Tag Archives: 1983

“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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I Can’t Believe That I Just Found Out About The OTHER Heaven 17…

I was getting ready to write a quick post about Montreal’s technopop titans, Men Without Hats, when during the hasty [yet undeniably real] research portion of my post, I came across some new data that was slightly mind blowing! And … Continue reading

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Want List: Bill Nelson – Transcorder – The Acquitted By Mirrors Recordings UK 2xCD

Bill Nelson: Transcorder – UK – 2xD [2020] DISC 1 ​Sleepcycle (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ Konny Buys A Kodak (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ When The Birds Return (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ The Beat That Can’t Go Wrong … Continue reading

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CD-3 Files: David Sylvian + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Forbidden Colours

David Sylvian + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Forbidden Colours – UK – CD-3 – [1988] Forbidden Colours [1983 version] 4:42 Bamboo Houses [12″ ver.] 5:26 Bamboo Music [12″ ver.] 5:41 Today I was at a loss to pick a blog topic, so … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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The Dury Is Out…But New Chaz Jankel Boxed Set Wraps Up His Full Solo Career

Chaz Jankel: Glad To Know You The Anthology 1980-1986 – UK – 5xCD [2020] CD 1: Chas Jankel Ai No Corrida Peace, At Last Just A Thought Lenta Latina Fuse Am I Honest With Myself Really? Reverie CD 2: Chasanova/questionnaire … Continue reading

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