Tag Archives: 1982

A Young Person’s Guide To: The Human League – Fascination! US EP

The Human League: Fascination! US EP [1983] [Keep Feeling] Fascination [extended] 4:56 Mirror Man 3:48 Hard Times 4:54 I Love You Too Much [version 1] 3:18 You Remind Me Of Gold 3:35 [Keep Feeling] Fascination [improvisation] 6:12 I realized by … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 4]

[…continued form last post] The B-side of “Africa Mine” was “I Feel Cheap,” which was as emotionally direct a song as possible but the production by Peter Wilson had room for sonic detail like the Eventide Harmonizer used on the … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What had been side two of the LP began with the unique “Cars Driven Fast.” That had been the original title of the album before their management made the change to “Sanctuary” and Polydor Germany called … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The prerelease single let us know from the start that The Passions were moving on from their patented echoplexed New Wave guitar sound as typified by the hit “I’m In Love With A German Film Star.” … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Passions – Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [part 1]

The Passions: Sanctuary DLX RM US CD [2019] Jump For Joy The Letter Into Night Small Talk White Lies Cars Driven Fast Love Is Essential Your Friend Hold On Don’t Go Sanctuary Africa Mine I Feel Cheap The Story Tempting … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love US LP/CD

I first heard Thompson Twins like most “hip” Americans. In the summer of 1982 I was hearing “In The Name Of Love” a lot on college radio. The single would go on to be the Billboard “dance single” of the … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Ultravox! Catfight Between Amii Stewart and Maria Conchita Alonso!

It’s been leading up to this point for almost eight years now! I’ve had a rough week making up my 40 hours with a later than usual dental checkup. Yesterday I re-ran the post that I did because I was … Continue reading

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