Tag Archives: 1983

Record Review: Altered Images – Bring Me Closer UK 12″

Altered Images: Bring Me Closer – UK – 12″ [1983] Bring Me Closer [extended version] Surprise Me 1983 brought with it many changes as the New Wave/Post-Punk and even New Pop trends of 1981 began to mutate in an increasingly … Continue reading

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Record Review: Strasse – A Stairway To You UK 12″ Late Model New-Ro From Sweden

Strasse: A Stairway To You – UK – 12″ [1983] A Stairway To You [ext. ver.] 5:15 The Markethall [version] 3:55 Earlier this summer I posited the notion that a roundup of the many singles that Midge Ure produced for … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Elvis Costello + The Attractions – Punch The Clock

They proliferated like mushrooms in the pomp of mid-80s productions as the Serious Eighties got underway and swept the last vestiges of the Post-Punk experimentation of the late 70s off of the music map. I suppose we can lay the … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 3 – Nina Hagen – Zarah 12″

Following the acid-drenched splendor of “Nunsexmonkrock,” Nina Hagen might have been shocked to still have a contract with CBS records in America.  So in that framework, maybe her linkup with Moroder on the following album wasn’t all that left field. … Continue reading

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Record Review: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Side two of the original album, as usual, was where the most commercial track on the album rested. “Love Breakdown” was a high-calorie example of whipped cream disco⇓. State of the art keyboards produced to within … Continue reading

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Record Review: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

White Door: Windows DLX RM UK CD [2009] Jerusalem Americana Windows In Heaven Love Breakdown Where Do We Go (From Here) School Days Behind The White Door Love Breakdown (Instrumental) Way Of The World Kings Of The Orient New Jealousies … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: The Human League – Fascination! US EP

The Human League: Fascination! US EP [1983] [Keep Feeling] Fascination [extended] 4:56 Mirror Man 3:48 Hard Times 4:54 I Love You Too Much [version 1] 3:18 You Remind Me Of Gold 3:35 [Keep Feeling] Fascination [improvisation] 6:12 I realized by … Continue reading

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