Tag Archives: 1980

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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Record Review: The Psychedelic Furs [US version – part 2]

[…continued from last post] The next song on the album was the one I’d heard the seven inch edit of earlier. The album version of “Sister Europe” had another minute and a quarter to sprawl luxuriantly. The hypnotic sax by Duncan … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Psychedelic Furs [US version – part 1]

The Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs US LP [1980] India Sister Europe Susan’s Strange Fall We Love You Soap Commercial Imitation Of Christ Pulse Wedding Song Flowers I had been primed for the debut album by The Psychedelic Furs due … Continue reading

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Record Review: New Musik – From A To B [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] The title seemed sort of cribbed from Brian Eno, but “Dead Fish [Don’t Swim Home]” perhaps owed more to the arch pop strategist than its title. The extended intro was all based on backwards synth tapes … Continue reading

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Record Review: New Musik – From A To B

New Musik: From A To B NL CD [1994] Straight Lines Sanctuary A Map Of You Science On Islands This World Of Water Living By Numbers Dead Fish (Don’t Swim Home) Adventures The Safe Side Missing Persons She’s A Magazine Sad … Continue reading

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Record Review: Daryl Hall – Sacred Songs

Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs DLX RM CD [1999] Sacred Songs Something In 4/4 Time Babs And Babs Urban Landscape NYCNY The Farther Away I Am Why Was It So Easy Don’t Leave Me Alone With Her Survive Without Tears You … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Skids – The Absolute Game [part 2]

[continued from previous post] The bonus tracks on the Captain Oi! DLX RM of “The Absolute Game” were eleven strong. The first two were the single versions of “Circus Games” and “Goodbye Civilian.” “Circus Games” was the exact same length … Continue reading

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