Tag Archives: 1981

Record Review: Girls At Our Best! – Pleasure [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Once the laser hit the ebullient title cut to the album [which originally began the 1981 LP] then all bets were off. This was an immediately gripping piece of hook laden pop-punk with a penchant for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Girls At Our Best! – Pleasure

Girls At Our Best!: Pleasure UK CD [2009] Getting Nowhere Fast Warm Girls Politics! It’s Fashion Go For The Gold Pleasure Too Big For Your Boots I’m Beautiful Now Waterbed Babies Fun City Teenagers £600,000 Heaven China Blue Fast Boyfriends … Continue reading

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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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