Tag Archives: 1982

Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Side two seemed to get off to a promising start with “Funny Funny Me.” Where else could one heard a song that featured both a rhumba beat and calliope? Clare Grogan swooped and swerved gamely with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Altered Images Pinky Blue 1982 2.5 So, with the release of their third single, “Happy Birthday,” Altered Images were thrust into the funhouse mirror world that accompanies having a single that reached number two in the … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago Today, Simple Minds Changed Everything with “New Gold Dream [81,82,83,84]”

I was planning on starting a thread about another Scot band today but an email I received from a friend in the predawn hours [he was on OZ time…] alerted me to the salient fact that on this day in … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 8]

[…continued from last post] The primordial version of “No” was as different from the elaborate and layered album production as possible. For a start, it’s all performed on guitar, bass and drums! The mournful tone of Rankine’s guitar was still … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 7]

[…continued from last post] The June third Peel Session from 1982, was broadcast just three weeks after “Sulk” was released. The band were obviously racing towards the horizon as the new session [possibly after drummer John Murphy was out of … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 6]

[…continued from last post] Next in the program was the phalanx of hit singles…boom…boom…boom! Having first heard “Party Fears Two” in 7″ form on “Popera” in 1990 meant that the succinct single mix made that heavy first impression. Listening to … Continue reading

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Associates “Sulk” Ultrabox Aims For Excess…As Ever [part 5]

[…continued from last post] The monitor mix of “It’s Better This Way” was not an instrumental. Instead, it was another case of Billy MacKenzie attacking the song from one of many different angles. It went back to the B-side of … Continue reading

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