Tag Archives: 1981

Record Review: Grace Jones – “Nightclubbing” US CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Track three was the deepest dive into the reggae bucket that the Compass Point All Stars band made their usual living in. The harsh, angular stabs of white noise synthetic percussion delivering a THWACK every bar … Continue reading

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Record Review: Grace Jones – “Nightclubbing” US CD [part 1]

Grace Jones: Nightclubbing – US – CD [1987] Walking In The Rain Pull Up To The Bumper Use Me Nightclubbing Art Groupie I’ve Seen That Face Before [Libertango] Feel Up Demolition Man I’ve Done It Again As amazing as it … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk Awakes From Slumber To Revisit “Heimcomputer” 40 Years Later

I can recall getting a copy of Kraftwerk’s 1981 opus, “Computerworld” as a high school graduation present. Since I already had a computer in my home by that time [Radio Shack CoCo with Extended Basic upgrade, if you’re asking] I … Continue reading

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Forty Foxxy Years In “The Garden” Now On Colored Vinyl LPs

The last two days have seen me nearly obsessed with the synth bass solo from the coda in John Foxx’s “You Were There.” A killer deep cut from his 1981 opus, “The Garden.” My instincts were obviously working overtime since … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 2]

[…continued from last post] By the time that 2-Tone moved forward into 1980, the label’s acts began to sprawl from the focused retro Ska style into exotic new syntheses that found less favor on the British charts. The radical sophomore … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 1]

Various Artists: The 2-Tone Collection – A Checkered Past – US – 2xCD [1993] Disc One The Special A.K.A.: Gangsters The Selecter: The Selecter Madness: The Prince The Selecter: On My Radio The Specials featuring Rico: A Message To You … Continue reading

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Record Review: Landscape – “Einstein-A-Go-Go” UK 12″

We’ve covered the 1981 technopop brilliance of Landscape’s “From The Tearooms of Mars…To The Hell-Holes Of Uranus” in days gone by here, and this time out we are going to focus the PPM laser on the ubiquitous hit from that … Continue reading

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