Tag Archives: 1982

Seven CDs Of China Crisis For All

Gloryoski! It’s taken the patience of a saint, but next month Caroline International are gifting us with DLX RMs of the sacred first three China Crisis albums. I had given up hope on this notion many years ago. So much … Continue reading

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Record Review: Dalek i Love You [part 2]

[continued from previous post…] Yesterday we cast an ear towards the original 1983 album. Today, we examine the singles with the bonus tracks that made it onto this DLX RM. Dalek i Love You: Holiday In Disneyland UK 12″ [1982] … Continue reading

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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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