Tag Archives: 1982

80s Soundtrack Week: Tuesday – “Party Party” GER CD

Today’s album came from much earlier in the decade and came from a completely different mindset. Instead of US teens living in the “alternative music” scene of the mid-80s, our next soundtrack was from a British holiday comedy about a … Continue reading

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Record Review: The The – “Uncertain Smile’ US 12”

The The: Uncertain Smile – US – 12″ [1982] Uncertain Smile [early extended version] 10:00 Three Orange Kisses From Kazan 5:00 Waitin’ For The Upturn 5:00 I had written briefly about this single ages ago, glossing over it on a … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 2]

[…continued from last post] By the time that 2-Tone moved forward into 1980, the label’s acts began to sprawl from the focused retro Ska style into exotic new syntheses that found less favor on the British charts. The radical sophomore … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 1]

Various Artists: The 2-Tone Collection – A Checkered Past – US – 2xCD [1993] Disc One The Special A.K.A.: Gangsters The Selecter: The Selecter Madness: The Prince The Selecter: On My Radio The Specials featuring Rico: A Message To You … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “Streetplayer” was a very hardy track, since it went under the remix knife here and laughed off all attempts to drive it off the rails with the new elements woven into its sturdy DNA. French sound … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 10]

[…continued from last post] Finally, Face 3 had one track which was only in this boxed set. “Something In Your Picture [Alternative Album Mix].” The mix had subtly differing balances and slightly different rhythms and synth touches. The backing vocals … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 9]

[…continued from last post] The fourth single from “Fabrique” was a little scarce. While the first three had been issued worldwide, “Something In Your Picture” only seemed to get a release in the UK and Spain. The “Motor Drive” remix … Continue reading

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