Tag Archives: 1983

REDUX: The Day Ozzy Went New Wave…And Disco!

March 4, 2014 I was never really a Black Sabbath fan. Sure, sure. I had a compilation I wanted for my birthday at age eleven with the excellent single “Paranoid” on it, but as the eighties dawned, I much preferred … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Blue Monday Ripoffs

March 3, 2014 It was almost 31 years prior to the day when  the seminal New Order single “Blue Monday” was initially released. The 12″ sporting a floppy disc inspired sleeve was issued by Factory on March 3, 1983 and … Continue reading

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REDUX: Corn-Fed New Wave: Figures On A Beach, The Early Years

February 20, 2014 Ten days ago, commenter Rob C made an eloquent defense of Detroit’s Figures On A Beach and little did he know, but his words were only a portion of the FOAB event horizon that I find myself … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 17]

[continued from previous post] After the “Dazzle Ships” campaign stalled with the non-hit status of “Telegraph,” the earmarked third single “Radio Waves” never had a chance of happening. Virgin must have had kittens because OMD, who had sold 3,000,000 copies … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 16]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from this post] So… we return to the OMD Rock G.P.A.® thread, abandoned almost three weeks ago for a sudden obituary thread for someone I’ve known for over … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 15]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] Following the brilliant pop of “Telegraph,” the album snapped violently back into fragmentary sound collage with “This Is Helena.” This was surely one of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 14]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] After those first two tracks, anything could have happened here. So a line in the sand was definitely crossed when “ABC Auto Industry” began. … Continue reading

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