Tag Archives: 1981

Want List: Robert Palmer BSOG of Complete Island Albums UK 9xCD

We were slow to acknowledge the many charms of Robert Palmer at first. In 1978, when he got his first US Top 40 hits on his ’78/’79 albums with “Every Kinda People” and “Bad Case Of Loving You” I thought … Continue reading

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Keith Levene: 1957-2022

Saturday, I received the word from my friend and frequent commenter chasinvictoria that Keith Levene had died from liver cancer. When I think of the three guitarists from the Post-Punk era who helped to define the new concepts that would … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 1]

October marked the 40th anniversary of one of my favorite albums ever released in North America, and quite possibly my favorite Canadian album of all time. Spoons “Arias + Symphonies.” I’ve owned a copy for 40 years now and it’s … Continue reading

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Want List: Modern Eon DLX RM Brings Liverpudlian Post-Punk Band Into The Digital Era

It was only a few months ago that I was writing about discovering that I had not sold off my Modern Eon “Fiction Tales” as I had mistakenly believed for years, and that prompted a notion of buying 7″ singles … Continue reading

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When Titans…Collaborate: Malcolm Garrett + Peter Saville Sleeves [part 1]

Manchester was a hotbed of musical influence in the Post-Punk musical environment for sure, but if you’re a graphic designer [raises hand] it was even more influential from the same period. While there were titans of sleeve art prior to … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 1]

Now that Altered Images have returned for that fourth album a mere 39 years after breaking up after their their album seemed to show their ability to land singles in the charts flagging dramatically, the appearance of album number four … Continue reading

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Record Review: Robert Fripp – “League Of Gentlemen” US LP [part 2]

[…continued from last post] One of the most astonishing songs here, “Eye Needles,” was built on urgent tick-tock rhythms played furiously on keys that had Fripp soloing with a shower of double picked notes before hanging back to beefier chords … Continue reading

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