Tag Archives: 1982

Record Review: Boomtown Rats – House On Fire

The Boomtown Rats: House On Fire UK 12″ [1982] House On Fire [Dub Mix] Europe Looked Ugly I don’t quite know what happened with The Boomtown Rats. They were one of the first New Wave acts from the UK I … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bananarama – Deep Sea Skiving

Bananarama: Deep Sea Skiving UK CD [1986] Shy Boy Doctor Love What A Shambles Really Saying Something [He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’] Cheers Then Aie-A-Mwana Young At Heart Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Hey Young London Boy Trouble … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 4]

[…continued from previous post] And after “Coffee Club,” this album manifested several other, radically different forms. This was the crucial factor that made “Diamond” such an arresting, almost stupefying album. Their first album was generally of a consistent piece; rock … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 3]

[…continued from previous post] The next track on the program was the upbeat dance track “Instinction.”I think I had already seen the video on MTV by the time I had this, so having heard the superhuman Trevor Horn remix of … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Let’s get the topic right out of the way. I can never get enough of “Chant No. 1 [I Don’t Need This Pressure On]!” The 4:00 single/LP version is awe-inspiring enough to act as a tease. … Continue reading

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Gorge Yourself On Disco: Spandau Ballet’s “Diamond” Boxed Set Edition [part 1]

Spandau Ballet: Diamond Boxed Set 4×12″ [1982] Chant No. 1 [I Don’t Need This Pressure On][Remix] 8:04 Instinction [Remix] 6:58 Paint Me Down [Remix] 6:24 Coffee Club [Remix] 6:48 She Loved Like Diamond [12″ Version] 3:41 Pharaoh 6:35 Innocence And … Continue reading

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Record Review: Arlene Philips’ Hot Gossip – I Don’t Depend On You

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip: I Don’t Depend On You UK 12″ [1982] I Don’t Depend On You [12″ remix] Depend On Us I always thought highly of the one-off single by The Human League under the name ‘The Men.’ While … Continue reading

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