Tag Archives: 1982

It’s 34 Years later – What’s Still Not On CD? [part 1]

Mr. Ware brought up an extremely valid thread topic in a comment last week when he asked what albums were we still waiting for a CD of. The CD format was introduced in 1982, 34 years ago. By 1985, when I … 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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Record Review: Fashiøn – Streetplayer-Mechanik

Fashiøn: Streetplayer – Mechanik UK 12″ [1982] Streetplayer – Mechanik [audiø extra] Mutant Mix Mechanik Dressed Tø Kill [mix] After hearing the first Fàshiön Music album, “Product Perfect” back in 1979, I didn’t expect to hear them resurface again three … Continue reading

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Record Review: Yaz[oo] – Upstairs At Eric’s

Yaz: Upstairs At Eric’s [U.S. edition] – US – CD [1982/7] Don’t Go Too Pieces Bad Connection I Before E Except After C Midnight In My Room Only You Goodbye Seventies Situation [remix] Winter Kills Bring Your Love Down [Didn’t … Continue reading

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Record Review: Polyrock – Above The Fruited Plain

I first heard of Polyrock when I bought the RCA New Wave comp “Blitz” in 1981. They were an atmospheric New York band with the cachet of having Philip Glass and Kurt Munkacsi engineer and produce their two RCA albums. … Continue reading

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It’s Immaterial Prehistory In Need Of Compiling…Can It Be Done?

Yesterday we looked at the much-needed compilation of the first album period on Circa/Virgin by It’s Immaterial, but by that time, the band had a four year history that had gone all over the indie label map. Of course, the … Continue reading

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The Trouser Press Years

I have to admit that I was never one to follow the rock press very much. First of all, in America, this usually meant Rolling Stone or Creem Magazine; neither of which ever did anything for me. By the time I … Continue reading

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