Tag Archives: 1982

Rational Youth Released The Ultimate Minimal Synth Album With “Cold War Nightlife” [part 1]

Rational Youth: Cold War Nightlife – CAN – DLX RM CD [2019] Close To Nature Beware The Fly Saturdays In Silesia Just A Sound In The Night Le Meilleur Des Mondes Ring The Bells City Of Night Dancing On The … Continue reading

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Record Review: Defunkt – “The Razor’s Edge” UK 12″

Defunkt: The Razor’s Edge – UK – 12″ [1982] The Razor’s Edge 9:22 Strangling Me With Your Love [Revisited] 10:45 I’ve spoken on occasion and dropped the term “Jazz-Funk” into the mix here at PPM. What that usually entailed was … Continue reading

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80s Soundtrack Week: Tuesday – “Party Party” GER CD

Today’s album came from much earlier in the decade and came from a completely different mindset. Instead of US teens living in the “alternative music” scene of the mid-80s, our next soundtrack was from a British holiday comedy about a … Continue reading

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Record Review: The The – “Uncertain Smile’ US 12”

The The: Uncertain Smile – US – 12″ [1982] Uncertain Smile [early extended version] 10:00 Three Orange Kisses From Kazan 5:00 Waitin’ For The Upturn 5:00 I had written briefly about this single ages ago, glossing over it on a … 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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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “Streetplayer” was a very hardy track, since it went under the remix knife here and laughed off all attempts to drive it off the rails with the new elements woven into its sturdy DNA. French sound … Continue reading

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