Tag Archives: 1981

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 Teardrop Explodes – Wilder

The Teardrop Explodes: Wilder UK CD [2000] Bent Out Of Shape Colours Fly Away Seven Views Of Jerusalem Pure Joy Falling Down Around Me The Culture Bunker Passionate Friend Tiny Children Like Leila Khaled Said …And The Fighting Takes Over … Continue reading

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Record Review: Positive Noise – Positive Negative

Positive Noise: Positive/Negative UK 12″ [1981] Positive/Negative [ext. remix] Positive/Negative [instrumental] Energy This was a record I’d wanted ever since 1982. That year, I’d purchased what for decades was my only Positive Noise record, “Change of Heart.” When I played that … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 2]

After beginning life as Flowers in Australia, only to find a Scot band using that name in the Northern Hemisphere, the group wisely chose to take the name of their debut album, Icehouse. For the follow up, leader Iva Davies … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 1]

Yesterday we skirted the edge of the phenomenon of bands I deeply love and collect but have not yet compiled a BSOG for. Ultravox were the elephant in the room, but as I mentioned, most of their rarity output can … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Human League – Holiday ’80

The Human League: Holiday ’80 JPN EP [1981] Marianne Dancevision Toyota City [long] Rock ‘N’ Roll/Nightclubbing Being Boiled 1981 was when The Human League got a death-grip on my cerebellum when after knowing about this band for almost two years, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Our Daughters Wedding – Digital Cowboy

Our Daughters Wedding: Digital Cowboy US EP [1981] Target For Life Red Alert Lawnchairs Dance Floor No One Is Watching Here was another record I read about in the pages of Billboard prior to its release. The 1980 indie 7″ release … Continue reading

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