Tag Archives: 1980

Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 9]

[continued from last post] All of the brief instrumentals were done and disc three concluded with a bevy of demos and alternate takes of familiar material. The demo of “No-One Driving” featured a very Moroderesque synthpulse kicking it into high … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 8]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – bonus material disc 3 [2018] A Frozen Moment He’s A Liquid [instrumental dub] Mr. No [alternative version] The Uranium Committee A Man Alone Over Tokyo Terminal Zone Urban Code A Version Of You Glimmer … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Great B- Sides – Elvis Costello + The Attractions – Just A Memory

July 16, 2014 A big chunk of what makes me the person that I am is that I seventually learned about the ins and outs of record collecting, though it was an arduous trek on my on in the wilderness … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 7]

[continued from last post] With the first half of disc two acting like a sister album to “Metamatic” with ten new songs, the last half of the disc mops up alternative versions and mixes from the album [with one exception]. … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 6]

John Foxx: Metamatic DLX RM – bonus material disc 2 [2018] Film One This City To Be With You Cinemascope Burning Car Glimmer Mr. No Young Love 20th Century My Face Underpass [radio edit] No-One Driving [single version] Like a … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 5]

[continued from last post] The slow Rumba beat from the CR-78 underpins “Blurred Girl.” The Theremin-like lead lines return to evoke retrograde science fiction eeriness, but the warm synth leads stand in stark opposition to this to create dissonance. Foxx’s … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 4]

[continued from last post] The next track on the album took its name cheekily from a setting on the iconic Roland CR-78 rhythm box that gave the album its metallic heart. The “Metallic Beat” setting added a clanking metallic tone … Continue reading

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