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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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First Record Show In Over Four Years Disappoints

Let’s take a break before yet more OMD posts. Other things have been happening and one of the that merited commentary was the first record show in my sleepy town in over four years. Just like the last one, this … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 11]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] In 1980, OMD were touring “Organization” in Europe and since they were playing places like Rouen and Orleans, wags in their support band … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 9]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit the wax I was greeted by sounds heretofore alien to an OMD record. Creaking machinery, pneumatic hissing, and frantically … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 8]

[continued from this post] As OMD moved from 1980 into 1981, they found themselves synchronizing immaculately with the zeitgeist of the year which saw Post-Punk and the emergent New Pop aesthetic reaching for its acme in the public consciousness. 1981 … Continue reading

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