago, John Foxx released his album “The Garden” and it was one of my … Continue reading

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Oingo Boingo Gets DLX RMs Of Four Early Classics From Rubellan Remasters

Last Friday we had to double post due to the fact that the barely released Oingo Boingo colored vinyl LPs of “Only A Lad” were flying out of the Rubellan Remasters webstore at such a furious clip, that the planned … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shox – “No Turning Back” UK 7″

Shox: No Turning Back – UK – 7″ [1980] No Turning Back Lying Here Shox were a band that I only found out about many years [decades, actually] into my Jacqui Brookes fandom. I was wondering what Ms. Brookes had … 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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