Tag Archives: 1982

30 Days: 30 Albums | Befour Three O’Clock – Happen Happened

I remember loving The Three O’Clock and seeing the Salvation Army album all over the place at every hip record store in the mid-80s and thinking “I really must get that some day.” <flash forward 33 years> I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | China Crisis – Difficult Shapes + Passive Rhythms – Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain DLX RM

I first encountered China Crisis on MTV’s “London Calling” program where a snippet of the video for “Working With Fire + Steel” was shown. I immediately bought the album of that name, which got a release on Warner Brothers in … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Graham Parker – Another Grey Area

I really enjoy Graham Parker, but many of his albums on CD are scarce to find. Especially from the ’81-’85 period. None of them were early CDs and they filtered out, sometimes on 3rd party labels in the 90s and … Continue reading

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REDUX: Corn-Fed New Wave: System 56 – Metro Metro

April 1, 2014 System 56: Metro-Metro US 7: [1982] Metro-Metro In The Old World In a word… Wow!  Wow!!! My friend JT hipped me to this incredible Cleveland band that was active for only a few years from 1982-1984 and … Continue reading

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REDUX: …But What About The Fixx?

February 3, 2014 Today at the gym I heard a new song finally enter into the satellite radio 80s CHR playlist; usually a welcome happening. The track was “Saved By Zero” and it got me thinking about The Fixx. That … Continue reading

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Record Review: Hot Gossip – Soul Warfare

Hot Gossip: Soul Warfare UK 12″ [1982] Soul Warfare Soul Warfare [instrumental] Back in April, I wrote about the excellent 12″ that The British Electric Foundation produced for the dance troupe Hot Gossip. It was a cover of the early … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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