Tag Archives: 1981

REVO Remastering: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox

Ultravox: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox 2xCD-R [2018] Disc 1 [Foxx] Satday Night In The City of The Dead Slipaway Wide Boys My Sex Young Savage ROckwrok Fear In The Western World Distant Smile The Man Who Dies Every … Continue reading

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Want List: Does Boxed “Movement” By New Order Excite?

It’s been a decade since the “definitive” New Order back catalog has been exploited. Rhino must be getting twitchy! I saw with some interest the 2xCD versions that came out in 2008 and featured a bonus disc of all of … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Go-Gos vs Fun Boy Three

I recently bought a copy of the US 12″ single of the Fun Boy Three version of “Our Lips Are Sealed,” so now I could finally hear something more than memories for the first time in 35 years. I had … Continue reading

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Song Of The Day: The Specials – Ghost Town

The Specials: Ghost Town US 12″ [1981] Ghost Town [extended version] Why? [extended version] Friday Night Saturday Morning “Ghost Town” was a non-LP single by The Specials that made a really big impact in 1981. The song was inspired by … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Photos – Crystal Tips + Mighty Mice [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Speaking of strong songs, “Kill That Girl” began with a evasive minor key intro only to blossom upon the first chorus into a vibrant Motown pastiche complete with a buoyant James Jamerson bass line and perky … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | David Byrne – The Complete Score From The Broadway Production Of “The Catherine Wheel”

I vividly recall when it looked like Talking Heads were a spent force by 1980. Their third album with Brian Eno had pushed the band to the near breaking point while making exceptionally compelling albums. In 1981, all of the … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Prince – Controversy

The time has come today… I have come off of a two week period from late July to early August where there were Ron Kane-like levels of music purchase that saw me bagging nearly 90 titles in that time. Methinks … Continue reading

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